The Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) and tug shipping company, Kotug Smit Towage, have agreed to collaborate in order to improve the efficiency and quality of ship handling at the Port of Hamburg. The deal will see Kotug Smit get access to the HVCC time-related planning system. It will also have all relevant traffic data and real-time information relating to changes in ship call planning and terminal handling.
This includes environmental data, such as wind speed and water and tide levels, all of which will be processed and available on HVCC’s dashboard solution, which will improve reaction time in the case of schedule changes and improve resource planning during peak traffic periods.
Porttechnology.org recalled how, in June 2018, HVCC signed a deal with the Port of Rotterdam Authority to exchange data related to ships travelling between Rotterdam and Hamburg directly via an interface.