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Port sector companies collaborate to improve port efficiency

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After months of work, SEAPort (Ship Efficient Approach at Port) Solutions S.L. has been established. This entity is owned by Fundación Valenciaport, Infoport Valencia and Híades Consulting. It has been created with the aim of developing solutions and offering technological services that improve the efficiency of ship calls in ports through shared digital information.

SEAPort Solutions' services are targeted at port authorities and operators and they have arisen from feedback received from different ports.

The solution PAULA (Platform for AUtomatically LinKing Agents), which is the result of R&D projects with the three companies involved, is a pioneering tool in the maritime-port sector. It will facilitate data exchange, by means of the international standard IALA-S211, among all the agents that participate in the processes of port calls. The tool can be customised to the characteristics and particularities of each port and its operation. With this new software, authorities and operators will be able to increase the efficiency of port call processes, helping to reduce the turnaround time and, therefore, improving the efficiency of the ports themselves.

To ensure the success of the implementation, Seaport Solutions offers consulting services focused on analysing the current situation, resulting in a mutual agreement on the scope of technical developments to be addressed to optimise the port call processes.

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