Portchain, the Danish startup with focus on the optimization of port call efficiency, is one of NxtPort's Early Adopters. According to Niels Kristiansen, CEO & Co-Founder of Portchain, it is no coincidence that both parties have found each other.
Portchain is a Copenhagen-based software startup founded by 3 ex-McKinsey Project Leaders, focusing on digital port call optimization. Portchain aims to dramatically increase the efficiency of port calls by improving planning and coordination among different key parties in the port, ultimately to the benefit of the entire ecosystem.
Portchain, PSA Antwerp, Inchcape Belgium and NxtPort are testing the application in Antwerp in joint a Proof of Concept, with the goal to tap into the benefits related to better port call coordination and communication i.e., joint value creation.
“It’s no coincidence that we are building this Proof of Concept in the Port of Antwerp. Antwerp as a community is on the forefront of the digital agenda, not just on a European level, but worldwide. We believe NxtPort, and the initiatives related to NxtPort, will further strengthen the position of the Port of Antwerp, and its ecosystem, on the digital frontier within Shipping”, Portchain comments.
Portchain is funded by the Danish Maritime Fund and the Danish Innovation fund.