Navis acquires Octopi system to operate small, mixed cargo terminals
NAVIS, part of Cargotec, has acquired US-based Cetus Labs Inc, a provider of the cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS) Octopi for both small container and mixed cargo terminals
NAVIS, part of Cargotec, has acquired US-based Cetus Labs Inc, a provider of the cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS) Octopi for both small container and mixed cargo terminals.
With the addition of Octopi to its software portfolio, Navis said in a statement that it is better positioned to support thousands of smaller terminals around the world that are eager to modernise terminal operations, yet lack the technology infrastructure and technical expertise required to support a full-scale Navis N4 TOS deployment.
Launched in 2015, Octopi is currently in use at ten sites in seven countries to deliver a cost-effective TOS solution to better manage vessel planning and yard management, and track cargo and communicate electronically in real-time with the relevant ocean shipping stakeholders.
'Our customers told us they need a lighter weight TOS solution to improve the planning and execution of operations for their smaller terminals and to easily connect to the supply chain ecosystem. The demand for greater process standardisation, supply chain control and improved visibility of cargo flows are key focus areas for all,' said Navis president Benoit de la Tour.
'By joining forces with Octopi, Navis is answering the need to have more TOS options for both standalone small terminals and those smaller or remote terminals that are part of a larger global terminal operator network.'