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Navis’s XVELA Execs Offer Maritime Cloud-Based Vision

Apr 03, 2017

Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA and Robert Inchausti, Chief Technology Officer believe that XVELA’s new cloud-based system will revolutionize maritime operations by providing improved communication between ship stowage and terminal cargo handling.

In an interview with AJOT the two men said that the new consolidation of ocean carriers and new carrier alliances will require improved information communication amongst terminals and carriers.

At the same time improvements in stowage software by parent company Navis will allow for improved cargo planning and less mistakes.

The decision by Maersk to embrace digitization of its carrier and terminal operations is providing the impetus that Navis hopes to capitalize on with its new XVELA system.

Navis has been planning to upgrade its terminal operating systems with XVELA. The XVELA system has been tested for 3 years prior to its launch in 2017. There were 5 carriers involved in the pilot project. Inchausti says that XVELA hopes that most if not all of the carriers who participated in the pilot project will become XVELA customers and thus create a strong market base for future sales.

The two men believe that “The XVELA platform allows carriers and terminals to work together on critical vessel stowage activities in real time through shared stowage planning information, common vessel visualization tools, and unique, actionable visibility across the entire vessel rotation.”

They say a key element is a set of Application Programing Interfaces (API) to enable “Integration with third party TOS (Terminal Operating Software), stowage planning software, and internal systems, improving transparency and communication for all stakeholders.”

The benefits for terminal operators are:

  • Improved vessel turnaround times
  • More planning time to discharge and load
  • Maximized productivity
  • Minimized cost
  • Improved competitiveness

The benefits for ocean carriers are:

  • Stowage optimization
  • Improved collaboration with terminal operators
  • Reduced risk of schedule variances
  • Improved visibility in terminal operations
  • Improved cost savings
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Stas Margaronis
American Journal of Transportation
WEST COAST CORRESPONDENT

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