Opportunities related to improved berth planning
November 24, 2012
This paper, co-authored with the Global Institute of Logistics and SeaIntel Maritime Analysis examines the benefits of slow steaming and analyses financial benefits from improvements in the berthing process. For one case an annual saving of 40 million USD could be realized if the berthing process can be improved by 3 hours. Through a survey we find that a significant part of the berth planning process is highly manual in many ports and terminals. We conclude that is it feasible to improve the berth planning process and a substantial financial gain can be achieved by doing so.