Boston’s New Mobile Container App


Tideworks Technology, a full-service provider of terminal management and planning software solutions, has announced the first deployment of ‘Forecast Mobile Lite’ – a mobile application – at Conley Terminal in the Port of Boston, which is owned and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).

The new app allows terminal customers to search for container availability information in real time.

Michael Schwank, President of Tideworks Technology, said: “Forecast Mobile Lite represents our continued dedication to providing our customers with innovative new tools that help them work more efficiently. It was built on a powerful and flexible technology platform, which provides our team [with] the ability to develop more mobile apps in the future.” 

Forecast Mobile Lite provides terminal customers, primarily trucking companies and drivers, with access to container availability information on their smartphone anytime, anywhere.

Users can get all the information they need before they arrive at the terminal, which saves time and helps avoid potential issues at the terminal gate.

Digital apps: the future of port efficiency

With the first version of the mobile app, users can search for containers by Bill of Lading or container number, then instantly view release and availability status.

Users can also add multiple containers to a personal “Watch List” to easily monitor their status and view other container-related information such as hazardous information, vessel/ voyage and whether any fees are due.

Customers at Conley Terminal who have a Forecast web portal account can download Forecast Mobile Lite from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Forecast Mobile Lite will later be extended to other terminals, and subsequent versions will provide port community users with additional features and benefits, including the ability to search for subscribing terminals in the area and connect to multiple terminals. 

Fact File: Tideworks is a full-service provider of software solutions for growing terminal operations and shipping lines worldwide. The company helps more than 300,000 users at more than 100 facilities run their operations more efficiently and profitably. From optimised equipment utilisation to faster turnaround times, Tideworks works at every step of terminal operations in an effort to maximise productivity.

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