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Crowley Implements Tideworks’ TOS at Port Everglades

Port Everglades Terminal is the First to Go Live with Tideworks’ Industry-Leading Solutions in a Series of Planned Deployments at Crowley Terminals Photo Crowley

Tideworks Technology Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that Crowley Maritime has gone live with Tideworks’ terminal operating system (TOS) under CitadelMC, the newly branded SaaS model by Tideworks, at its Port Everglades Terminal in Florida. This marks the first Crowley terminal to go live with Tideworks’ TOS in a series of scheduled deployments. Crowley’s terminals in Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico are expected to go live in the first half of 2017.

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).

Port of Stockton Selects Tideworks TOS

Photo: Tideworks Technology Inc.

Tideworks Technology, Inc., a provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, announced that California’s Port of Stockton will deploy Tideworks Technology’s terminal operating system (TOS) to manage its container-on-barge operation and improve overall operational efficiency. Port of Stockton’s implementation of Tideworks’ TOS is part of the M-580 Marine Highway, a federally funded project aimed at moving ocean shipping containers by barge instead of truck between Oakland and the Central Valley in California.

Chevron Goes Live With ShipNet

Chevron Corporation is one of the largest global energy companies with over 51.000 employees in over 180 countries. The company is involved in every aspect of the energy trade. Chevron Corporation entered into an agreement with ShipNet 23rd June 2004 to provide solutions to manage Chartering, Operations and Voyage Accounting world wide. November 1st Chevron Corp. successfully went live with ShipNet, after a significant project including more than 50 distinct modifications totaling more than 2500 man hours of software development. The software is in place, the staff has been thoroughly trained and the solution is running smoothly. Chevron Corp.

Tideworks TOS Chosen for New Caledonia Terminal

Terminal management and planning software solutions provider Tideworks Technology says that Koniambo Nickel SAS (KNS) in Koné, New Caledonia, has selected Tideworks to implement its terminal operating system (TOS) solutions for its new container operations. Established near the New Caledonia North Province county town of Koné, KNS is developing a world-class industrial complex that will help New Caledonia become one of the world's largest nickel producers. It is working to exploit a nickel deposit that is ranked one of the most important and of the best quality worldwide. The KNS project, which will go live in Q4 2013, includes deployment of Tideworks’ Spinnaker Planning Management System® and its Traffic Control™ equipment dispatch system.

China Shenzen Container Terminal Adopts Navis N4 TOS

Navis say that container terminal operators Modern Terminals Limited has gone live on the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at Da Chan Bay Terminal One (DCB), located in Shenzhen, China. N4 is Navis’ latest generation TOS, allowing customers the flexibility and scalability needed to run their operations - from a single terminal to multiple terminals spanning numerous geographic locations managed from one central location. The implementation of N4 enables Modern Terminals to automate and standardize operational processes, including equipment and yard operations, to ensure the best customer service offering that is aligned with the company’s brand promises.

Independent Online Shipping Exchange Launched

Shipping finance specialist Tufton Oceanic is reportedly launching an independent web-based shipping chartering exchange with a group of e-commerce and investment companies. The exchange, to be called ShipDesk, aims to become the definitive independent chartering exchange, benefiting all market participants, a spokesperson said. ShipDesk, which will go live later this year, has been developed in conjunction with U.S.-based electronic market developer OptiMark Technologies, European e-business investment firm antfactory, and private equity group Whitney & Co. The site will provide a confidential exchange for wet and dry bulk commodity trade from shipment to voyage completion.

KVH Mini-VSAT Broadband Coverage Expands

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced that it expects mini-VSAT Broadband coverage for the Australia and New Zealand region to go live in August 2009 following the successful completion of service testing on the Intelsat IS-2 satellite. The new coverage area will provide the first significant support for mini-VSAT Broadband service in the southern hemisphere.

Newark Container Terminal Handles Record Volumes

Photo: PNCT

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) handled a record number of container volumes without disruption to its customers following its January 2017 upgrade to the N4 terminal system. The move to Navis N4 is part of PNCT’s $500 million infrastructure modernization project that is expected to nearly double the terminal’s capacity by 2019. Located within the Port of New York and New Jersey—the largest port on the East Coast and third largest in the U.S.—PNCT is among the most important terminals responsible for moving cargo throughout the nation and abroad, handling 1.3 million TEUs annually.

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. The first vessel to go live was Bute on the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay route last February, while Rothesay was the first port to benefit.

Puerto Caacupe-mi Successfully Deploys N4 TOS

              Unloading shipping containers at Puerto Caacupe-mi (Photo courtesy of Caacupe-mi Private Port)

Paraguay's Puerto Caacupe-mi successfully went live with the N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS), the operating system's developer, Navis, announced today in a press release. “The implementation process went smoothly because of the combined efforts of the Caacupe-mi and Navis teams,” said Fernando Leri Frizza, President of Puerto Caacupe-mi. “We had a team of approximately 16 people who were dedicated to this transformation for the last four months and we are immensely thankful to all of them for making this massive undertaking a resounding success.

IT Solutions by Tideworks Figure at New Caledonia Ports

GIE Nouméa Port & Vale NC go live with Tideworks’ TOS at two South-west Pacific ports. Tideworks Technology®, Inc., a provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, announce that both Vale New Caledonia, at Prony Port in New Caledonia, and GIE Nouméa Port, also in New Caledonia, have gone live with Tideworks terminal operating system (TOS) solutions. Tideworks Technology implemented its TOS solutions at both facilities to more efficiently manage operations. GIE Nouméa Port, established in 2006, handles containers and break bulk in the Port of Nouméa, the main port of French Overseas Territory New Caledonia, in the South Pacific.

Columbia Container Terminal Orders Tideworks TOS

Tideworks Technology® announce that Barranquilla Container Terminal chooses its Terminal Operating System (TOS). Barranquilla Container Terminal is a joint venture between SSA International and Sociedad Portuaria del Norte (SNP). The new facility will be managed by Santa Marta International Terminal Company (SMITCO) and will initially have capacity for approximately 122,000 TEU annually. Barranquilla Container Terminal plans to expand the container yard to five hectares and increase capacity to 190,000 TEU during a second phase of development. The terminal will deploy Tideworks’ Mainsail Terminal Management System®, Forecast® by Tideworks and Spinnaker Planning Management System® to manage container operations.

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 1.8 MM and services all aspects of terminal operations, including ship, gate and rail operations.

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. DP World Brisbane is one of Australia’s most sophisticated terminals.

Barranquilla Implements Tideworks TOS

Tideworks Technology, Inc., a premier provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that the new Barranquilla Container Terminal (BCT), located at the Port of Barranquilla, Colombia, has successfully implemented and gone live with Tideworks’ terminal operating system (TOS) solutions. BCT has deployed Tideworks’ Mainsail Terminal Management System, Forecast by Tideworks and Spinnaker Planning Management System. Tideworks will continue to provide its platinum maintenance and support services including around-the-clock technical support and all software upgrades. Additionally BCT will receive ongoing remote technical services to include system health monitoring and database and OS administration.

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. After many discussions about products and working with carefully selected Suppliers, ASAP Supplies was founded.

Voyager Of The Seas Goes Live

Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN), a subsidiary of ATC Teleports of Alexandria, Va. set sail from Finland to the port of Miami on the world's largest cruise ship — Voyager of the Seas. MTN has equipped Voyager with full redundancy services including dual antennas and two MPEG-2 Digital Video units. Each antenna on the 142,000-ton vessel will have 12 lines for multiple voice and data capabilities. In preparation for Voyager's live broadcast, MTN modified one of the existing communications antennas for full motion video uplink. In addition, two flyaway video/audio systems, which are used to convert analog signals to digital are located below deck.

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) and the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) actively promoting the scheme globally. IMCA has also announced that CMID Version 9 will go live on September 7. IMCA and the…

Unitor E-Commerce Procurement Goes To Sea

Unitor's 4,500 international shipping customers now have a ready made solution for e-commerce procurement available. The solution makes it possible to electronically purchase Unitor products and services from vessels at sea or from the owner's office. Unitor and SpecTec's free and independent marine procurement portal, e4marine, has now opened the industry's first vessel-based e-commerce procurement solution following trials with the Baltic ferry operator Silja Line. After evaluating the e4marine solution, Silja Line went "live" by ordering marine chemicals and refrigerant gases for its flagship, the 59,912 grt passenger RoRo Silja Europa, running between Stockholm (Sweden) and Turku (Finland) from the vessel, via e4marine, to Unitor.

OceanConnect.com Accomplishes Premiere Bunker Transaction

OceanConnect.com completed its first auction - just 72 hours subsequent to going "live" in Rotterdam/ARA. In its first week of operation alone, the site recorded 361,825 hits from more than 12 countries and four continents. The broker-initiated transaction included six Rotterdam suppliers, (both majors and independents) - lasted 15 minutes - resulting in a price well below that day's market lows. Officially launched in Rotterdam/ARA on July 25, the site had its first piece of action three days later when a broker logged on to create a reverse auction for fuel oil and diesel for delivery August 2. The broker then selected six bidders from OceanConnect's list of port suppliers - and upon setting the bid increments at $0.25 - sent the reverse auction process in motion.

Slovenian Logistics Company Contracts Tideworks

Terminal management and planning software provider Tideworks Technology, Inc., has announced that Luka Koper, the chief port and logistics company of Slovenia, has selected Tideworks to implement its suite of terminal operating system (TOS) solutions at the country’s main seaport. The deployment will include Tideworks’ entire suite of TOS solutions including Mainsail Terminal Management System, Mainsail Online, Spinnaker Planning Management System, Traffic Control, Forecast and Digital Bridge performance monitoring tool. In addition to directing all aspects of container activities, Tideworks’ TOS will help Luka Koper manage Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro-Ro) operations with its integrated Ro-Ro and non-containerized cargo module. The new TOS is scheduled to go live in Q4 2011. www.tideworks.com  

Long Beach Container Terminal Goes Live with Navis TOS

Navis announced that Pier F at Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS). This implementation allows LBCT to streamline current operations and prepare for the implementation of N4 for the new advanced terminal under construction at Middle Harbor Terminal in Long Beach, California. LBCT and the Middle Harbor Terminal project will create one of the most advanced and energy efficient container terminals in the world. It is also expected to boost the local economy, creating nearly 14,000 jobs in the greater Los Angeles/Long Beach area as a result and bring a competitive advantage to the regional and national supply chain. navis.com  

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