Port Technology reported earlier this week that Octopi by Navis, experts in TOS technology, will be holding a webinar on August 14, 2019 exploring how small and medium terminals can improve their operations and boost performance.
The webinar will specifically examine the best terminal practices around capturing actionable data and using it to improve yard management, particularly with the TOS SaaS (Software as a Service).
It will detail the many benefits of Octopi as well as where it fits within Navis’ solutions for ports and terminals and what sets it apart from other TOS providers.
The webinar follows Navis’ acquisition of Octopi in March 2019, which Port Technology reported on at the time.
It did so because Octopi, a cloud-based TOS, is perfectly designed for small container and mixed cargo terminals. At the time of the acquisition, it was used at ten sites across seven countries, delivering a cost-effective solution that enables terminal operators to improve vessel planning and yard management.
As Navis’ President Benoit de la Tour said at the time, “greater process standardisation, supply chain control and improved visibility of cargo flows” are key areas for customers.
Since adding Octopi to its portfolio, Navis has been able to significantly increase its TOS options for both standalone small terminals and remote ones that belong to its wider network.
Octopi by Navis enables these terminals to tap into the latest TOS technology and expertise at a low cost without maintenance fees and no third-party software.
Consequently, terminals can better manage their operations in vessel planning, yard management, cargo tracking and real-time electronic communications with ocean shipping partners.
In practice, that means an easy-to-use interface, access from any device, real-time key performance indicators, quick implementation time, enhanced digital and physical security, and continuous updates and improvements.
The August 14 webinar will go into further detail on the many benefits Octopi has to offer and how the company’s new ownership enhances those benefits, including insights from Luc Castera, Director and Founder, Octopi, and Martin Bardi, VP, Global Sales for Octopi, Navis.