Octopi, part of Navis and Cargotec, a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, has announced a new subscription agreement with Tropical St Thomas Terminal in the Virgin Islands.
According to a statement, the terminal will implement Octopi to address a multitude of business needs that will improve productivity, accuracy and efficiency at the terminal. Octopi will be first terminal operating system (TOS) implemented in St Thomas.
Tropical St Thomas handles approximately 95,000 TEU annually and 1,500 shorts tons of general cargo. Its location gives it direct access to ports in the US, Canada and the Virgin Islands.
Currently, container movement and tracking within the terminal operations must be done manually, but Octopi’s modern, cloud-based TOS to improve inventory accuracy and operational efficiency as well as provide better visibility to internal and external stakeholders.
Mark Chapman, Vice President of Business Operations at Tropical Shipping said: “Octopi’s cloud-based offering allows us to focus on the business instead of IT. We are very impressed with the full range of operating functionality and the overall ease of use.”
Martin Bardi, Vice President of Global Sales, Octopi by Navis, also spoke: “Octopi by Navis’ powerful, agile and affordable TOS allows us to provide real value to these historically underserved businesses while also expanding our customer reach to smaller terminals, whose size belies their importance to the conduct of global trade.
“We look forward to implementing Octopi in St. Thomas for Tropical Shipping to help them better serve their customers internationally and streamline operations for their employees.”