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Panama Canal Goes Live with EDCS

The Panama Canal Authority issued an Advisory stating that the Electronic Data Collection System (EDCS) has gone live. All electronic forms are available. Through June 30, vessels may continue to submit certain information by non-electronic means, but priority will be given electronic submittals. Advisory 22-2004 (HK Law).


CalMac Offer Free Wifi

Photo: Caledonian MacBrayne Clyde & Hebridean Ferries

 CalMac have launched wifi hotspots on their ferries and ports, including at Ardrossan and in Arran.   Almost half of the 200-mile long Caledonian MacBrayne network is now live with free public access wi-fi - and the remainder will be completed in early July.   In total, the free wifi network will cover four CalMac offices, 31 vessels and 50 ports, harbours and slipways when the project is complete this July


Montreal Gateway Terminals Implement Navis TOS

Port of Montreal image: credit the Port

Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) and Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation announce the successful implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at MGT. The implementation was a migration from Navis’ legacy software SPARCS and an internally developed data host system to N4, Navis’ latest generation terminal operating system. Located in close proximity to strategic markets in the U.S. and Canada, MGT has an annual TEU capacity in excess of 1


NAVIS TOS Connects at DP World Brisbane

Image courtesy of DP World

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, supported the grand opening of the DP World Brisbane container terminal as its Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) went 'Live'. Implementation of N4 at DP World Brisbane, the fourth member of the DP World Australia family of terminals to go live on Navis N4 over the last three years, completes the standardization and optimization of the TOS software across all DP World Australia sites.


ASAP Supplies Celebrates 25 Years

Image: ASAP Supplies

On April 1, 2014, it will be 25 years since Peter Edwards & Mark Reynolds officially started trading as ASAP Supplies. At 36 and 26 respectively, they were working for a marine engine supply company, and when the company stopped promoting the smaller engines and spares, they found they greatly missed spending time working with customers and solving their technical problems. Their aim and passion was to bring value to customers through technical support and knowledge


BP Shipping Goes Live with Task Assistant

Ulysses Systems and BP Shipping have announced that Task Assistant(tm) has gone live. Task Assistant(tm) will be rolled out to the fleet as each new building enters service. BP Shipping is using Task Assistant(tm) to re-engineer its information systems in order to support a proposed doubling of its fleet size. Task Assistant(tm) will be used to integrate documentation, implement new procedures resulting from recent mergers and new regulations such as ISM, STCW 95 and ILO 180


1-Stop’s Port solution adopted by VICT

Photo : Victoria International Container Terminal

  Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd (VICT) has chosen to implement the wide range of port community solutions that 1-Stop Connections (1-Stop) have to offer.  1-Stop is already the system of choice at the Port of Melbourne, where the terminal and logistics community have benefited over the years from 1-Stop’s port community solutions.  This recent signing between 1-Stop and VICT will result in continual productivity improvements and optimised operations for


SOLAS: What Does it Mean for Customers?

Photo: Maersk Line

 Vincent Clerc, the Chief Commercial Officer at Maersk Line takes a look on Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).   Effective July 1, 2016, SOLAS will require that shippers of a packed container provide its verified gross mass (VGM).   The customer benefits of a properly implemented and enforced regulation are important to have in mind, especially these last hectic days before go-live. We are committed to making the process as easy as possible – but we also anticipate the


John S. James Closes the Information Gap

John S. James Co. Closes the Information Gap with IES Technology.     IES, Ltd., a leading provider of logistics and compliance software solutions to the global marketplace, announces the rollout of its Forwarder Suite at international freight forwarder and customs broker John S. James Co. The software was selected to provide the company with one central point of connectivity, streamline operations and realize productivity improvements.    


MarineCFO raises the bar for OMC

Offshore Marine Contractors to implement MarineCFO Enterprise Software. MarineCFO Inc., a provider of Marine Software including On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Marine Transportation Industry, announced today that Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. has chosen to implement the full MarineCFO Enterprise software suite. Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc


Trieste Terminal Selects N4 TOS

Trieste Marine Terminal (Photo: TMT)

Navis has announced a new N4 terminal operating system (TOS) licensing agreement with Italian terminal, Trieste Marine Terminal (TMT). TMT selected the Navis TOS to optimize the terminal’s operational cycle and lower costs.   The ultimate goal is to increase TMT’s efficiencies


New Bulk Terminals Trade Association Formed

The newly established Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) has been formed to provide the world’s bulk terminals with a united front at governmental level to ensure the sector can better face the environmental and commercial challenges ahead.  


ISS Roll-out of its Cargo and Agency Platform, YourISS2

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Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime and logistics service provider, is driving a global roll-out of its new cargo and agency platform, YourISS2. Designed to increase efficiencies, standardise processes and documents and enhance service delivery


Basra Gateway Terminal Goes Live with Navis N4

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for terminal operators, announced that Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), part of International Container Terminal Services, Inc


Navis, Ideal Tech Partner to Accelerate TOS Projects

Ideal Tech Labs has Entered Navis’ Development & Service Solutions Partner Program   Ideal Tech Labs is an idea accelerator and technology partner for startups, mid-market and enterprise customers. Together with its global clients


Port Security goes High Tech in South Africa

The newly renovated control room at the Port of Durban boasts state-of-the-art video walls for added visibility across the port.

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) introduced a new port security system valued at more than $53 million to safeguard customer cargo, port users, as well as Transnet’s own port assets, staff and contractors.   Richard Vallihu, Chief Executive at TNPA


APM Terminals Mumbai Switches to Paperless transactions

APM Terminals Mumbai Photo APM

APM Terminals Mumbai became the first Indian container terminal to go paperless by providing shipping lines electronically with the required Export Form 13 for export containers entering the terminal by truck. Building upon the success of the Export e-Form 13


Rotterdam Port Connector Starting to Bear Fruit

Image: Rotterdam Port Promotion Council

The Rotterdam, which connects supply and demand online, has officially rounded off the test phase. It has been six months since the port of Rotterdam’s innovative new website Rotterdam Port Connector went live, and by now, some 25,000 individuals, employed by a range of international firms


New Online Tool Links PMSCs with Potential Clients

Photo courtesy of Marsec Manager

Ship owners and managers now have the chance to choose the most cost-effective private maritime security company (PMSC) to protect their ships via a new online tool launched Monday.   The online program, known as Marsec Manager, is the brainchild of Bastion International


Chinese Navy Ramps up Drills in Disputed Sea

South China Sea disputes increasing demand for US security presence: Pentagon

 The Chinese navy has conducted live-fire exercises in the disputed South China Sea , reports Reuters.   China claims almost all of the energy-rich waters, through which more than US$5 trillion of maritime trade passes each year. The Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam


New TOS Live at Houston’s Barbours Cut

Terminal operating system (TOS) implementation sought to increase vessel productivity and minimize truck turnaround time at the Port of Houston Authority   Barbours Cut Container Terminal (BCT), part of the Port of Houston Authority, has completed its implementation of the Navis N4 terminal


Belfast Harbour Goes Live With KleinPort

Belfast

  Saab has commissioned its first Port Management Information System in the UK. As of September 1st, 2015, Belfast Harbour Commission commenced live operations with its KleinPort system. The Harbour is using KleinPort to manage and track its vessel operations and services


CMID Reaches 100th Vessel Inspector Application

Mike Schwarz (left) IIMS Chief Executive and Chris Baldwin (right) IMCA Technical Adviser

The CMID (Common Marine Inspection Document) Vessel Inspector Scheme has reached a milestone with the hundredth Vessel Inspector application having been received. The Inspectors accredited so far are based in more than 20 countries, with both the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)


Western Cape Ports Now 'smartPORTS'

Port of Durban (Photo: TNPA)

The Ports of Cape Town and Saldanha became the latest to go live with Transnet National Ports Authority’s new R79 million web-based Integrated Port Management System (IPMS), first introduced at the pilot site, the Port of Durban in July.


ILO Wants Lasting Solution to Migrant, Refugee Crisis

Migrants & Refugees issues need a durable solution

  The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, has called for a definitive and durable solution for the thousands of migrant workers who risk their lives in a search of a decent future. “Stopgap measures to halt the flows of migrants only scratch






 
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