Navis, part of Cargotec, has signed a partnership agreement with DSP Data and System Planning-Switzerland to facilitate increased awareness of Octopi by Navis in the European market. Octopi, the modern and lightweight cloud-based TOS recently acquired by Navis and developed specifically for container and mixed cargo terminals with annual throughput of under 300,000 TEU, is uniquely positioned to have immediate impact in Europe, offering enterprise power tools to terminals at an affordable subscription price.
Octopi delivers a cost-effective and easy-to-use TOS solution with core planning and execution capabilities including EDI exchange, gate processing, general cargo capabilities, yard management, vessel planning and critical reporting and invoicing functions. Additionally, the solution offers built-in business intelligence dashboards as well as recently expanded general cargo capabilities.
“We are delighted to partner with DSP in our efforts to introduce Octopi to the European market,” said Martin Bardi, VP of Global Sales, Octopi by Navis. “We believe that our software presents a special opportunity for historically overlooked terminals across the continent to realize significant value at an affordable price.”
“Navis is committed to maintaining its place at the forefront of innovation in the shipping industry and cloud-based, subscription-based products such as Octopi are a crucial component of our strategy,” Chuck Schneider, Vice President & General Manager, Navis. “We believe that the European market, which has a long tradition of embracing new technologies and the opportunities they represent, is ready for a solution that empowers them to make smart, data driven business decisions and reach previously elusive levels of productivity and efficiency.”
“DSP has been a solid NAVIS Partner since 2007, with 22 certified experts on Navis N4,” says Marco Fehmer, DSP Chief Executive Officer. “Adding Octopi to the scope of our partnership will open the door to several important markets including small- and medium-sized container and general cargo marine terminals, inland terminals and empty depots. We look forward to providing local DSP Data and System Planning and regional operators access to meaningful digitalization and the opportunities that come with it."
The OCTOPI TOS is currently in use at 13 sites in seven countries and has seen recent partnerships with Tropical Shipping, Worldwide Terminals Fernandina and Port International du Cap Haitien.
About Octopi by Navis
Octopi by Navis is the leading developer of cloud-based software solutions for small and medium terminal operators. Octopi by Navis helps a wide variety of terminals manage their operations, track their cargo, and communicate electronically and in real-time with their commercial partners. Octopi by Navis provides smaller terminal operators the agility and adaptability required to modernize and efficiently run their operational ecosystem. www.octopi.co
About DSP - Data and System Planning SA
Based in Switzerland and founded in 1986, Data and System Planning provides worldwide IT solutions and business operation consultancy taking advantage of its specialised and proven know-how in informatics technologies applied to the shipping industry, port and terminal management and intermodal transportation. DSP has been a NAVIS partner since 2007 covering all implementation, maintenance, support and customisation services.
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Octopi's successful go live at Tropical Shipping’s St. Thomas site was performed with 100% remote assistance. We interviewed Mark Chapman, VP Business Operations at Tropical Shipping St. Thomas to learn more about what made this implementation so successful.
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FMT implementing Octopi at Port Manatee will provide visibility into its operations to keep its customers and FMT employees informed in real-time and will aid in its business goals of increased quality, efficiency and productivity.
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