DCT Gdansk announced in September that Maersk will switch its Polish operations from a competitor in Gdynia to where a team from DCT Gdansk and Jade is now engaged in an intense period of development and testing to integrate the terminal’s EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) systems with Maersk’s business processes.
According to the company, Jade Master Terminal’s EDI engine facilitates the efficient and timely interchange of live operational data between all related parties. This enables DCT Gdansk to offer more competitive turn-around times and enhanced customer service to shipping lines by exceeding EDI standards available in other Polish ports, and providing customised solutions for freight forwarders.
Jade has already proven its ability to quickly meet the needs of DCT Gdansk’s customers. In December 2007, with less than three weeks notice, DCT Gdansk and Jade developed a system to facilitate the processing of the terminal’s first car carrier when major shipping line WWL transferred 1700 Mitsubishi vehicles through its roll-on roll-off facilities. Jade Master Terminal is now installed on more than 800 desktops within DCT Gdansk customers, allowing users to directly access all of their trading details online, in real time on any day or night of the year.
Since it began commercial operations, DCT Gdansk now has a throughput exceeding 12,000 teu and Maersk’s presence is expected to more than double volumes to around 25,000 teu a month.