Crowley Maritime Corp has selected Navis’ Xvela for stowage planning and to help its users throughout Central America, the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States to work more efficiently.
In addition to operating a sizable fleet of vessels, Crowley also operates several terminals and so it chose Xvela to support strong inter- and intra-organisational collaboration following a successful trial in its Southern Zone region.
Andrew Black, a Crowley business solutions architect, said: “By implementing Xvela we hope to demonstrate the success of sharing operational data between users and want to be part of change in the industry to produce visibility through all trade lanes at all terminal sizes.
“We believe Xvela could help us eventually collaborate with both small and larger terminals on a single platform to better serve our voyages.”
Crowley currently uses Navis’ MACS3 loading computer and will integrate Xvela into the platform for vessel planning and lashing and, as safety is a top priority for the company, it will also be using Xvela for hazard checks throughout voyages.
Sumitha Sampath, vice president of operations, Xvela, said: “Sharing data in real-time helps users better plan and communicate with stakeholders for optimal operations and voyages.
“By partnering with Crowley, we will be able to provide both its vessels and terminals the visibility and collaborative capability necessary to provide customers with superior service and differentiate Crowley in the market.”