SYNCHRO-NET & Port Optimization

Reduced Congestion in Ports

SYNCHRO-NET is an innovative approach to de-stressing the supply chain, combining advanced synchro-modal logistics optimization algorithms with smart steaming supply chain planning systems.

A major benefit of SYNCHRO-NET is the impact on the port: reduced congestion due to more intelligent use of multimodal options, combined with optimized berth allocation, leading to faster turnaround for ships.

Synchro-modal Logistics meets Smart Steaming

SYNCHRO-NET is a unique combination of logistics scheduling and maritime transport optimization.

Real-time synchro-modal logistics planning systems optimize multimodal transport operations and port activity, while intelligent dynamic slow steaming strategies reduce costs and environmental impact, de-stressing and de-risking the supply chain.

The synchro-modal logistics planning systems optimize the flow of containers through the supply chain, using an integrated model which allows all stakeholders to benefit. Real-time optimization in the terminal, combined with intelligent berth scheduling, increases throughput.

At the same time, automated planning of multimodal hinterland logistics operations maximises utilisation of greener modes of transport and reduces queueing for trucks.

Synchro-modal logistics optimization applied to the port and hinterland.

Real-time Smart Steaming Optimization

The SYNCHRO-NET smart steaming approach means that genuine opportunities for cost savings and environment impact reduction in the supply chain can be identified. Faster theoretically means cheaper but not if it is at the cost of reliability.

SYNCHRO-NET optimizes cost vs environment vs risk vs service. For example, why go full speed only to arrive at the port and wait two days for a berth? Collaborative ship-port optimization strategies maximise benefits for both parties.

Benefits: Ports and Terminal Operators

SYNCHRO-NET's dynamic optimization algorithms provide an integrated approach to scheduling port and hinterland logistics activity, using a balanced multi-objective strategy addressing cost vs reliability vs sustainability vs lead time.

This smooths freight flows through major hubs and terminals, and integrates dock scheduling and berth allocation with real-time smart steaming algorithms to maximise berth utilisation and reduce turnaround times.

Congestion, noise and emissions around ports and terminals is reduced, benefiting the surrounding environment and enhancing port-hinterland links.

Benefits: Customs and Border Authorities

SYNCHRO-NET catalyses accurate automated exchange of information, massively enhancing visibility along the supply chain. Real-time detection and response to disruptions and delays reduces uncertainly and enables port and customs authorities to optimize resource utilisation, reduce costs and increase throughputs.



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