Octopi by Navis, experts in TOS technology, and Cargotec Corporation have announced that Worldwide Terminals Fernandina, which operates the Port of Fernandina in Northeastern Florida, has agreed to implement Octopi’s software-as-a-service Terminal Operating System (TOS).
The Terminals will go live with Octopi TOS to help the port effectively monitor, manage and improve operations at the site in real-time.
Octopi TOS is a lightweight solution designed to improve vessel planning and gate operations at small-to-medium terminals.
Worldwide, located two miles from the open ocean in Fernandina Beach, currently handles two mid-size container lines and 300,000 tons of breakbulk cargo annually.
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According to the statement, Worldwide recently refinanced the Port’s debt with a USD $27.6 million public bond financing, which includes approximately $10 million for capital investment to modernize and expand automation and the infrastructure at the terminal. The modernization plan includes dredging to 40 feet MLW.
Worldwide selected Octopi’s robust platform as part of its modernization strategy to attract new container lines to the Port. Moreover, the Terminals was requiring a system that could track cargoes moving between truck, vessel and rail, share real-time data through EDI with its customers and could automate processes such as customer billing and inventories.
After the implementation of the platform, Octopi will help the Terminals to improve vessel operations, unloading and loading operations, yard and gate operations, administrative tasks and planning at the terminal.
Christopher T. Ragucci, CEO at Worldwide Terminals Fernandina said in a statement, “The Octopi team, the SaaS model, the scaling abilities, and the software’s ease of functionality and intuitive nature all factored into our decision to choose Octopi.
“Implementing Octopi’s state-of-the-art TOS is consistent with our commitment to offering the highest level of comprehensive services available in the South Atlantic, at extremely competitive rates.
Martin Bardi, VP of Global Sales of Octopi said, “We are excited to continue our foray into the smaller terminal and mixed cargo market through this partnership with Fernandina.
“We look forward to being an asset to Worldwide in managing its operations more efficiently and are eager to aid in their continued success at the terminal,” Bardi added.