The Port of Belize Ltd. has signed an agreement with Octopi, part of Navis and Cargotec Corporation, in an effort to modernise its operations and bring the terminal up to international standards of operational excellence.
Located in the country’s commercial gateway, Belize City, the port currently operates around 45,000 teu annually.
It is primarily focused on container and CFS operations but also handles a significant volume of liquid and dry bulk cargo.
The Port of Belize needed a terminal operating system (TOS) that not only functioned as a hub for all of its operational and transactional activities but also to capture and collate its operational data.
Cloud-based Octopi was chosen for its powerful, yet intuitive TOS that combines functionality, visibility and ease of use and is expected to make both immediate and a lasting impact on the port’s operations.
Arturo Vasquez, CEO at Port of Belize, said: “The Port of Belize has been growing and evolving rapidly over the last several years and we have been working to identify the best tools for continuing the terminal’s development.
“Octopi’s centralised platform will help integrate our operations and provide a single source of truth for the entire terminal, helping us make smarter business decisions faster than ever before.”
Martin Bardi, VP global sales, Octopi, added: “Empowering terminals like the Port of Belize to reach their full business potential is central to our mission, and we look forward to helping them do just that.”