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PRONTO interface provides actual vessel information
PRONTO interface provides actual vessel information

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has made a step towards more information exchange between parties in the port of Rotterdam with the project Pronto. Pronto is an application ment for information exchange about the ‘calls’ of sea-going vessels between nautical service providers. The result is a reliable ETA and ETD. This information is also shared with parties in container hinterland logistics.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority sends actual vessel information (ETA, ETD, ATA, ATD) via an API. In the Modality application the calls can be selected and linked to a booking/container. Monitoring delays and possible problems in the planning will be more easy. Modality has set up this interface for some customers already.

For more information you can contact the Port of Rotterdam Authority or Modality.


New terminal Beringen
New terminal Beringen

November 2018, BCTN has added its eighth terminal to its network of terminals. BCTN Beringen is a new terminal on the Albert Canal. The terminal has a surface area of 20,000 m² and a capacity of 40,000 TEU per year. With this new terminal, many road kilometres will be saved. This new terminal has been set up automatically as much as possible and can be controlled by only one person (the crane operator).

Modality supplied the TOS system and an automated gate application. With the automated gate application, drivers no longer have to leave the truck. The containers they bring and pick up are pre-notified digitally. Various security checks ensure that the right driver receives the right container. With these applications we hope to contribute to a safe and efficient terminal handling.


Am-Zehnhoff Söns and Modality: Looking to the Future
Am-Zehnhoff Söns and Modality: Looking to the Future

Modality has been supporting the IT processes of Am Zehnhoff-Söns in Bonn Germany for over 18 years. The terminal management software ICMS was repeatedly adapted to the current requirements of the logistics service provider and terminal operator. With the opening of another terminal in Trier and the growing complexity of transport processes, a project was set up within the group of companies to align the processes and software systems for the future.

"After intensive market analysis, it quickly became clear that we wanted to implement this project with our long-standing partner Modality", says Andreas Am Zehnhoff-Söns, "because no other software provider has so much experience in this area". After intensive cooperation, the new ICMS version was put into live operation in April 2018. It contains a flexible transport management system in which the transport processes can be clearly displayed using different modes of transport. A newly integrated route planning with Gantt-Chart supports dispatching in the areas of local and long-distance transport. Interfaces to clients and subcontractors facilitate the error-free transmission of data and reduce the work of data entry. All processes at both locations are completely covered by a single system, from the preparation of quotations to the connection of crane systems and invoicing. With the help of the new system, it was also possible to overcome the difficult small water period in autumn.

"In view of the increasing digitalization of business processes, we are optimally positioned for the future challenges in the logistics industry with our partner Modality and its ICMS software," says Andreas Am Zehnhoff-Söns.

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