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ATPI Griffinstone enhances Door to Deck service with inclusion of ‘total cost of port call’ concept

Published on 2017-09-11 Following the successful launch of its Door to Deck service, shipping and energy travel management specialist ATPI Griffinstone has now integrated a new ‘total cost of port call’ concept. This will enable worldwide shipping companies to have a single view of both travel and port related costs to identify where savings can be made within their crew rotations.

‘Total cost of port call’ has been designed to include greater analysis and visibility of costs in the port areas including transfers, accommodation, local currency and customs regulations so that both the costs of travel and costs in port can be consolidated into one work flow. All travel data is displayed in one single platform.

The benefit of ‘total cost of port call’ is that it will allow great efficiency, and insight into analysing seafarers costs (such as ground transportation, hotel, meals and launches) and enabling travel and crew coordinators to streamline this, and in turn increase compliance to travel policy.

Nikos Gazelidis, global head of shipping sales, ATPI Griffinstone commented:

“The development of ATPI Door to Deck has already proven to be an invaluable tool in managing costs and logistics of crew. The evolution to add the ‘total cost of port call’ concept brings a greater level of actionable information. With each new development of this technology, our clients gain greater support and improved efficiency with the platform saving both time and cost. As a specialist in this sector, ATPI Griffinstone is using its knowledge of what clients in the shipping industry want and need to create a fully integrated service. ”

ATPI Door to Deck covers an enhanced end-to-end crew travel experience which offers transparency of all crew rotation costs in one consolidated invoice. It also co-ordinates all ground arrangements via one single contract, using a standardised process and specialist support over 365 days, 24 hours per day.