Data and System Planning s.a. was founded in 1986 in Lugano (Switzerland) by Angelo Ravano with the aim to support the top management of the Contship Group in decision making, IT strategies and innovation.

In the 90’s DSP is the project leader for the development of Contship Line Information systems.


DSP became independent from the Contship Group and keeping a strong partnership with Contship Italia Group, concentrates on the implementation of most advanced and innovative terminal operations systems.

DSP is project manager of COSMOS Go-Live at MCT Medcenter Container Terminal in Gioia Tauro and for NAVIS SPARCS at LSCT La Spezia Container Terminal, TDT Terminal Darsena Toscana, TCR Terminal Container Ravenna and CICT Cagliari International Container Terminal.

DSP is appointed by Contship Group as SAP Project Manager for the implementation of FI, CO, MM, PM, and BW modules.


In 2007 DSP became the first worldwide partner of NAVIS certified on SPARCS 3.7, focusing on advanced application deployment and optimisation (Prime Route, Expert Decking, Autostow), operations processes design, post go-live support and operations shadowing.

In 2008 DSP was project leader of IT systems deployed at the new greenfield site of Eurogate in Tangier Morocco, with planning, installation and management all IT infrastructure.

In 2009 DSP is appointed as project manager and software developer of the new Automatic Invoicing System for all Contship Italia Marine Terminals, interfaced with TOS and ERP.


In 2010 DSP certifies as SPARCS N4 consultant and becomes NAVIS implementation partner.

DSP becomes a complete system integrator for marine terminals thanks to international cooperation partnerships:

  • Motorola Solutions, Honeywell: Wi-Fi and RDT
  • ISL Applications Gmbh: container terminal simulation and emulations
  • Altea SAP: finance and administration process
  • Cargotec Kalmar: Process Automation

In 2015 DSP engeneers become part of regional EMEA NAVIS support team.


  • DSP entered into NAVIS N4 extension certification program
  • DSP strengthen its collaboration with Kalmar on SmartPort implementation projects worldwide with a new dedicated team.
  • DSP launches its reporting and KPI solution: VIEWIT.
  • Partnership with Vector Port Transport Solutions and launch of the Terminal Health Check Program.

2017: DSP is working on new DataSell major release that will include tariff and revenue simulation.