Sympathy for the smart in the port of Gothenburg
The most recent in a series of digital solutions in the Swedish port of Gothenburg is the launch of the data system Permesso, which was designed and developed by the port itself. The system allows work permits to be issued online and for planned and ongoing maintenance and development at the energy port to be coordinated digitally.
According to Carl Jansson, safety and security coordinator at the Gothenburg port authority, around 70 projects are in progress in various parts of the energy port on any given day. “We can now simplify the issuing of permits to cover all the work that is being carried out on behalf of different customers and involving a large number of contractors.”
The company or unit that is scheduled to carry out the work can now obtain a permit online instead of going all the way down to the energy port and dealing with the paperwork manually. Port authority staff can approve a permit or request additional information directly on screen.
Previously, it could take up to half a day to collect all the signatures. Now it takes just a couple of minutes. The port of Gothenburg has terminals for oil, cars, ro-ro, containers and passengers.