South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has gone live with Tideworks’ graphical planning solution, Spinnaker, at the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch and North Charleston terminals.
It will allow all stevedores in the port complex to have access to the system’s platform in order to increase process visibility throughout the terminal.
The TOS aims to help the Port of Charleston to reduce turn times through graphical planning, improved inventory accuracy and enhanced productivity.
Stephen Rauch, director of information technology at SCPA, said: “We are pleased to have successfully completed phase one implementation of the Tideworks’ Terminal Operating System (TOS) solution that will help enhance planning and operations at our marine terminals.
“The port is experiencing strong growth, and the addition of Tideworks’ solutions will support our ability to efficiently handle increased cargo volumes over the long term.”
The second phase of the project is expected to begin later this year and will include implementation of the TOS Mainsail, Traffic Control, Terminal View 3D data visualisation system, and Tideworks Insight.
Advent Intermodal Solutions’ eModal port community platform will also be implemented in the second phase.
Tideworks and the SPCA have worked together before as the technology company provided its Intermodal Pro TOS to SPCA’s greenfield intermodal rail terminal Inland Port Dillon in April 2018.
The system included GateVision gate operating system, Traffic Control equipment dispatch system and Tideworks’ Insight – Port Dillon was the first intermodal facility to deploy Insight.
Thomas Rucker, president of Tideworks, said: “Our partnership with SCPA has afforded Tideworks a myriad of opportunities to demonstrate the capabilities of our next generation TOS solutions.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with SCPA and supporting its growth with innovative and effective solutions that add value to the supply chain and the communities that SCPA serves.”
To ensure successful deployments, Tideworks has provided all the associated implementation services which includes project management, software configuration and installation, integration services, user training and go-live assistance.
The company will also provide ongoing maintenance and support services, including 24/7 technical support and regular software upgrades.