Punta Arenas to implement Cloud-based terminal operating system

Chile-based terminal operator Ultraport has signed a partnership agreement with Navis to implement the Octopi TOS (terminal operating system) at its cargo terminal in Punta Arenas.

Ultraport operates nine terminals throughout the country specialising in a variety of different cargos. Rooted in a 2018 Ultraport initiative to improve operations across its different terminals, the Octopi deal will see Punta Arenas become the first terminal in Chile with a Cloud-based TOS.

With annual throughput of over 400,000 tons and 30,000 TEU, the Punta Arenas terminal will use the TOS to improve visibility and productivity through better access to operational data, moving away from manually managed terminal operations to allow room for future growth.

“For over almost four decades, Ultraport has worked tirelessly to build a culture of innovation at the terminals it operates while striving for the highest standards of safety—all while ensuring that the communities in which we operate are not only unharmed by, but benefit meaningfully from, our presence,” said Nelson Ojeda, Branch Manager at Ultraport Punta Arenas.

“True to that commitment, Octopi by Navis’ powerful, yet easy-to-use TOS stands to make an immediate positive impact on our operation. The intuitive user interface, robust management tools and tracking capabilities will help the terminal make smarter, faster, more proactive business decisions—all at an affordable subscription-based price. We needed a TOS that can grow with us, and Octopi does just that.”

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