Port of Antwerp-Brugge and Port of Amsterdam join forces with Routescanner

The ports of Antwerp-Bruges and ports of Amsterdam offer Routescanners “direct connections” on their websites. This service shows all available connections from the ports. Routescanner is the route planner for container shipping and not only shows the fastest container routes, but also the most sustainable ones.

Since its launch in 2021, Routescanner has grown rapidly on both the supply and demand sides. “The Port of Antwerp-Bruges has decided to join Routescanner to accelerate the development towards a trusted central repository for accurate, up-to-date commercial sailing and timetables,” said Erwin Verstraelen, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer. In addition to the ports of Antwerp-Bruges and Amsterdam, the Port of Rotterdam, DeltaPort Niederrhein, DuisPort, JadeWeserPort and Port of Sohar also use route scanners on their websites to give shippers and forwarders insight into the most efficient and sustainable routes.

Every day, Routescanner processes more than 700,000 commercial sailing and schedules from ocean, barge, rail and shortsea operators and its network includes more than 4,500 terminals worldwide. Routescanner now has more than 175 affiliated partners.

Full transparency

Shippers and carriers can easily find container shipping options on the platform. Maurice Delattre, Area Manager Port of Amsterdam: “We are delighted to join Routescanner as it is a great platform that offers customers full transparency on available intermodal connections (shortsea, barge, rail) to and from the port of Amsterdam, including CO2 emissions on the respective routes.”

Chantal Gouka, Managing Director Routescanner: “We are very proud that the Port of Antwerp-Bruges and the Port of Amsterdam launched our direct connection service this week. As the initiator of Routescanner, I believe that working together to provide global insight into container journeys contributes to the transparency, sustainability and efficiency of the logistics industry. Thank you for the trust and let’s rethink supply chains together!”

Via route scanner

Routescanner is an online route planner for containers. Under the motto “report, rethink, reduce”, the platform not only shows the fastest container routes, but also the most sustainable ones in terms of CO2 emissions. These calculations are accredited by the Global Logistics Emission Council.

Shippers and freight forwarders from all over the world use the online container transport platform to search for the most efficient and sustainable routes. In addition to the major deep sea operators, practically all barge, rail and short sea operators in Europe share their commercial sailing and timetables on the platform. Routescanner now has more than 175 affiliated partners. Routescanner processes more than 700,000 timetables every day and its network includes more than 4,500 terminals worldwide. Routescanner was founded in 2021 and is based in Rotterdam. It employs twenty people.

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