Port of Felixstowe launches new online data portal
Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has launched a new online platform OCEAN (Online Container Inquiry Analytics Notification) to provide fast and accurate real-time information to customers.
OCEAN port users can track up to 200 containers. They can refine their search, filtering data including estimated vessel arrival times, actual arrival times, when a container has landed, when it is cleared for collection, when it is used for road haulage or rail service. booked for and at what time it departs from the port.
In addition to container-specific information, the OCEAN dashboard provides a range of terminal status reports at a glance.
These include current terminal density in TEU, progress of vessel unloading/loading, VBS (Vehicle Booking Service) information including slot availability, slots released/used in the last 24 hours and hauler turnaround time.
Commenting on the launch, Adam Ramsey, Port of Felixstove’s Commercial Director, said: “The global supply chain has been under pressure for the past few years and has made it difficult for shippers to obtain reliable and accurate data on the location and status of their cargo.
“This new service provides a wider range of data and sets a new standard in transparency. It enables port users to track the progress of their cargo through the port and access operating status reports.
Earlier this week employees at the Port of Felixstowe voted in favor of strike action over a wage dispute.
Union Unite announced on 28 July, where the members of Unite in the Port of Felixstow are responsible for all aspects of the operation of the port.