Drag and drop visual planning of berth space and port call timings
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Keep overview of planned vessels' arrivals and departures on your berths

  • horizontal berth, vertical timeline matrix
  • vessel types, container, general cargo, ro-ro, dry bulk, tanker..
  • berth config, vessel type, names, colour, berth marks, bollards, mooring buffers
  • plan unavailable berth
  • vessel port calls
  • vessel specs, LOA, beam and vessel type
  • arrival and departure draft condition
  • vessel operator (agent)
  • berthing direction (starboard, portside, beam)
  • drag and drop berth planning in time and space
  • vessel operator and port call colouring
  • planning conflict warnings
  • import vessel port calls from Excel/CSV
  • planned berthing performance measurements
  • berth and terminal utilisation performance measurements
  • PDF berthing plan
  • berthing plan stakeholder distribution
  • terminal map
  • weekly proforma
  • handling gear
  • game plan connections
  • tidal draft changes
  • double-banking
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for terminal and port operators, port authorities, shipping lines or shipping line agents


Double banking

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

Graphic Design

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.


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 available 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 operator 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

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

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.

When is the system available after sign-up?

After you sign-up, an invoice will be emailed to you including 3 months subscription fee. Upon receipt of your payment access to the system is provided.

What if I like to add or remove some selectable features after sign-up?

Ask the arl-shipping.com support-team (support@arl-shipping.com) to add/ remove selectable features. The changes will be reflected on your next invoice.

Can I terminate my sign-up?

You can terminate anytime after signing up. When you terminate, your access to the system will be removed and no more transaction fees will apply. Your 3 months advance subscription fee is not refunded.

What does it cost?

A fixed monthly subscription fee and a transaction/ volume fee depending on the business volume for the version and features you have selected on the sign-up page.

How about deployment costs?

As the platform is hosted, it is already installed and ready to use.

Do I have to pay for support & maintenance?

Free support by email to a reasonable degree and maintenance is included already.

When are fees due?

Invoices are sent monthly with a due date 10 days after sending.

Monthly subscription fees are invoiced 3 months in advance; transaction fees are invoiced the following month.

Any other costs?

Costs for using arl-space.com collaborative platform is not included.

If you pay your fees late, interest costs and late-payment-admin fees applies. If paid late repeatedly, access to the platform will be terminated temporarily or permantly. If you are unable to pay within 10 days of receiving the invoice, you are welcome to pay an advance lumpsum up front, which will be deducted on invoices, securing that you will avoid interest costs and late-payment-admin fees.

Who can access my hosted application?

Only your own logins using proper credentials can access your data. arl-shipping.com support-team can access your data for support purposes only. Only logins from one single domain (selected by you) can access your data. Your coordinator can maintain your own logins yourself, i.e. delete, add users or change password.

How is access to the hosted platform secured?

Access is secured by personal userids (=email) plus a personal password.

How is data transferred to arl-space.com collaborative platform secured?

Data sent from the hosted platform published to arl-space.com is encrypted using arl's encryption key. Upon arrival to arl-share.com, the data is decrypted, using arl's encryption key.

Can I make my own back-up of the data?

You can use the excel export feature to make your own back-up. arl-shipping.com support-team is anyhow regularly backing up all data to allow for restore in case of hosting platform failure. Additional you can sign-up for an escrow agreement with escrow provider of your choice, who will safeguard the software as well as your data securing your business continuancy.

Sample berthing planner user interface