The application will reduce ships' waiting time by an average of 20%. The application wants to achieve a more effective utilisation of capacity at the port terminals, and a precise planning and coordination of bunkering, servicing and maintenance and provisioning. Pronto will also contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the port.

Port Authority CFO Paul Smits, mentions:

Pronto is based on international standards and offers shipping companies, agents, service providers and operators a joint platform for the exchange of port call-related information. The application allows all users to optimally plan, execute and monitor activities throughout the entire port call. This yields concrete benefits for all parties involved. The uniform mutual exchange of standardised data allows port calls to be planned more effectively and efficiently and rounded off in a shorter period of time.

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How does Pronto work?

  • Pronto provides a joint platform for the exchange of information relating to port calls. Operators can either use the Pronto dashboard or input the data directly into their own systems via API interfaces.
  • As soon as a vessel’s ETA becomes known, it has its own timeline within Pronto. This timeline specifies every event that the vessel will do during its port cal.
  • Pronto combines public data, data supplied by participating companies and predictions by artificial intelligence to improve the accuracy of information presented in relation to a port call.
  • This information is presented in a customised dashboard, allowing the user to filter the available data. With this information, users can plan their activities with more efficiency.
  • The progress of the various events are updated in the dashboard. This allows users to check developments and adjust course if needed.
  • Pronto refers to the port information standards as established by the Port Call Optimisation Task Force.