If you consider the value of smooth operations in your terminal, you know that once your supply chain is broken, costs can compound and spiral, causing other customer obligations to go unmet, which can prove expensive. As a ports or terminals operator, knowing what risk a vessel poses before, during, or after berthing can help you manage these challenges.
With RightShip, the leading provider of maritime data and transparency services you can take steps to protect your supply chain, reputation, and the environment.
Let’s explore how RightShip’s dedicated Ports and Terminals team can help.
RightPORT helps reduce risk to supply chains
The new team will focus on providing the global network of ports and terminals with a much-needed service tailored to their specific needs. We provide a range of tools to stakeholders, providing instant access to information on vessel safety, crew welfare, and environmental issues in one easy-to-access centralised location.
The RightPORT team is a single source of contact for all parties involved in the port-to-port supply chain, arming participants with similar tools currently used by charterers and financiers who assess and rate shipping standards through international benchmarking.
Building on RightShip’s existing success in the port and terminal space, with more than 40 ports already taking advantage of the ESG solutions provided by RightShip.
The RightPORT team fills gaps in shore perspective
Yucel Yildiz, the Ports and Terminal Manager, who has a seafarer background with ranks up to Master on crude oil and chemical/product tankers and was a Loading Master, Vetting Inspector in refinery terminals before joining RightShip. Yildiz wants to improve safe operations and safety liaison between ship and shore.
“There are gaps to fill when it comes to improving mutual standards between the many ships that visit a port and the expectations of ports and terminals. When ships berth and handle cargo such as chemicals and pollutants, the goal is to minimise incidents, operational delays, spills and costly disruptions to supply chains.”
Yildiz believes dedicated information can help ports and terminals members avoid significant costs by reducing this risk.
“To give one example, closing a port due to an incident, pollution or detention equals delays to other critical supply chains. Costs can quickly spiral if you hire land base transport to deliver critical goods or delay your next berths or departures. RightPORT helps you aim for an uninterrupted supply chain as you can identify riskier vessels.”
The new team brings people from all parts of RightShip who work daily to tackle ESG, safety, sustainability, and crew welfare issues head-on.
RightPORT helps ports and terminals with green credentials
Many ports and terminals need help proving their green claims. Dima Sendova, who leads Ports and Terminal Business Development, predicts ports that can get creative with sustainability plans can use measured results to apply for green incentives, carbon credits, and net zero financing.
“When you can perform a risk analysis of every vessel before encountering detention problems, and know vessel environmental ratings, it is possible to create a future emissions reduction plan. From shore, you can diagnose your port’s problematic berths and plan sustainable layouts to reduce waiting times and emissions. You can improve the shore environment and plan crew welfare in tandem to provide the best ship-to-shore experiences.”
As the RightShip system incorporates elements from the IMO which creates a global standard for emissions measurement, Tam Pham, Sustainability Manager highlights how RightPORT hopes to bring together many benefits to suit future products.
“You can see any vessel’s GHG Ratings and more through the RightPORT portal which is what shore operatives want to see before allowing a vessel into their port.”
For ports and terminals, the Maritime Emissions Portal offers members what RightShip provides for shipowners, charterers, and financiers. Ports and terminal operators can benefit from environmental ratings tools, best practice frameworks, and the global benchmarking indicators that the sector relies upon. Leading ports such as the Port of Vancouver, are taking this one step further by establishing environmental incentive programs to address their impact on the local ecosystem, using RightShip’s GHG Rating as a key vessel metric.
With the Ports and Terminals team at RightShip, Dima hopes to build on the current tools available and provide ESG solutions specific to the port and terminal network.
Measure whole ports or zero in on one terminal
Chuck Ho, Product Manager for RightPORT, describes how RightShip’s new solutions for Ports and Terminals help manage your resources as the vessel moves through various stages of activity in your port:
“Assessing the risk for the whole port or terminal is available for pre-arrival vessels, vessels in port, and vessels departing. A simple traffic light system shows you high, medium, and low-risk vessels so you can quickly look up factors which can fill in the unknowns for you. This helps you put measures in place.”
Wassim Melhem, the Product Manager of the RightPORT technology, works closely with RightShip industry experts and members to develop the unique tools that ports and terminals require.
“When great minds think alike, real change is achievable. We can’t escape the reality that greater awareness and action is needed to reduce maritime risks encountered at every point in the supply chain. We’re here to help ports and terminals plan for a zero harm future and reduce their costs and risks.”
This article is shared by courtesy of RightShip – rightship.com