PACT is a new service on the online port portal MyPort for outgoing sea vessels from agents and terminals in the Amsterdam port.
By sharing smart data with each other, we make the port more predictable and aim to reduce delays. The initiative originated during a Port Performance Meeting (PPM), a periodic consultation with Port of Amsterdam and the companies in the port. After a successful pilot last year, a robust version of PACT was built this year. By 14 April 2023, PACT will be ready for use on MyPort.
How PACT works
Participants update with PACT earlier in the ordering process when they have started the last step of their operational process. This is the so-called ETCF90% (Estimated Time Cargo Finished 90%). The agent receives a notification of this and is not allowed to place an order until he receives this notification. By order, we mean ordering pilots and tugs and reserving the lock.
From 14 April 2023, the actual implementation will take place in phases at terminals and agents. Around the summer, there will be feedback to stakeholders on the progress of the implementation and the first user results.
As a top player in dry bulk, Amsterdam is the world’s largest cocoa port and the second largest coal and agri bulk transhipment port in Europe. With dedicated terminals offering services like shipping, storage and transport for all sorts of dry bulk, ranging from coal to scrap and from agribulk to industrial minerals. A substantial part of the dry bulk is also processed in the port of Amsterdam before transhipping it into Europe.