Tropical Shipping strikes subscription agreement for Octopi by Navis

October 8, 2019

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The Tropical St. Thomas Terminal operated by Tropical Shipping has confirmed a new subscription agreement with Octopi, part of Navis and Cargotec Corporation.

The terminal will implement Octopi to address a multitude of business needs that will improve productivity, accuracy, and efficiency at the terminal. Octopi will be the first TOS system implemented in St. Thomas.

Located in the Virgin Islands, Tropical St. Thomas operates at 95,000 TEU annual throughput and handles 1,500 short tons of general cargo per year. Due to its geographical location, Tropical St. Thomas enables direct access to ports in the US, Canada and the Virgin Islands. Currently, container movement and tracking within the terminal operations must be done manually. Tropical selected Octopi’s modern, cloud-based TOS to improve inventory accuracy and operational efficiency as well as to provide better visibility to stakeholders both inside and outside of the organisation.

 “We are very excited to work with Octopi to improve efficiencies at the terminal,” said Mark Chapman, vice president of business operations at Tropical Shipping. “Octopi’s cloud-based offering allows us to focus on the business instead of IT.  We are very impressed with the full range of operating functionality and the overall ease of use.”

 “Octopi by Navis’ powerful, agile and affordable TOS allows us to provide real value to these historically underserved businesses while also expanding our customer reach to smaller terminals, whose size belies their importance to the conduct of global trade,” said Martin Bardi, VP of global sales, Octopi by Navis. “We look forward to implementing Octopi in St. Thomas for Tropical Shipping to help them better serve their customers internationally and streamline operations for their employees.” 

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