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Navis acquires Octopi terminal operating system for small container and mixed cargo terminals

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Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, today announced that it has acquired Miami-based Octopi, a cloud-based TOS built for small container and mixed cargo terminals.

The strategic acquisition of Octopi strengthens Navis’ ability to provide transformational operating software solutions for its terminal customers, regardless of size. With the addition of Octopi to its software portfolio, Navis is better positioned to support thousands of smaller terminals around the world that are eager to modernise terminal operations, yet lack the technology infrastructure and technical expertise required to support a full-scale N4 deployment.

Launched in 2015, Octopi is a modern and lightweight cloud-based TOS developed exclusively for container and mixed cargo terminals with throughputs around 100 000 TEUs per year. Currently in use at 10 sites in seven countries, Octopi delivers a c TOS solution that enables its customers to better manage their operations in vessel planning and yard management, track cargo and communicate electronically in real-time with their commercial ocean shipping partners.

“Our customers told us they needed a lighter weight TOS solution to improve the planning and execution of operations for their smaller terminals and easily connect to the supply chain ecosystem. The demand for greater process standardisation, supply chain control and improved visibility of container flows are key areas of focus for all of our customers,” said Benoit de la Tour, president, Navis. “By joining forces with Octopi, Navis is heeding the call for more deployment options for both standalone small terminals, and those smaller or remote terminals that are part of a larger global terminal operator network. Offering a cloud-based TOS that is intuitive and quick to implement will enable us to serve an entirely new segment of the terminal market.”


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