Port Lafito completes new cloud TOS implementation

Port Lafito in Haiti, managed by the GB Group, has completed implementation of the Mainsail 10 terminal operating system (TOS) from Tideworks Technology, fully hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The Panamax container port will use the new software to replace the Tideworks Mainsail Vanguard system previously deployed in 2016. Port Lafito also utilises Tideworks’ Forecast web portal, Spinnaker Planning Management System and EDI Porter applications.

“Migrating the TOS to the cloud was one of the key components to our overall hybrid cloud strategy,” said Steve Zirilli, Chief Information Officer with GB Group.

“We rely on Tideworks to provide a best-in-class TOS that can be scaled to support consistent growth at the terminal. Events in the supply chain have put additional pressure on our existing systems and process in place. Tideworks’ deployment of Mainsail 10 has helped us scale and navigate new complexities.”

“As a result, we’ve seen a surge in growth, and operations at Port Lafito are steady. We’ve been able to leverage on-demand information to make more informed decisions and efficiently manage increased throughput.”

The Mainsail 10 TOS enables integrations with third-party systems and access to inventory tools to increase the flow of cargo through terminals. The software provides interactive search tools and user customisation for optimised viewing, sorting and sharing functionalities.

“The hosted deployment in AWS will allow us to continue supporting Port Lafito’s terminal operations by providing increased access to real-time data and scalable logistics,” said Ignacio Bilbao García, Director of Business Services, Latin America and Caribbean with Tideworks.

“We have cultivated a close relationship with the GB Group throughout the years and this deployment represents further collaboration with the port and our commitment to support the Caribbean supply chain.”

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