Crowley chooses Tideworks terminal operating system

(SEATTLE) — Tideworks Technology Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, has been selected by Crowley Maritime Corp. to implement its terminal operating system (TOS) solutions at its container terminal network. Crowley will utilize Tideworks’ suite of solutions under a fully-hosted model. The first Crowley facility to deploy Tideworks’ TOS will be its Port Everglades, Fla., terminal, scheduled for go live in early 2016.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by Crowley as its technology partner for this project,” said Michael Schwank, president of Tideworks Technology. “We are confident that our turnkey solutions will help Crowley’s terminals to improve productivity and enhance customer service levels as they continue to experience increased traffic volumes. We look forward to growing our relationship with Crowley and assisting them in achieving their goals.”

The project includes implementation of Tideworks’ Mainsail Vanguard core TOS, Spinnaker Planning Management System, Traffic Control, GateVision gate operating system, and Forecast Web portal. In addition, Tideworks will provide its managed EDI service, known as EDI Porter, so Crowley can seamlessly exchange information with its trading partners and other enterprise systems. The project encompasses a multi-site software hosting agreement for up to six facilities within Crowley’s terminal network. The TOS infrastructure will be hosted and supported at Tideworks’ hardened data center.

“In order for Crowley to continue providing extraordinary service we must invest in our technology systems, with a focus on improving efficiency while maintaining safety,” said Carl Fox, Crowley’s senior vice president of corporate services. “Introducing an integrated terminal operating system under a full-service model will enable us to better serve our current customers and position us well for future growth. We’re looking forward to working with Tideworks on this project.”

As part of its complete solution for Crowley, Tideworks will furnish all associated implementation services, including project management, software configuration and installation, integration services, user training, and go-live assistance. Post go-live, Tideworks will provide its ongoing platinum maintenance and support services, which include 24/7 technical support and regular software upgrades.

By Professional Mariner Staff