SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tideworks Technology® Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that it has been selected by New Orleans Terminal, LLC, operated by Ceres Terminals, Inc., to implement its full suite of terminal operating system (TOS) solutions. New Orleans Terminal will leverage Tideworks’ solutions under a fully hosted model, making it the second terminal in the Ceres network to implement Tideworks’ solutions.
“We are thrilled to be selected as New Orleans Terminal’s technology partner for this project and look forward to further building our relationship with Ceres,” said Michael Schwank, president of Tideworks Technology. “We’re confident that our comprehensive offerings will meet New Orleans Terminal’s unique needs and help their facility operate more efficiently.”
The project includes deployment of Tideworks’ core terminal operating system, Mainsail Vanguard®, Spinnaker Planning Management System®, Traffic Control™, and the Forecast® web portal. Additionally, Tideworks will provide its managed EDI service, known as EDI PorterSM, so New Orleans Terminal can easily exchange information with its trading partners and other enterprise systems. It will also integrate with a previously implemented, third-party gate automation supplier. The TOS infrastructure will be hosted and supported at Tideworks’ hardened data center.
“New Orleans Terminal was the first container facility in the Port of New Orleans to use computerized portals at the gate complex, and we want to maintain our reputation as a modern facility by continuing to evolve our systems,” said James Parker, vice president of Ceres Gulf New Orleans. “We believe Tideworks’ full-service model will help us achieve both our operational and financial goals, and we’re very excited to work with them.”
As part of its comprehensive solution, Tideworks will also deliver all associated implementation services to ensure the transition goes smoothly. These consist of project management, software configuration and installation, integration services so data can seamlessly flow between the TOS and other business critical systems, user training, and go-live assistance. Post-implementation, Tideworks will provide its platinum maintenance and support services including regular software updates and ongoing 24/7 technical support. Tideworks will also provide software customization to fit the terminal’s unique operating practices, particularly around the terminal’s gate operations.
About New Orleans Terminal
The Port of New Orleans is the center for international trade and the only deep-water port in the United States served by six, class one railroads. Ceres operates New Orleans Terminal LLC (NOT) in a joint venture with Mediterranean Shipping Company at the Napoleon Avenue Terminal. This is New Orleans’ modern terminal container facility that was the first to utilize computerized portals at the gate complex. NOT handles 165,000 containers per annum and also operates the on-dock rail terminal.
About Tideworks Technology
Tideworks is a full-service provider of cost-effective, reliable software solutions for growing terminal operations and shipping lines worldwide. The company helps more than 65,000 users at 100 facilities run their operations more efficiently and profitably. From optimized equipment utilization to faster turn times, Tideworks works at every step of terminal operations to maximize productivity and customer service. For more information about Tideworks Technology, visit www.tideworks.com.
Tideworks Technology, Mainsail Vanguard, Spinnaker Planning Management System, Traffic Control, EDI Porter, and Forecast web are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Tideworks Technology in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.