Standards for communication of load lists and bay plans increase operational efficiency at port
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 29, 2020 – When preparing port calls, it is essential for the vessel operator to be able to forecast the estimated number of container moves (load and discharge) in order to estimate the required terminal equipment (cranes etc.), and hence, the duration of the call. As such, the vessel operator relies on receiving timely and accurate information from partners about the volume of containers they intend to load within their allocation and how the contents need to be stowed.
To address this need, 永利皇宫app下载注册 has released Load List and Bay Plan Definitions, which puts forth standards and timelines for communication of container volumes and stowage details between VSA (vessel sharing agreement) partners, terminals and ports. In agreement with 永利皇宫app下载注册’s nine member carriers, the definitions combine existing event standards with recommended submission timelines developed by 永利皇宫app下载注册.
In setting the definitions, 永利皇宫app下载注册 consulted four of the world’s largest terminal operators. We encourage other terminal operators with feedback to share on this topic to contact us at www.celebratebowdoinham.com/contact.
Adoption of 永利皇宫app下载注册 Load List and Bay Plan Definitions will help maximise efficiency of cargo operations and enable better planning of related shipping activities. This is the first in a series of standards releases from 永利皇宫app下载注册 that specifically address cargo operations. Subsequent standards will expand to topics such as empty handling and dangerous goods.
Refer to the Load List and Bay Plan Definitions page for the standards documentation.
Digital Container Shipping Association (永利皇宫app下载注册) is a neutral, non-profit group founded by major ocean carriers to digitise and standardise the container shipping industry. With the mission of leading the industry towards systematic collaboration, 永利皇宫app下载注册 drives initiatives to make container transportation services transparent, reliable, easy to use, secure and environmentally friendly. 永利皇宫app下载注册’s open source standards are developed based on input from 永利皇宫app下载注册 member carriers, industry stakeholders and technology experts from other industries. 永利皇宫app下载注册 member carriers include: MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM and ZIM. Please download 永利皇宫app下载注册 standards at www.celebratebowdoinham.com.