Worldwide Terminals Fernandina (WTF), which operates the Port of Fernandina in north-eastern Florida, has selected Octopi’s Terminal Operating System (TOS).

Octopi TOS will be implemented at WTF’s site to better monitor, manage and improve operations in real-time.

The solution was chosen by WTF as part of its port modernisation project. Octopi is part of Navis and Cargotec.

Designed for small-to-medium terminals, the lightweight software-as-a-service (SaaS) enhances vessel planning and gate operations.

The software is also expected to help WTF track cargoes moving between truck, vessel and rail, share data through electronic data interchange with its customers in real-time and customer billing and inventories automation.

Worldwide Terminals Fernandina CEO Christopher T. Ragucci said: “The Octopi team, the SaaS model, the scaling abilities, and the software’s ease of functionality and intuitive nature all factored into our decision to choose Octopi.

“Implementing Octopi’s state-of-the-art TOS is consistent with our commitment to offering the highest level of comprehensive services available in the South Atlantic, at extremely competitive rates.”

After completion of Octopi implementation, it will help improve unloading and loading operations, administrative tasks and planning at the terminal. Worldwide will provide training to its staff.

Octopi Global Sales vice-president Martin Bardi said: “We are excited to continue our foray into the smaller terminal and mixed cargo market through this partnership with Fernandina.

“We look forward to being an asset to Worldwide in managing its operations more efficiently and are eager to aid in their continued success at the terminal.”

WTF is focused on containers, breakbulk and project cargo. It currently handles two mid-size container lines and 300,000 tonnes of breakbulk cargo a year.

It recently refinanced Port of Fernandina’s debt through a $27.6m public bond financing.