Teqplay @ the LOTFA Hackathon in Antwerp

Last weekend we went to the Logistics of the future Antwerp (LOTFA) Hackathon. Team Teqplay, a mixed team of 9 people with front-end, back-end, design and business skills. The kick-off was on Friday where the challenges were presented to the audience. We chose to h#ck the challenge about Berth Management in de port of Antwerp. In short, barges moor everywhere, anytime. This causes problems when a sea-vessel arrives and the barge is moored on the spot of this sea-vessel. After a first brainstorm we soon came to the conclusion that the problem occurs because the inland skipper simply does not have the information and is not informed about the arriving sea-going vessels. 

The Solution
After a weekend of hard work, a lot of fun with the team and several conversations with port experts, we proudly present Berth Master to you! Berth Master is a platform where real-time vessel information, data about the infrastructure and the schedules of sea-vessels from the port of Antwerp are combined into a dashboard and mobile application. We started with a sketch of the different components.schets

Berth Master monitors when a vessels docks at a certain berth and alerts when a possible conflict is detected. By clicking on each dock you can see the real-time berth occupation, and the schedules of the sea-vessels at a berth. As a user of Berth Master, you can easily add notifications concerning that specific berth. This way stakeholders are being notified of last-minute changes and updates.

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Berth Master made it to the finals! We pitched our solution in front of the jury. At the end of the day, we didn’t win the first prize, but had a great time in Antwerp!

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