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Berthing Planner for Ports and Terminals


Visual planning of berth space and timings for container, general cargo, dry and liquid bulk, ro-ro, cruise and supply vessel terminals

Berthing Planner port view

Keep overview of planned vessels' arrivals and departures on your berths. Plan vessels' berth positions, secure space for all arriving vessels and maintain a high berth utilisation.

The cloud Berthing Planner, a cloud app provided to terminals on a zero-investment pay-as-you-go scheme, starting at EUR 75 per month (settle with credit card and get started within a few days!).

Start small and economical: Berthing Planner Light

A graphical berth planning tool reflecting the scheduled berth arrivals in space and time assigned to a preconfigured terminal with berths, berth names, berth marks and bollards configuration. Standard berthing sharing features, website and Facebook/Google+ berth plan publishing @arl-space.com. Measure and compare berth utilisation.

Berth planning software screen

Add optional rich features on demand

Extend the planning scope to cargo handling gear assignments, yard assignments, mooring,   load and discharg cargoes, load and discharge operation planning, transit/transhipment, proforma, marine services and yard resources planning.

Add collaboration features, interact with stakeholders, port agents, services providers. Manage execution, get notifications in case of delays/ early execution, get automatic AIS status records for execution monitoring.

Features examples

Double banking

configure the berths available for double banking, and plan for multiple vessels sharing same berth.

Handling gear assignment

click on vessel port call, view available handling gear and click to assign avaialble gear for vessel port stay.

Yard areas

define designated yard areas per cargo type or per operator for easy visual planning of yard space use.

Terminal map

upload map of your terminal, define the berths' coordinates; and planned vessel port calls are displayed on real berth.


define planning milestones prior to -or after- vessel arrival, vessel departure or cargo handling completion.


zoom and pan the berth view or terminal map.


traffic light indicator showing call inside or outside weekly proforma arrival and port stay duration.


configure bollard locations and names per berth. visible on berth view for easy mooring planning.

Handling gear configuration

configure available handling gear units and types per berth.

Vessel properties

select relevant vessel properties to use when planning vessel port calls.

Default berthing per service

auto-assign berth according to proforma berthing location per service.

Part-port stay gear  assignment

release gear during port stay if no handling work for availabile re-assignment to other vessel port call.

Corporate branding

upload logos for corporate branding to all users.

Unavailable zones

set berth unavailable for vessel port calls during maintenance work.

Cargo type configurator

select cargo types used on terminal.

Milestones execution

capture actual time stamps for vessel arrival, departure and other pre- and post-call milestones.

Performance measurements

automatic performance measurements counting operat or vessel port calls, berth and handling gear utilisation, and more.

Floating handling gear

assign floating handling gear or vessel own handling gear for planning of handling operation.

Health check

contineous and instant monitor of status on interfaces and other system check.

AIS auto-execution

use AIS for automatically tracking of arrival or departure milestones.

Yard area assignment

assign yard areas to vessel port call.


Can I start small and upgrade to more features later?

You can start with the light version providing basic berthing features, and later upgrade for more rich berth, cargo, handling and yard management features.

Do small and large terminals pay the same?

Small and large terminals pay the same monthly subscription fees, however, a "business transaction fee" per vessel port call (above 50m LOA) reflect the increased value the cloud Berthing Planner add to larger terminals.

Which servers and software do I need?

You don't need any servers or software; just a desktop, laptop or tablet PC with a standard internet browser and internet access, to use the arl-shipping.com cloud apps.

Where did it all start for arl-shipping.com and berth planning?

arl-shipping.com started developing a desktop Berthing Planner for super-size container terminals several years ago: See Berth planning software screen video and Berth planning software screen flier. Now the cloud Berthing Planner take the best from the desktop Berthing Planner, and add support for general cargo, dry or liquid bulk, ro-ro, supply/ off shore and cruise line terminals on top of container terminals.



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Get the cloud Berthing Planner first month EUR 75,- flat fee*
*no additional up front subscription or usage fees applies