Our History

Angelo Ravano Standing next to a building
— The beginning

DSP was founded in 1986 by Dr. Angelo Ravano

with the aim to support the top management of Contship Line in decision making, IT strategies and innovation.

Between 1986 and 1990 DSP developed a Shipping Information Systems as a real new world innovation, connecting in real time - thanks to virtual private network - all the branch offices in the world with the central office based in Ipswich (UK).

DSP became independent from the Contship Group in the 1990’s and is now owned by Angelo’s two sons: Enrico and Giambattista Ravano

— The present

Strong with 30-years of experience

the DSP team is now composed of over 30 people who bring competences from all over the world. We work with discretion and enthusiasm knowing that every idea in our organisation counts.

We bring the digital revolution to our target markets enabling our customers to take advantage of the latest innovations, valuable for their business and maximise the return on investment.

— The future

The future of DSP is based on experience and spirit of innovation

We want to drive the new technological challenges and the digital transformation of our business areas.

We want to be the worldwide leader in vertical competences, senior professional services and cutting-edge technologies applied to container terminals, ports and logistics markets.

Through our management and technical competencies, we are open to enter new markets where such challenges and transformation will happen.

Milestones

Contship One aereal photo

1986

1986
Contship Line Information system

DSP was founded by Dr. Angelo Ravano, as project leader of the development of Contship Line Information system

Navis part of cargotec corporation logo

2007

2007
DSP becomes the first worldwide certified partner of NAVIS.

Navis N4 logo

2010

2010
DSP is a complete system integrator for marine terminals

Certified as SPARCS N4 consultant and became NAVIS implementation partner

Maasvlakte ii Aerial photo

2014

2014
APMT Maasvlakte II and RWG Rotterdam

Since 2014 onwards DSP has been working for APMT Maasvlakte II and RWG Rotterdam World Gateway, the terminals that set a new global standard in automated and environmentally sustainable terminal operations.

2016 DSP Milestone: Dataview, Kalmar, Vector

2016

2016
Launch of DataView - a new Business Intelligence software

Partnership with Vector Port Transport Solutions

Partnership with Kalmar on SmartPort implementation projects worldwide

NAVIS N4 extension certification

KALMAR Straddle carrier

2018

2018
APMT Vado, TIV Venezia, CTB Bremerhaven

Eurogate Auto Stradle Pilot Project, Scheduler Specs definition

La Spezia terminal 2998

1998

1998
DSP becomes independent

DSP becomes independent from the Contship Group and focused on implementation of most advanced and innovative terminal operational systems

Eurogate Tangier aereal photo

2008

2008
Eurogate greenfield terminal in Tangier

Project leader of IT systems deployment at the new Eurogate greenfield terminal in Tangier, Morocco.

Databill logo

2013

2013
DataBill launch

Launch of DSP’s software product DataBill, invoicing system and contract lifecycle management system at TMT Trieste

DSP team picture

2015

2015
Part of the EMEA NAVIS supporting team

APMT TM2

2017

2017
QA and LTE Services at APMT TM2 , RWG

2019 Dsp Milestones: Datarebox & School of TOS

2019

2019
Launch of DataRebox Container Maintenance & Repair

Partnership with Octopi