The challenge is that inefficiencies can have multiple and interrelated root causes. Poor design, sub-optimal planning, and a lack of communication, for example, can all cause inefficiencies either on their own or in combination.
Broader perspective; better performance
Stepping back and gaining a holistic perspective on the terminal’s operations is the best way to identify root causes and begin to tackle them. From upgrading equipment and rethinking layouts to updating processes and training personnel, there’s plenty to keep in mind.
Don’t forget the power of an effective KPI. By setting and monitoring performance indicators, terminal operators can keep an eye on progress and target improvements in areas where they’ll deliver the biggest efficiency gains – both operational and financial.
Investing in a successful future
Future-proof financials are no-brainer for any ambitious business – not least in a time of high energy prices and inflation.
Mastering long-term planning
Keeping one eye on the long-term horizon is essential for ensuring a flexible, resilient, high-performing future, even in a constantly shifting environment.
How we can help
Conceptual design & planning
At the Portwise design practice, we combine extensive automation and operational knowledge with the latest simulation tools.
Capacity & throughput analysis
Portwise has developed a systematic approach ensuring that your terminal will be able to meet future capacity demands for quay, yard, gate and rail.
Portwise aims to mitigate risks that relate to uncertain factors in design projects of new container terminals or retrofit current facilities.
Automation & modernisation review
Portwise has developed a systematic approach how to identify the most suitable option(s) for automation of an (existing) container terminal
Operational improvements planning
Portwise uses a comprehensive, data-driven improvement approach to assess and optimise terminal resources to their full potential.