Octopi, part of Navis and Cargotec Corporation, the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for leading organizations throughout the global shipping industry, announced that Red Hook Terminals has signed a subscription agreement for Octopi by Navis at its Newark, NJ and Brooklyn, NY locations. Red Hook Terminals selected Octopi’s cloud-based TOS because it offered a solution that would help its business become more dynamic and remain competitive in the industry.
With over 30 years of experience, Red Hook Terminals is the only terminal operator with facilities in Brooklyn and Port Newark. At its locations, Red Hook is able to handle any size or type of cargo to serve beneficial cargo owners and shippers east and west of the Hudson River, as well as regions north and south. To remain competitive in the evolving industry, Red Hook Terminals was looking to upgrade its TOS at the New York and New Jersey locations to a flexible system that would be able to be deployed with maximum value and little IT investment. As Red Hook Terminal’s business goals were to increase visibility, productivity, and optimize operations at the terminals, Octopi was the only choice to meet their needs with maximum ROI.
“By choosing Octopi’s cloud-based TOS, we will be able to easily transition to a more modern and comprehensive system, which will upgrade our offerings to benefit our business and customers,” said Tom Griffith, Executive Vice President of Red Hook Terminals. “Octopi’s functionality and utilization of real-time data will give us the tools and critical insights into our operation that will allow us to improve productivity and efficiency at our terminals.”
“With Octopi’s innovative TOS, we are able to provide a more affordable and nimble solution to help terminals reach their full business potential with enterprise-level functionality,” said Martin Bardi, Vice President of Global Sales, Octopi by Navis. “We are thrilled to partner with Red Hook Terminals and look forward to helping them transition to a new system to optimize their operations and better serve their customers in the region.”
Octopi is the leading developer of cloud based software solutions for port terminal operators. The Octopi Terminal Operating System (TOS) helps seaport terminal operators manage their operations, track their cargo, and communicate electronically and in real-time with their commercial partners. The Octopi TOS provides small terminal operators the agility and adaptability required to modernize and efficiently run their operational ecosystem.
Octopi announced that Tropical Shipping has signed a subscription agreement at its St. Croix location. This agreement comes on the heels of the Tropical St. Thomas go-live, making St. Croix the second Tropical Shipping terminal that has signed with Octopi this year.
Despite setbacks due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Navis and Ultraport teams worked together to complete the project on schedule via remote assistance. After the implementation was complete, Punta Arenas has become the first terminal in Chile with a cloud-based TOS and has already seen the benefits of a more up to date system.
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.
The implementation of Octopi at Tropical St. Thomas has positively impacted customer service and has made employees more efficient to better perform critical tasks. Gate and vessel operations are now more productive and the “equipment control” team has saved an average of 6-8 hours a week with Octopi due to less repetitive communication and data verification, in addition to the introduction of EDI.
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