Image courtesy of Log-In Logistica.
XVELA, a collaborative maritime business network for ocean carriers and terminal operators, has announced the latest company to go live with their collaborative stowage planning application — Log-In Logistica.
The leading door to door intermodal logistic company in Brazil and the Latin American region will now plan all stowage for their container vessel fleet through XVELA’s cloud solution, and has begun collaborating on vessel call planning with Tecon Salvador — a container terminal operated by the Wilson Sons Group in Salvador, Brazil.
Operations and Chartering General Manager at Log-In Logistica, Luis Godoi, commented: “We believe the only way to dramatically improve productivity, data accuracy, cost savings and overall process efficiency is through collaboration with our operational partners, which is now possible through XVELA.”
“The amount of information that must be exchanged between all stakeholders in order to execute vessel operations is immense, and with each data point comes the potential for inaccuracy and delays, whether through human error or ‘manipulation’ of data.
“To improve data integrity, all parties must work with a shared, single source of truth.”
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In addition to stowage planning, Log-In Logistica is using XVELA to collaborate with its called terminals to improve communication and transparency around vessel calls — helping to further increase operational efficiency.
The carrier has collaboratively planned multiple calls at Tecon Salvador using XVELA’s business network to share critical stowage information including a common loads list and shred visibility of stow plans.
Operations Manager at Tecon Salvador, Luciano Leite, said: “Terminals sometimes lose up to an hour waiting for the vessel’s chief mate to check stability and lashing calculations and request adjustments to the plan.
“Now, with XVELA’s integration with MACS3, we can see the same stability and lashing results as the vessel’s onboard computer while creating our plan.
“So there is a much higher likelihood that the plan will be quickly approved by the chief mate, so we can start operations right away and get the ship out on time.”
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Both Log-In Logistica and Tecon Salvador are also utilizing XVEL’s integrated, recordable chat feature which links each conversation to the particular vessel call for a shared, cohesive record of all communication around the call.
President of XVELA, Guy Rey-Herme, said: “As the first carrier in Latin America to go live with XVELA’s collaborative solution, Log-In Logistica is changing the conversation between carriers and terminals in the region and moving the industry toward the goal of ‘one call, one plan’ and one version of the truth.”
“The spirit of innovation, collaboration and ‘out of the box’ thinking demonstrated by Log-In and its terminal network is helping to build a more connected and holistic container supply chain, which in turn will drive even better service and value for their customers.”