Hapag and Xvela in Collaboration Plan

 18 Feb 2016     Automation and Optimisation , Carriers, Going Places

In a bid to improve visibility and increase efficiency, Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s largest liner shipping companies is the first ocean carrier to announce entering into a pilot program with XVELA for its cloud-based collaboration and real time information-sharing solution.

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XVELA are creators of the world’s first cloud-based vessel stowage and collaboration platform for ocean carriers and terminal operators.

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Christopher Mazza, Vice President and CCO at XVELA, said: “As an ocean carrier, Hapag-Lloyd understands that collaboration with terminals is essential to improving their operational efficiency and effectively managing their stowage planning and execution, and we are looking forward to demonstrating the value of the XVELA platform to that end in this pilot program.”

Jörn Springer, head of Hapag-Lloyd’s Fleet Support Center, said: “The more transparency there is throughout the transport chain, the more efficiently everyone involved can make plans for and employ their assets and resources. We anticipate that this new software will give us important operative advantages.

“Cloud-based solutions such as XVELA can provide us with real-time data, making it possible for us to considerably improve the exchange of information with terminals. So we’re excited about the pilot test and the advantages it can open up to us.”

The upcoming edition of Port Technology features an exclusive interview with Jörn Springer.

Fact File: XVELA is a new company that utilises the legacy of Navis PowerStow vessel stowage solution to provide a transformative, cloud-based collaboration platform and network for ocean carriers and terminal operators. XVELA enables its users to easily connect and coordinate vessel stowage planning and execution activities, resulting in reduced vessel operation and terminal costs and improved utilisation of critical crane, vessel and manpower resources.

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