Port of Rotterdam is front-runner in registration of shipping waste

GMT app for easy sustainable waste management

Mobile management of regulated registration of ship-generated waste management is now possible. GMT, specialist in software for the waste management industry, developed the app M2HAMIS specifically for this purpose. As of 2015 both large and small collectors can easily register collected waste in the Port Management Information System (HAMIS) using any device, from notebook to tablet. This makes the Port of Rotterdam a pioneer and worldwide trendsetter.


Easy to use

The waste treaty (CDNI), which protects the environment and safety of domestic and foreign waters, states the conditions for registration. HAMIS collects the required data. “Ease of use was one of the most important requirements we gave GMT and mobile accessibility had to guarantee wide acceptance”, says Ron van Gelder, Senior Consultant at the Port of Rotterdam. “And that was accomplished. Users can reach the cloud application easily via tablet or notebook. The Port of Rotterdam receives current data on the ships calling on the port: ship names and numbers. The collector provides the Port of Rotterdam with data on types of waste, quantity and place of berth.”


Mark Abbas, CEO of GMT adds: “The solution is lean, web-based and easy to use. It complements our product portfolio of solutions for sustainable waste management and contributes to our commitment to a cleaner planet. This application makes the Port of Rotterdam a trendsetter. It is an example for other ports in the Netherlands and abroad.”


Currently the waste-collector registers waste in 3 phases: upon leaving to go to the ship, when transferring the waste and when invoicing in HAMIS. As all messages are communicated electronically, both users and operational staff are not burdened with tedious and repetitive administrative tasks. It will be possible to easily extend the service to include other data in the future.


Quick development

GMT built HAMIS using OpenEdge created by the software company Progress. OpenEdge enables rapid and simple development and deployment of applications. Yonder, a service partner of Progress, developed the app M2HAMIS using Progress Rollbase, a rapid app development tool. Rollbase is designed to quickly develop and deploy robust apps in the Cloud. Abbas: “In just a few weeks’ time the app was functional from start to finish and the Port of Rotterdam could test it in the Rotterdam waters.”



Yonder is part of Total Specific Solutions (TSS). Yonder is a strategic outsourcing partner for product software companies and creates innovative and scalable solutions.



Progress Software Corporation(NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership.


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