The Danish software firm GateHouse Logistics has developed a cloud solution that combines satellite and land-based systems to provide real-time tracking of loads port-to-port.
According to the company’s website, GateHouse Logistics is a subsidiary of the GateHouse Group and specializes “in supply chain technologies for the coming fourth industrial revolution: Industry 4.0.”
The new cloud service called ghVessel collects vessel AIS (Automatic Identification System) broadcast signals from satellite and land-based systems to calculate estimated time of vessel arrivals of loads at sea. The technology is addressed to manufacturers, cargo owners, logistic service providers, container owners and all other players in the supply chain .
“Traditional ocean freight Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) often has days of latency between transmissions and is no longer fit for the dynamic logistics industry ,” says Jesper Bennike, CEO, GateHouse Logistics. “ghVessel brings immediacy and transparency of load data to ocean freight logistics .”
With only the name of the vessel carrying a specific load, the system shows the arrival time at the port at anytime and anywhere through a web portal or directly integrated into a business system. Logistics providers will also be able to view the real-time location and to calculate an ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) at the next port.
The ghVessel service calculates next-port ETA based on years of historical data and typical vessel behaviour combined with information found in the AIS transmission, as says the company’s press release.
Among the features of this software, you will find:
For further information, please visit GateHouse website