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Optimisation in the Digital Age

by Marco Fehmer, DSP CEO

In the era of Digitalisation and Automation there is still a key role played by humans, they take decisions, influence strategies, and motivate the people

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July/August 2020
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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

DSP enters the Energy Efficiency market with GREEN+ and POWERGY+ by DBA

DSP and DBA PRO. a company of the DBA Group have begun a collaboration on the international market to support companies in the increasing challenges of energy efficiency and environmental safeguarding. The two solutions are for environmental and energy monitoring of port terminals and logistic hubs.

The management of energy consumption and related monitoring are valuable tools for defining the “carbon footprint” in real time and therefore aiming to achieve the objectives set by the Paris Agreement. In particular in terms of energy efficiency, whose target set by the European Union is at least 32.5% to be achieved by 2030.

The two platforms GREEN+ and POWERGY+ monitor, measure, alert and correlate the energy and environmental information, allowing efficient use of electricity for industrial plants and buildings in general.

The system allows to identify waste and reduce energy consumption, by carrying out energy and environmental monitoring of the entire infrastructure.

For more info read the full press release

DSP and ITL together to create a technology accelerator for ports and logistics, please welcome DSP LAB

DSP Data and System Planning (DSP) and Ideal Tech Labs (ITL), create a strategic partnership and found together a new company under the brand of DSP LAB Pvt Ltd.

Based in India, the newco will work for the container and general cargo terminal industry under the brand of DSP to accelerate digitalisation of operational process through the latest technologies and development platforms.

DSP can now count on 36 experts that include project managers, business analysts, TOS consultants, QA engineers, software and groovy developers. DSP is the biggest NAVIS certified partner in the world.

The products portfolio of DSP and ITL will offer to the market a wider variety of products DATAVIEW, DATAREBOX, N4PIC, TESTN4, TCS and more.

Giambattista Ravano, Chairman of DSP: “We are very glad and proud about the creation of DSP LAB that represents a great step ahead for DSP. Through DSP LAB we will strength our capability to invest in new, high value-added products and services for our target market.

Marco Fehmer, DSP CEO and Chairman of DSP LAB “We found in ITL the right partner to grow our business and with whom to share the same values of reliability, trust, flexibility, quality and efficiency to which our customers are used to.”

Mahesh Subramanian, Founder of ITL and Managing Director of DSP LAB, “We have been working with DSP for several years. Together we can develop a relationship not only commercial, but combine our skills and capabilities. It’s a great opportunity for both of us.”

Read the full press release here

DSP launches its new application DATAREBOX for Container Maintenance and Repair

DATAREBOX is a hosted solution to manage inventory, estimates, repair and billing of standard and reefer containers. A safe and secure connection to the terminal TOS ensures real time updates and reduce paper and email exchange between repair unit and planning department.

Marco Fehmer, DSP CEO “We are living a moment of changes, where the digitalization becomes more and more crucial for our clients. DSP and its software engineering team are proud to play the role of technology accelerator and are very pleased to offer to the market new solution like DATAREBOX that we are sure will meet the favor of terminals and logistics operators”.

DATAREBOX receives an automatic notification of the container to be repaired from the TOS. Afterwards takes place the inspection of the physical unit using mobile device (OCR and picture) to register damage codes and locations for multiple components. The system finalises the estimate of repair with material and hours cost and requests the authorisation via EDI or API and communicate the status of the estimate to the TOS. The tool also includes also reefer spare part management.

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EUROGATE Bremerhaven Terminal completed migration to Navis N4

Eurogate CTB has successfully migrated from their previous Terminal Operating System to Navis N4.

Beginning in June 2018, the project team worked jointly with DSP to migrate the old mainframes systems to N4 piece-by-piece, focusing on the core system first, followed by the surrounding applications and systems, as well as thorough testing throughout each phase to ensure the system would perform optimally during the go-live. This approach lead in a smooth transition to N4.

DSP worked proactively with a large team helping on various areas such as the implementation and customization of ECN4 (Philippos Aivazis), the configuration and testing of posting rules for EDI (
Praveen Gupta and Judith Morton), general N4 and XPS configuration with process definition (Jan Slawinski and Bruce Rudge). Moreover DSP contributed to the success of the project bringing in its proven approach, methodology and experience with the oversight and suggestions of Daniele Labate.

“The success of the project takes on more value considering that Go Live support was organized remotely due to the restrictions and anti-covid measures of this difficult period”, says Marco Fehmer, DSP CEO.

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.