Ports & Terminals

CHALLENGES

The shipping industry is the main artery of international trade and globalization – around 90% of total world trade is carried by ships to ports and terminals around the globe.

Thus, the fortunes of the international shipping industry rise and fall with the tides of the global economy. With the significant slowdown in China’s economic growth and trade levels over the past several years, the shipping industry has found itself in troubled waters.

Sinking market demand has led to an oversupply of vessels and an excess of port capacity, causing freight rates to fall, operating losses to mount, and competition among shipping and port operators to intensify.

To maintain commercial viability in this highly volatile and competitive industry, ports and terminals must be able to:

-Optimize their draft, equipment, and infrastructure capacity.

-Maximize cargo throughput, asset and workforce utilization, and safety performance.

-Minimize the effects of disruptions and delays.

-Deliver operational excellence by ensuring higher service levels and lower costs for shipping lines, and higher profit margins with lower operating costs for stakeholders.

CAPABILITIES

ICRON’s advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software solution provides port and terminal operators with an intelligent, integrated planning optimization platform that gives them:

-The capability to automatically generate optimal plans – taking into account the unique business processes and constraints of their port or terminal – that boost efficiency, berth and yard utilization, and customer service, and reduce turnaround times and operating costs.

-The flexibility to rapidly adjust plans in response to events such as bad weather, changes to vessel ETAs, or unscheduled maintenance.

-The visibility to see across multiple strategic planning horizons, by conducting what-if scenario analysis to gauge the impact of future events such as fluctuations in demand or changes to labor or environmental regulations.

With ICRON, port and terminal operators can optimize their operations and the utilization of their key assets, realize improved productivity and profitability, and rise above the challenges and competition in the international shipping industry.

ACTUAL BLOG POST

 
Does Your Optimization Solution Improve Both Productivity and Compliance?

In today’s fast-paced and hypercompetitive business world, in the rush to produce goods and deliver services as quickly as possible, companies are often tripped up by thorny compliance issues.

more February 8, 2017

LATEST NEWS

 
Brisa Bridgestone, from serial transaction based to parallel process oriented planning.

Amsterdam, 13 April 2017 – Today, Brisa Bridgestone –a leader in the tire manufacturing industry in Turkey, with an annual revenue of app. Euro 500 million –celebrated the go-live of the new parallel planning solution. The new ICRON solution makes it possible to have an integrated parallel planning of the two main production processes.

more April 13, 2017

UPCOMING EVENT

 
Production Planning and Optimization Conference

ICRON is sponsoring the Production Planning and Optimization Conference, which takes place April 25th 2017 in Bursa. Beside visiting ICRON in our booth, you can also listen to the presentation of ICRON during the conference.

more April 12, 2017

* Why ICRON

A faster time-to-value than any other software on the market !

Reveal undiscovered insights across all business silos !

Leverage unlimited what-ifs to evaluate/model trade-offs !

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