Port of Fernandina to roll out new software for modernisation project

Worldwide Terminals Fernandina, operator of the Port of Fernandina in Northeastern Florida, is to implement Octopi’s software-as-a-service terminal operating system (TOS), to help the terminal more effectively monitor and manage operations at the site in real-time.

Octopi TOS, provided by Navis, is designed to improve vessel planning and gate operations at small-to-medium sized terminals. Currently handling two mid-size container lines and 300,000 tons of breakbulk cargo annually, Worldwide is located 2 miles from the ocean in Fernandina Beach, Florida, and is focused on containers, breakbulk and project cargo.

Worldwide recently refinanced the Port’s debt with a $27.6 million public bond financing, which includes approximately $10 million for capital investment to modernise and expand automation and the infrastructure at the terminal. Implementation of the new software system forms part of this plan, and is designed to attract new container lines to the facility.

Additionally, Worldwide intends to use the system to track cargoes moving between truck, vessel and rail, sharing real-time data digitally with its customers to automate processes such as billing and inventory management.

“The Octopi team, the SaaS model, the scaling abilities, and the software’s ease of functionality and intuitive nature all factored into our decision to choose Octopi,” said Christopher Ragucci, CEO at Worldwide Terminals Fernandina.

“Implementing Octopi’s state-of-the-art TOS is consistent with our commitment to offering the highest level of comprehensive services available in the South Atlantic, at extremely competitive rates.”

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