Cargotec division Navis has acquired Cloud-based Octopi Terminal Operating System (TOS) that has been built for small container and mixed cargo terminals.

With the acquisition of Octopi, Navis will be able to provide operating software solutions for its terminal customers and offer support to several smaller terminals across the globe.

Launched in 2015, Octopi has been developed exclusively for container and mixed cargo terminals that have annual throughputs of around 100,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

The system is in use at ten sites in seven countries and delivers a cost-effective and easy-to-use TOS solution.

Customers can use the solution to better manage their operations in vessel planning and yard management, track cargo and also to communicate electronically in real-time with their commercial ocean shipping partners.

Navis president Benoit de la Tour said: “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.

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“Navis is heeding the call for more deployment options for both standalone small terminals.”

“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.”

The Octopi TOS offers built-in Business Intelligence dashboards, as well as general cargo capabilities, and features the core planning and execution capabilities.

Capabilities include EDI exchange, gate processing, general cargo capabilities, yard management, vessel planning and critical reporting and invoicing functions.

Following the acquisition, Octopi will continue to operate out of its headquarters in Miami, US.