Port International du Cap Haitien completes digital transformation

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Port International du Cap Haitien, operated by CTSA, has completed a rapid three-month implementation of a new terminal operating system (TOS), moving from a manual spreadsheet-based set-up to using a Cloud-based software environment capable of processing information in real time.

The newly installed Octopi TOS, from Cargotec company Navis, will help to increase the speed and efficiency of daily operations at the port, located on Haiti’s northeastern coast. Currently operating at 28k TEU, the port services three shipping lines including CMA CGM, Antillean Marine Shipping Corp and King Ocean Services, averaging 20.5 vessel moves per hour.

The new software system has been introduced to provide mapping and a full graphic representation of the yard, while also offering the ability to handle EDI manifest and vessel cargo information. The implementation process began during the week of February 24 and was ready to go live just three months later.

Following the project the port has now been able to replace manual functions such as inventory tracking and individuals mapping the yard with automated digital processes.

“We recognise the power of Octopi and the value it provides to smaller terminals like ours that need to get up to speed quickly with more modern technology without the upfront cost associated with a massive TOS overhaul,” said Cesar de Windt, General Manager Operations, CTSA.

“The rate at which we were able to go from planning to implementation, to go-live, is proof of Navis’ expertise in TOS services, regardless of the terminal size, and we are excited about the potential that Octopi holds as we continue to look for additional ways to streamline operations, upgrade processes and deliver optimal service for the shippers that come to call at our port.”

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