XVELA, part of Cargotec’s Kalmar, has signed a contract with Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE), the joint venture of the 3 Japanese shipping lines – K Line, NYK and MOL established in July 2017, to provide its collaborative stowage solution, informs Cargotec. The company highlights it as a significant step in realising the Cargotec and Kalmar strategy to grow in software business.
Since December 2014 XVELA operates as an independent entity inside Navis, the leading provider of software and services for terminal operators and ocean carriers.
XVELA provides the first cloud-based collaboration platform for terminal operators and ocean carriers to streamline the stowage operations, enabling better communication, coordination and synchronization.
“We endeavour to achieve new levels of efficiency and deliver a new standard of service to our customers,” Cargotec quotes an executive from Ocean Network Express. “We believe that XVELA’s innovative collaborative solution will enable us to work more effectively with our operational partners around the world in order to attain these goals.”
“ONE is determined to unify and enhance the customer experience through the adoption of new technologies. We are pleased that ONE sees the value of enhanced visibility and collaboration that next-generation cloud solutions can offer, and has accordingly chosen to consolidate their stowage planning activities with XVELA,” said Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA.
The choice of XVELA can be attributed to the fact that, according to sources, MOL and NYK already use PowerStow, an earlier Navis’ solution for container stowage planning and management, which is now part of XVELA, whereas K Line utilizes another vessel stowage system.
With the ONE service scheduled to begin April 1, 2018, ONE stowage planners will migrate to the full XVELA cloud-based solution, enabling collaboration and improving communication, transparency and operational efficiency both within the organization and with terminals and other operational partners across the ONE network on a single, shared industry collaboration platform.