Joris Kersten

NxtPort USA

General Manager

With a background in Mechanical Engineering (2015) and Technology and Logistics Management, Joris started his career at Vopak as Innovation Manager focussing on asset integrity, maintenance management and operational process improvement at the Vopak terminals in the Netherlands. Early 2019, Joris transferred to Houston, TX, to lead Vopak’s innovation ambitions in the Americas. He led the deployment of several innovation solutions in collaboration with global external partners (A3D, Atomiton, TWTG) as well as internally developed applications and tools. Starting 2021 he moved to NxtPort International as the General Manager for the US division. With NxtPort US, Joris will lead the rollout of the Nxtport platform and facilitate a data-sharing backbone and API/App Marketplace for and with the US port communities. 

Sessions With Joris Kersten

Thursday, 24 June

  • 01:35pm - 02:20pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 11:35 am - 24/jun/2021 12:20 pm

    Data Collaboration

    Applying Port Call Optimisation in Practice


    To improve port call efficiencies, eliminate wasted berth time and to reduce emissions by vessels on approach and alongside seemed a pipe dream only five years ago. Pioneering ports are now bringing together nautical and supply chain players in their communities to share data, vessel approach and berth planning as well as orchestrating finely-tuned task itineraries by vessel service providers and authorities from the moment a vessel moors until she departs. Witness practical examples of how this is put in practice, and the lessons learnt moving forward from some of the most advanced port call optimization solution providers.