An application called Pit Stop rolled out to Maersk container vessel crews and operations staff this month. The app, delivered on a cellphone to the vessels, will enable Maersk to collect key operational data at each port call to help optimize port calls and vessel operations.
“What we’re doing with Pit Stop is aiming to make our port calls more efficient and more predictable and to reduce the need for last minute changes to plans. We can do that if we know in real-time when key vessel operations begin and end,” says Gert-Jan Biemond, Senior Project Manager for Pit Stop.
“And by deploying Pit Stop across our fleet, we will begin to get a detailed port-by-port view of our vessel operations and where we and our suppliers can be more efficient to deliver a more reliable and better service to our customers and their supply chains,” he says.