Port of Antwerpemployees will eventually have access to the solution, which will support all MaintenanceManagement processes. The solution covers work order and data management, planning, budgeting, reporting, performance tracking, internal and external outsourcing, purchasing,and stock management. Some adjacent processes will also be handled by Maximo, such asthe monitoring of construction and renovation projects, and recording of certain operatingdata and all purchase orders.The chosen package forms part of an improvement project recently launched by theAntwerp Port Authority called the "Integrated Maintenance System." This is intended toimprove the quality and efficiency of the management and maintenance of operatingassets. Maintaining these assets costs around 25 million Euros per year and involves some600 people.
Antwerp Port Authority
The port is administered by an autonomous municipal body with a separate corporateidentity, called Antwerp Port Authority.It owns the docks and the sites used by port operators and industries on the Right Bank,and also some of the port’s equipment. Moreover, the Antwerp Port Authority isresponsible for the management of the port on the Left Bank, thus ensuring theapplication of uniform policies on both sides of the river. General land development andindustrialization on the Left Bank is in the hands of an inter municipal corporation.The Antwerp Port Authority has a workforce of 1,800. It owns and manages docks, berths,locks and bridges. It is responsible for planning, modernizing and maintaining theinfrastructure of the port, and for operating its own equipment, including floating cranes,shore cranes, tugs and dredgers. The Antwerp Port Authority leases sites and land, anddistributes electricity in the port.