New Zealand based software and solutions company, Jade Software, has reported success in a series of implementation projects at shipping terminals along the south-eastern coast of the United States.
Diversified Port Holdings (DPH), an integrated ports logistics business, selected Jade to implement its terminal operating system across five of its shipping terminals.
So far, Jade has successfully installed three out of the five terminals with the Jade Master Terminal system, following recent success in Mobile, Alabama. Prior ports include Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale.
Jade Master Terminal is a TOS system optimised to manage all core terminal processes on a single platform. This includes container and general cargo handling, alongside gate, yard and vessel activities.
The software is compatible on both desktop and mobile devices and can be integrated via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and APIs.
This is bound to prove incredibly useful at Mobile, where the port operation handles a mix of cargo including steel commodities and frozen produce.
Jade had further cause for celebration with the installation taking just six weeks to complete, well ahead of schedule.
Dennis Rhodes, CIO at DPH has had nothing but praise to say of the project’s development: “Working with Jade gave us confidence that the implementation would deliver us the operational efficiencies we were looking to gain in our business. Jade’s flexibility and training enabled our staff to adapt quickly to the new technology.”
David Lindsay, Jade’s Managing Director commented that the ability to implement Jade Master Terminal in less than three months realised significant value for ports, reducing their costs.
“Successful implementations in these timeframes are unheard of in the industry and make the selection of Jade Master Terminal even more compelling for mixed cargo terminals,” said David.
Following the successful instillation at Mobile, DPH are now planning to extend the functionality Jade Software brings into other areas of its business.
The next stage of the project will involve installing Jade Master Terminal at New Orleans, and is scheduled for mid-April 2014.