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The container cycle and the data security

by Giambattista Ravano, DSP Chairman

Data security and how it is being faced in the world of shipping.

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October 2019
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Ravano’s family – 150 years of history

by Giambattista Ravano, DSP Chairman

150 years of entrepreneurship; from the first Brigantine to the containerisation

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The importance of being tested

by Marco Fehmer, CEO of DSP

Testing your TOS is crucial for the success of your project.

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June 2019
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Digital Revolution: using information to boost terminal performance

by Marco Fehmer, CEO of DSP

Collecting and rationalize data in the ocean of containers.

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June 2018
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Disruptive Technology and Smart Container Industry

by Marco Fehmer

The future of Automation in the Container industry.

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May 2017
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Economic justification in automation projects

by Marco Fehmer, General Manager, DSP

In the recent years of container terminal industry, equipment and process automation has become a common design guidelines for greenfields planning and brownfields revamping.

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May 2016

News & Events

March 2020

DSP to develop requirements for TOS and Electronic Gate pass system requirements and Integration platforms of ESLSE for Modjo Logistics Hub, Ethiopia

DSP has signed contract with Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA) for the implementation of the  Ethiopia Trade Logistics Project (ETLP), to perform the ICT Analysis & Facilities and Infrastructure Design and define the Requirement of terminal operating system, electronica gate pass system and Integration platforms of ESLSE to transform Modjo Dry Port as Largest & Best Green Logistics Hub in Africa by 2025.

The DSP project team, led by Mr Andreas Nigulis, is composed by principal experts on TOS, IT architectures and systems integration platform.

“We are proud of having been selected by the Ethiopian Government and being part of this important development plan since its early stages. DSP will take advantage of more than 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of Terminal Operating Systems and Process optimisation to contribute to the success of this project.” Marco Fehmer, Chief Executive Officer of DSP

To know more about the Ethiopia Trade Logistics Project, go to see this video published by the World Bank

March 12 2020

COVID-19 update
Aware of the difficult situation due to COVID-19, DSP is taking the necessary measures in compliance with the rules and recommendations of the various health and government authorities to continue business without interruption.
Our team members are based in different countries round the world and we have many options to deal with the situation. In fact we are constantly organizing ourselves to guarantee continuity to our clients’ projects.
All our actions are based on the principle of safeguarding the health of our customers and our employees while at the same time providing the best possible service, that, we believe, will continue to remain of the highest standard, as always.

We feel close to those who are affected by this event and wish everyone a smooth return to normality.

Giambattista Ravano
DSP Chairman

January 2020

Data and System Planning and Global Port Training start a partnership

Data and System Planning (DSP) and Global Port Training (GPT) are happy to announce the start of a strong partnership. Both companies believe that the strength of any terminal or port operation relies on stevedoring and the physical handling of containers and commodities in conjunction of smart technology and equipment: during vessel operations, horizontal transport, stacking, receipt and delivery at the gates.

By combining forces, DSP and GPT bring significant benefits to their customers, since together they cover the entire operational process from planning to execution. Having trained operators on the ground ensures that the planning strategies and individual moves generated by the TOS system are executed on time, correctly and with respect for the cargo and the equipment.

GPT contributes to the overall productivity and profitability and sustainability of ports and terminals in every aspect, while reducing wear and tear and maintenance cost of the equipment.

DSP is expert in optimisation of TOS and business process improvements with the target to use at best and gain the most from what you have: people, space, equipment, infrastructure.

DSP and GPT work together on projects for existing terminals and greenfield terminals handling any type of commodity.

“It is even through our experience on terminal automation projects that we learned how the human factor is still relevant and fundamental for project and operations success – says Marco Fehmer DSP CEO”.

“We strongly believe that this partnership we will enable our customer to achieve new unexpected success” – confirms Nico Berx, GPT CEO.

Looking to find out how your organisation will benefit from our expertise and experience? Contact us and we’ll be happy to explore possibilities!


DSP partners with OCTOPI by NAVIS

NAVIS, part of Cargotec, has signed a partnership agreement with DSP to facilitate increased awareness of Octopi by NAVIS in the European market. Octopi is a modern and lightweight cloud-based TOS developed specifically for container and mixed cargo terminals with annual throughput of under 300,000 TEU.

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12-13 November


DSP is sponsoring the Asia pacific NAVIS USER GROUP.

11 August 2019

NAVIS N4 is live in Venice!

TIV and DSP successfully managed the N4 implementation process. “The implementation of Navis N4 at our terminal has been a very good collaboration between the DSP team and the TIV team” says Roberto Semenzato, General Manager at TIV.

11 June 2019

APMT Vado Ligure
N4 Go-Live for the Refeer Terminal

DSP is happy to announce that APM Terminals Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal moved from old legacy system to the new TOS N4 (Navis). The N4 implementation is a good start for the integration with APMT world. In fact, not only TOS, but also other application and infrastructure systems have been at the same time implemented in compliance to Maersk standards. N4 Go-live in Reefer Terminal is the pilot TOS implementation for Vado Gateway Terminal, a new APMT semi-automated multipurpose platform.
Both APM Vado Ligure Terminal indeed will use the TOS as a single facility. This big change involved all Reefer Terminal departments. The ability and enthusiasm of the whole team made possible to manage smoothly the transaction. DSP team has been involved in Vado Navis project since 2017 supporting on requirements, testing, training and report development.
Now all efforts will be dedicated to the start up of the greenfield logistics platform handled by ASC Automatic sTacking Cranes coped with shuttle carriers horizontal transportation. More news to come…

Read more on APMT website