“This is a crowdsourced database of the world’s berths, gathered from operators, mariners, and other industry stakeholders for our mutual benefit.”
The idea of keeping a running feed of information and notes related to docks, terminals, and berths seems like it could be pretty helpful. Being able to look up docks, confirm the latest info and leave comments for those potentially coming after you makes sense… theres some potential downside for too much transparency though depending on your perspective.
As a vessel operator I have my ideas of what is helpful… vendors, berth nicknames, proximities, etc. etc.
I’ve got ideas on what other stakeholders might find helpful:
- Charterers (cargo rates)
- Crew (shore restrictions, access)
- Captains (pier condition, fendering)
Curious to hear other perspectives and takes on it.