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VTTI’s Euro Tank Terminal Rotterdam finishes DROPBOARD implementation

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

Euro Tank Terminal Rotterdam is the first terminal to use Systems Navigator’s new advanced planning & scheduling platform

DELFT; Nov. 28, 2017 - Euro Tank Terminal (ETT) and Systems Navigator are proud to announce the successful implementation of DROPBOARD at the terminal. A joint project team, consisting of itank, ETT and Systems Navigator employees, developed a live connection between ETT’s existing ERP system and DROPBOARD for a flawless fit with ETT operations. The customer service team is the first to start using DROPBOARD followed shortly by the barge operators.

DROPBOARD’s interface and features have been thoroughly tested by the project team in order to create an impeccable user experience. Due to the different nature of vessel and barge planning multiple workflows are supported in DROPBOARD to fit the specific needs of all users.

ETT is the first in the world to use innovative Smart Scheduling technology, enabling the terminal to markedly decrease ship turnaround and waiting times ultimately resulting in a reduced berth occupancy. This technology will give ETT a competitive edge over other terminals in the region and fits in perfectly with their never-ending quest for efficiency.

“It was a pleasure seeing the progress made by the team during the integration project and I’d like to say a big “Thank You” for a job well-done to itank, ETT and our development team,” stated Joost Smits, Commercial Manager of Systems Navigator. “We want our clients to have the best tools to compete in the storage industry. DROPBOARD is designed to do exactly that: it improves customer satisfaction by reducing turnaround times, while optimizing the use of assets at the same time.”

About ETT

A state-of-the-art facility, ETT is strategically located in Europe’s busiest port of Rotterdam and is capable of receiving VLCCs.

Specializing in fuel oil and middle distillates, ETT offers more than 1,118,000 m³ capacity. Across its 28 tanks the terminal handles K1, K2 and K3 products including methanol, naphtha and jet fuel. ETT also means high performance, with its deep draft complemented by direct connections to truck, rail and the NATO pipeline system.


DROPBOARD planning and scheduling system is designed to assist planners in 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 or Systems Navigator contact our office at +31 15 750 1030 or email.

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