XVELA, the world’s first maritime business network for ocean carriers and terminal operators, today announced that Log-In Logistica, a leading provider of door to door intermodal logistic services in Brazil and the Mercosur region, has gone live with XVELA’s Collaborative Stowage Planning application. Stowage for Log-In’s fleet of container vessels is now planned using XVELA’s cloud solution and the carrier has begun collaborating on vessel call planning with Tecon Salvador, a container terminal operated by the Wilson Sons Group in Salvador, Brazil.
“We believe the only way to dramatically improve productivity, data accuracy, cost savings and overall process efficiency is through collaboration with our operational partners, which is now possible through XVELA,” said Luis Godoi, Operations and Chartering General Manager, Log-In Logistica. “The amount of information that must be exchanged between all stakeholders in order to execute vessel operations is immense, and with each data point comes the potential for inaccuracy and delays, whether through human error or ‘manipulation’ of data. To improve data integrity, all parties must work with a shared, single source of truth. XVELA’s collaborative platform enables this today, and it is crucial to the success of vessel operations.”
In addition to stowage planning, Log-In Logistica is using XVELA to collaborate with its called terminals to improve communication and transparency around vessel calls and further increase operational efficiency. The carrier has collaboratively planned multiple calls at Tecon Salvador using the XVELA business network to share critical stowage information including a common load list and shared visibility of stow plans, ensuring accuracy and consistency of data.
Log-In Logistica and Tecon Salvador both benefit from XVELA’s connectivity to the Navis MACS3 loading computer. “Terminals sometimes lose up to an hour waiting for the vessel’s chief mate to check stability and lashing calculations and request adjustments to the plan,” said Luciano Leite, Operations Manager at Tecon Salvador. “Now, with XVELA’s integration with MACS3, we can see the same stability and lashing results as the vessel’s onboard computer while creating our plan. So there is a much higher likelihood that the plan will be quickly approved by the chief mate, so we can start operations right away and get the ship out on time.”
Planners at Log-In Logistica and Tecon Salvador are also taking advantage of XVELA’s integrated, recordable chat feature, which links each conversation to the particular vessel call for a shared, cohesive record of all communication around that call, including which party instigated any changes to the plan, when the changes were requested, and why. This information is useful in post-call analysis to facilitate objective, data-driven discussions and continuous improvements.
“As the first carrier in Latin America to go live with XVELA’s collaborative solution, Log-In Logistica is changing the conversation between carriers and terminals in the region and moving the industry toward the goal of ‘one call, one plan’ and one version of the truth,” said Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA. “The spirit of innovation, collaboration and ‘out of the box’ thinking demonstrated by Log-In and its terminal network is helping to build a more connected and holistic container supply chain, which in turn will drive even better service and value for their customers.”