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December 2016

DSP supported TCP in recent N4 Go-Live

Congratulations to TCP on their recent N4 go live! DSP assisted TCP and Navis in this implementation by providing an experienced operational resource to improve vessel planning based on industry best practices. This work was performed onsite with a focus on the end user planners.
More info on Navis press release:
http://navis.com/news/press/tcp-invests-r25-million-new-navis-terminal-system


November 2016

DSP enters the US market!

Data and System Planning SA (DSP), on its 30th year as a provider of specialised IT services to the ports and shipping industry, is pleased to announce they have entered the US market working for the Ports of America in Baltimore (Maryland). Ports of America is the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the United States, operating in more than 42 ports and 80 locations. The Port of Baltimore is leased and operated by Ports of America Chesapeake.

DSP, together with NAVIS, supported the Baltimore Rail go-live on October 31st . As one of the nation's top ports for total cargo tonnage and overall dollar value of cargo, the Port of Baltimore is also one of the most diverse ports in the United States. The key commodities handled at Baltimore port include autos, roll on/roll off, containers, forest products, and project cargo.

DSP has a longstanding relationship with Navis, having been an implementation partner since 2007 and a support partner since 2014.
With this job DSP show to be able to work also in the American market where we hope to also strengthen our presence thanks to the support of Navis.



Some members of Go-Live team of PA-Baltimore

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable customers to maximize performance and reduce risk.
www.navis.com

DSP provides worldwide IT solutions and business operation consultancy taking advantage of its specialised and proven know-how in informatics technologies applied to the shipping industry, port and terminal management, intermodal transportation. DSP operates worldwide with a team of 20 people. Founded in 1986, DSP celebrates 30 years of activity.
www.dspservices.ch


July 2016

DSP and Kalmar to collaborate in automation

DSP - Data and System Planning SA – on its 30th year anniversary of activity as provider of specialised IT services to the ports and shipping industry, is pleased to announce a new agreement to work closely with Kalmar on SmartPort implementation projects.

Since 2007 DSP is an implementation partner of NAVIS LLC and today, since January 2016, thanks to this new partnership, DSP is willing to offer a wider range of services and products to its valuable customers, with the capability of providing a one stop shop for system integration and implementation, founded on a solid base of experience in the maritime business.

Kalmar SmartPort features a collection of pre-integrated process automation solutions from Kalmar and strategic partners, ensuring the best possible fit for any size of terminal.

These complete solutions automate the management of terminal operations at the gate, at the quayside and in the yard, with integration and implementation services. This gives Terminal Operators direct access to the best of breed, latest technologies that provide measureable business benefits.

“We have all the skills needed to support the client in the choice of the technology for the definition of the best solution for automation”, explains Marco Fehmer, General Manager of DSP.
“DSP not only identifies the technology but it’s able to define all the processes of automation. Being DSP, Navis implementation partner, our consultants are able to facilitate and support the integration of N4 products with Kalmar solutions, including groovy code extensions, where needed.”

DSP is now able to assist its customers on automated yard inventory (SmartStack), automated job stepping (SmartPath), equipment and operational (SmartMap) and fleet management (SmartFleet).

On top of process automation, DSP has acquired a deep and unique know how on full and semi- automated terminal operations systems and processes, thanks to a long established partnership with APMT Maasvlakte II, Rotterdam World Gateway and APMT Lazaro Cardenas.

DSP provides also process mapping, KPI analysis, N4 configuration, integration testing and support services amongst a varied suite of products including but not limited to NAVIS SPARCS N4, TBA Teams, Inform, Camco, ABB and CAVOTEC.

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.

Contacts
Data and System Planning SA
Centro Galleria 2
6928 Manno - Switzerland
Phone: +41 91 6108400
www.dspservices.ch
marco.fehmer@dspservices.ch


June 2016

DSP at Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka

On 3rd June 2016, an "Orientation and analysis workshop on N4” took place at Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Neil Escott, DSP Senior Manager, has held a presentation on process automation in container terminals.



Chairman Sri Lanka Ports Authority


Neil Escott, DSP Senior Manager







May 2016

DPW Antwerp Gateway successfully completed the migration from SPARCS N4 2.4. to 2.6.

The DPW-ANR Team meticulously prepared the cutover in 8 months, the last 2 month in close co-operation with Navis staff.
Ikram Said and Celine Cometti from DSP joined the team on site to support cutover and terminal operations resume, exactly according to the plan at Thursday May 5 – 10:00PM. Congratulations!


May 2016

DSP and Vector start a partnership and launch the Terminal Health Check Program

Data and System Planning (DSP), worldwide provider of IT solutions and Terminal Operations System services and Vector Port Transport Solutions (Vector Ports), consultancy company for the Container, RoRo Port, Automotive, Bulk Handling and intermodal transport sector, are pleased to announce they have started a collaboration.

The new Terminal Health Check Program developed by DSP and Vector Ports consists of a modular approach which identifies the terminals scale of efficiency through applying a systematic and swift assessment for the main crucial areas of terminal operation: Safety, Operations, Technical management and Information Technology.

A 5 days’ workshop will lead to a final proposal of how significant gains can be obtained with the illustration in where and how the terminal lacks efficiency and transparency.
The interactive workshop will be hold by a team of principal consultants, experts in the fields of technology, operations, TOS and process management with hands on experience in ports and terminal operation.

DSP and Vector Ports know that companies need to continually demonstrate their commitment to providing a competitive advantage for their customers and stakeholders through such measures as improved efficiency, increased land and equipment capacity, this is why we decided to join our forces to give the best tailored solution to terminal operators.

For any inquiries we will be delighted talking with you.
Download Terminal Health Check Program Brochure

Contacts:
Data and System Planning SA
Centro Galleria 2
6928 Manno
Switzerland
Phone: +41 91 6108400
www.dspservices.ch

Mr. Marco Fehmer
marco.fehmer@dspservices.ch
Vector Port and Transport Solutions Ltd
North Warehouse Gloucester Docks
Gloucester GL1 2FB
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1452 835642
www.vectorpts.co.uk

Mr. Andreas Nigulis
andreas.nigulis@vectorpts.co.uk


Vector Port and Transport Solutions
Vector Ports is a UK based company offering the full range of consulting services for the Container, RoRo Port, Automotive, Bulk Handling and intermodal transport sector. Vector Ports has participated in a wide range of international projects in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India embracing all aspects of port and transport work. Vector Ports has a wide range of experience of assisting terminals to redesign and streamline their management and terminal organization to provide cost effective and safe operations and management systems.

Data and System Planning
DSP provides worldwide IT solutions and business operation and TOS consultancy taking advantage of its specialized and proven know-how in informatics technologies applied to the shipping industry, port, terminal management and intermodal transportation. DSP is a NAVIS implementation and support partner, and operates worldwide with a team of 20 people.
Founded in 1986, DSP celebrates its 30 years in business.


April 2016

The 3rd Asia Pacific Navis User Group conference was held on April 12-13, 2016 in Hong Kong with more than 60 participants. Modern Terminals Limited (MTL) hosted the event.
DSP wants to share with you some moments, enjoy!

Hong Kong from the Sea

The control room at MTL

Our general manager, Marco Fehmer, which hold a session on Expert Decking and Prime Route implementation best practices and how to set up an optimization project

A short boat ride to Lamma Island
MTL terminal







February 2016

DSP expands its Navis partnership with Certification for N4 Extensions

Data and System Planning SA (DSP), on its 30th year as a provider of specialised IT services to the ports and shipping industry, is pleased to announce they have entered into the Navis N4 Extensions Certification Program. DSP has a longstanding relationship with Navis, having been an implementation partner since 2007 and a support partner since 2014. With this important certification, DSP is now able to provide system integration, implementation, advanced configuration, go-live and post go-live services and support.

Navis N4 is the most advanced TOS solution in the industry and is flexible enough to allow customers to configure the product with the use of code injection, making it possible for terminal operators to support an unlimited variety of processes, integrations and business rules specific to their individual business needs.

“In conjunction with our proven training, configuration, go-live and support, our services have matured over the years with the number of projects we have been involved with globally. Founded on a solid base of experience in the maritime business, DSP is now working with Navis’ technical services team and is able to develop and deliver groovy code” says Marco Fehmer, General Manager of DSP. “DSP has become the first Navis partner that is able to offer a full package of services.”

“We’re pleased that DSP has started to certify their team for groovy development in 2016. DSP has taken a very mature approach to ensure their resources have the knowledge they need to execute and deliver on key projects. We look forward to our continued work together.” Said Sanket Sheth, Global Director, Technical Services, Navis.

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results. www.navis.com

DSP provides worldwide IT solutions and business operation consultancy taking advantage of its specialised and proven know-how in informatics technologies applied to the shipping industry, port and terminal management, intermodal transportation. DSP operates worldwide with a team of 20 people. Founded in 1986, DSP celebrates its anniversary; 30 years of activity.

You can meet DSP at the upcoming Navis User Group meetings in Hong Kong in April and at DCT Gdansk in September or simply click on www.dspservices.ch to learn more



Link: https://collaboration.navis.com