DP World Antwerp has signed an agreement with NxtPort to share information through this digital data platform for the port community.
With this move, DP World has become the first terminal operator committing to make all its data available on the platform.
This means information related to containers that are handled in the terminal such as gate in, gate out, loading and unloading can be retrieved through API’s.
“Innovation is central to the business strategy of DP World Antwerp. With this initiative, we want to take the lead in further developing NxtPort and stimulating the development of new software applications that integrate with our terminals,” Rob Harrison, CEO of DP World Antwerp, commented.
In addition to providing its own information, DP World Antwerp, together with NxtPort, hopes to make further innovations that will improve and expand the exchange of data in the supply chain.
As explained by Daniel Lievens, CEO of NxtPort, DP World’s commitment will boost the further development of NxtPort: “Software developers can now consult the data that DP World will make available via the NxtPort platform. They can use the information for the development of new logistic applications. The collaboration between DP World and NxtPort will therefore boost the entire NxtPort community.”
In November last year, the Antwerp Port Authority acquired a 75 percent stake in NxtPort, committing to further develop it as an “innovative data platform that will be a driver of logistical, maritime and industrial innovation” in the port.