OTAL To Invest $5 million in New IT System

Thursday, December 13, 2001
The Bolloré Maritime Division (BMD) is investing USD 5 million in a new software management system called iQ-Ship. As a group company OT Africa Line (OTAL) will benefit from this system, which is designed to enhance the quality of service provided to its customers worldwide. Qiva Inc, a leading producer of supply chain logistics and global transportation management systems, has developed the system. iQ-Ship will enable OTAL to simplify and automate several internal processes. This will reduce the time and costs required to execute OTAL?s commercial, logistics and financial functions and allow staff more time meeting customers' needs. OTAL's marketing manager, Rachel Bennett, said: "We were impressed by the product's depth as well as Qiva's history and proven expertise in providing state-of-the-art systems. OTAL is dedicated to providing excellent customer service; this new system will enable us to become even more proactive in our dealings with our customers. By integrating all the facets of our business and operational processes, iQship will enable us to improve our customer service, productivity and financial performance. The new automated system will eliminate double keying errors and will be able to provide accurate and immediate visibility of information between agents and the line." During 2002, OTAL plans to deploy the application in several phases beginning with line activities. This is scheduled to be complete by spring/early summer and will then be extended to cover the European agency network, the target completion date being the end of 2002. iQ-ship will then be implemented throughout OTAL's Asian and African networks during 2003. When fully deployed, approximately 1,200 BMD employees and agency users will be able to access the application.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Education/Training

Intensification and Poleward shift of Oceanic Boundary Currents

Global warming results in fundamental changes to important ocean currents. As scientists from the Alfred-Wegener-Institute show in a new study, wind-driven subtropical

Danelec Launches ECDIS Computer-based Training

Danelec Launches ECDIS Computer-based Training   Danelec Marine has launched a new computer-based training (CBT) program for its second-generation DM800 ECDIS G2 products.

Antwerp Port Extends Partnership with DMU of China

The port of Antwerp is to collaborate with Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in northern China for the next three academic years. DMU is a prestigious Chinese maritime

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0660 sec (15 req/sec)