XVELA, a provider of cloud-based networks for the maritime industry, has announced that Hapag-Lloyd will implement its collaboration services to increase transparency and efficiency throughout the supply chain.
The Navis-owned company and Hapag-Lloyd, which occupies a position among the top five ocean carriers in the world, have revealed that they will begin the “global rollout” on one of Hapag-Lloyd’s major Latin American services.
According to a statement, the ‘Phase One’ rollout will see XVELA’s services used to establish communication and foster collaboration between planners and terminal partners of Hapag-Lloyd, making the movement of containerized cargo more visible.
By working with XVELA, Hapag-Lloyd and its terminal partner network also expects to take advantage of real-time data sharing for the more efficient employment of assets and resources.
Joern Springer, Senior Director of Fleet Support at Hapag-Lloyd AG, said: “Working together with XVELA will create an increased advantage for Hapag-Lloyd and its partners.
“Through increased visibility throughout the transport chain, all involved parties will be able to optimize asset and resource planning – resulting in greater accuracy and a considerable improvement of collaboration levels.”
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Martin Bardi, Vice President of Global Sales for XVELA, added: “Hapag-Lloyd, recognized as an innovative industry leader committed to delivering superior customer services, will collaborate with its terminal network in XVELA to share critical information in real time.
“The optimization of stowage across each of their services will further improve operational efficiency and consistency.
“The network effect of onboarding another large global carrier will serve as a catalyst for other carriers and terminals to follow.”