Koole Terminals is optimizing its jetty utilization using Dropboard planning & scheduling platform

Updated: Mar 11



DELFT; May 13, 2019 - Koole Tankstorage Minerals is the first within the Koole group to benefit from Dropboard’s advanced technology.

Koole Tankstorage Minerals (“KTM”) is a key player in the Port of Rotterdam’s 24/7 logistical chain. The terminal selected Systems Navigator as the technology partner for the delivery of an advanced planning & scheduling platform (“Dropboard”). Dropboard provides detailed insight into terminal operations, as well as optimization of jetty utilization by unlocking machine learning technology to its users.


Smart Scheduling technology empowers the planner to select optimal arrival slots. It is continuous, it learns, develops and improves over time, delivering expert knowledge at your fingertips. Dropboard provides opportunities to reduce berth occupancy along with ship waiting time. The platform is developed specifically for the maritime industry for an optimal user experience.


According to Koole Terminals: “We are confident that we have found a suitable supplier to assist us in the optimization of our terminal logistics which will enable efficient performance and bring our business to the next level.” – stated Sanneke van der Kley, Terminal Manager KTM at Koole Terminals.


On Systems Navigator side: “We are very happy to work again with Juriaan Steenland and with Sanneke van der Kley after a successful implementation of Dropboard’s pilot project. We hope to continue to grow our business relation.” – Joost Smits, Systems Navigator Commercial Manager.


About Koole Terminals

Koole Tankstorage Minerals is a key player in the Port of Rotterdam’s 24/7 logistical chain. Koole Transport Minerals jetty, pipeline, and 1.100.000 cubic meter storage facilities are dedicated to optimizing the operations of oil refineries and traders. The highly flexible terminal contributes significantly to the reduction of demurrage and other delays. It is 100% accessible, 100% (24/7) available. Koole Transport Minerals has 103 tanks of various sizes, many of which can be heated. With its advanced blending equipment, customers can blend their products to any desired specification.


About Dropboard

Dropboard planning and scheduling system is designed to assist planners in Ports, LNG and the Oil & (Petro)Chemical industry with daily and future planning. Systems Navigator’s unique Smart Scheduling technology provides expert knowledge at your fingertips. Optimizing the schedule provides opportunities to decrease waiting times and berth occupancy, and increase throughput and revenue.


About Systems Navigator

Systems Navigator is a global leader in advanced and predictive decision support technology. Since 2003, our employees are working around the globe for a wide range of customers on the most challenging projects. We assist our customers in making better decisions on where to spend their capital by demonstrating the impact of change through simulation modelling. Our Dropboard platform for planning & scheduling helps companies optimize their operations, improve customer service and maximize the use of their assets.


To learn more about Dropboard contact our office at +31 15 750 1030 or email us.


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