Transform into Smart Port for the Post-pandemic World

The ‘new normal’ of terminal operations favors Terminal Operating Systems (TOS) that capitalize on web-based technology, especially in looking at a post-Covid-19 world.

An Internet-enabled TOS like OPUS Terminal M facilitates terminals to shift away from the traditional, on-site hosted environment to cloud-based, SaaS offering. In so doing, terminals can spread out their IT expenditure and concentrate the investments towards the infrastructural assets needed for terminal operations. Furthermore, by unlocking the on-site constraint, terminals can now optimize on managing multiple sites via a single remote control center, lessening the reliance on rostering physical personnel presence to yield greater operational productivity & efficiency. The pandemic has been a timely awakening to terminals, and a new paradigm mindset is needed towards how a TOS and a terminal can be operated.

OPUS Terminal M is a true multipurpose TOS that can handle all types of cargo operations – from containers to general cargo, bulk (solid and liquid) to RORO. The TOS can support multiple terminals in one license, where each terminal can operate independently. OPUS Terminal M can also be configured for seaports, river ports and inland terminals as well.

With 3D visualization, OPUS Terminal M allows terminals to view their yard situation from various angles and run filters to group containers and cargo according to pre-set criteria.

The OPUS Terminal M comes with an Advanced Vessel Planning (AVP) feature for container vessels – for optimising load/discharge plans, automating stowage planning, and maximising quay cranes deployment and cargo handling productivity. Vessel planners have the option to prepare several stowage plans for a single vessel after which a built-in evaluator can be used to identify which plan pattern can result in the most efficient operations.

Other features of the integrated terminal operating solution include truck pooling to optimise truck assignments by considering the distance, waiting time, RTG workload and job priorities, a built-in gate appointment system, and an EDI translator with Excel upload capability.

OPUS Terminal M is able to support all non-containerized cargo types, including associated vessel definitions and cargo storage options. Work sequences for bulk vessels can be defined in detail, including the setup of gangs with required equipment and human resources. Timesheets can be made available on tablets, resulting in real-time updates to vessel operations.

Cargo storage can be easily set up, including open yards, warehouses, tanks and silos. OPUS Terminal M can interface with the SCADA systems of bulk handling systems to get real-time information on cargo flow and tank utilization.

OPUS Terminal M’s rail functionality is evolving to allow for the planning of discharge and loading of cargo to and from rail cars.

Another CyberLogitec’s product, Eagle Eye, is a data visualisation and IoT platform that can work with any TOS.

Eagle Eye provides real-time assets monitoring, tracking and control, with its full-fledged Internet of Things (IoT) platform that supports varied RTLS (real-time location system) protocols such as DGPS, UWB and RFID.

Users can benefit from automated operations, optimised job-stepping and process handover, as well as auto-capture and analysis of real-time location and movement of terminal equipment and assets to enable real-time analysis of operational bottlenecks and resources availability.

The Eagle Eye is also fully compatible by integration with autonomous vehicles and equipment, with full 2D and 3D visualisation (digital twin) to provide virtual terminal visibility without the line-of-sight limitations of CCTVs.

The safety and risk management via personnel and equipment metrics are in place to detect risks of collisions, straying out of zone, equipment breakdowns, and so forth.

Products you may be interested in: OPUS TerminalEagle Eye

(This article was first published on Seatrade Maritime News)

Entering a New Season: The Real Value of Digitalization

Covid-19’s wide-scale human quarantine and borders closure across countries has a devastating effect on the global economy and severely disrupted all international trade.  In a mere quarter between OCED’s Interim Economic Outlook report for Mar and Jun 2020, their forecast of global growth was first halved to 1.5% and subsequently to -13%.  In China alone, for the two months of Jan-Feb’2020, China’s Ministry of Transport reported a drop of 10.6% in container handling volume for entire China.  A similar scene unfolded at Long Beach, California, with Jun 2020 registering a 10% slowdown in handled volume, and its imports coming in 14% lower. Terminal operators and shipping companies are scrambling to cope with excess idle equipment and assets, while maximizing ‘healthy’ personnel deployment to operate the limited resources to ensure that global trade continues and essential food supplies, consumables, and medical supplies can reach the masses.

Before the pandemic, the maritime sector was still reeling from the shift in the geopolitical and geo-economic status quo arising from the fallout from the Sino-US trade disputes.  Manufacturing hubs relocate to alternative venues like Vietnam, and China factories search for alternative demand markets.  The traditional norms of demand and supply markets were redefined.  Coupled with the surge in eCommerce and the more advanced pace of digitalization in the logistics and B-to-C space has raised the expectations of consumers on shipment efficiency and visibility.  Terminal operators and shipping carriers recognize more than ever the need not just for their internal digital transformation but as well for the broader digitalization of the entire supply chain.  As cliché as it may sound, we are only as strong as our weakest link.

When Push Becomes a Shove to the Shipping and Terminal Sectors

With approximately 90% of world trade still handled by the maritime industry, terminal operators and shipping carriers will continue to have a critical impact on the integrated supply chain of today’s economy, which is in vital need of a digital ecosystem that facilitates seamless online transactions.  In this regard, the culmination of recent events has intensified the surge in the application of technology on business collaboration, necessitating terminals to optimize allocation and utilization of facilities and assets. At the same time, carriers maximize their shipping routes and vessel deployment to best-use their capacity in tandem.

The increasing recognition of the need for connectivity within the supply chain is quickly redefining the status quo as these stakeholders attempt to build up their proprietary end-to-end connectivity to meet the expectations of consumers and cargo owners.  As witnessed from the spate of mergers and acquisitions across the supply chain, for example, DP Worlds’ wave of purchasing feeder operators (Unifeeder & Feedertech) and CMA-CGM’s acquisition of CEVA Logistics, etc., highlights the growing awareness of the need for a seamless supply chain integration. So what better way than to have it all under one roof?

Besides M&A, there is also a proliferation of commercially-influenced platforms such as TradeLens, Calista, NYSHEX, etc. which extended the connectivity trend towards collaboration as supply chain stakeholders start to define and shape their interpretation of the “essential ecosystem” for the industry.  A pitfall with these platforms is that they do not represent the entire community and has limited business scope, resulting in functional and procedural overlaps that fuels confusion and frustration to the stakeholders who grapple with needing to subscribe to several, if not all of these platforms.

These challenging times created the critical impetus for businesses to review their digital transformation blueprint, to reassess their adoption of technology and realign it with ensuring business resilience.  It is a case of either ride the digital wave or be drowned out by it.

Is Technology the Silver Bullet?

Besides connectivity and collaboration, shipping and terminal players have also been accelerating their adoption of automation, from the deployment of autonomous vehicles to replace manual operations to robotic process automation (RPA) or chatbots to remove & reduce manual interactions with application systems.

Qingdao launched China’s first fully automated terminal operations in 2017 with a projection to handle up to 17mil TEU/year has since then registered 55% of operations efficiency and costs reduction of 48%.  Singapore PSA’s upcoming Tuas Mega Port expected to handle up to 65mil TEU/year when fully operational by 2040, built with heavy reliance on autonomous equipment, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI).  With automation, operations become more resilient to disruptions arising from human-operations, circumventing labor issues, and health pandemic.

With the surge in connectivity and automation, the urgency to have industrial or global standards is paramount to ensure that the digital landscape and ecosystem are still integral and congruent. Standards and protocols enable ease of data exchange within the supply chain and align the interpretation of the data while enforcing a strict regime on security.

The recent much-publicized cases of cyber-attacks that crippled the business capacity of Maersk and MSC highlight the need for greater resilience and robust cybersecurity as we rely more on technology and digitalization.

To avoid digitalization overlaps and misalignments, national-level support and industry-led initiatives will have to converge and form the foundation of a borderless ecosystem that incorporates industrial-wide standardization of messaging, processes, authentication, etc.

Dawn of a New Workforce

If there is a benefit gained from this pandemic, it is the adoption of telecommuting and remote workforce.  Businesses and enterprises which had initially doubted the suitability or practicality of it had either went belly-up during this period or survived by reinventing their business models and operational processes.  The proliferation of mobile applications and vehicle-mounted terminals has displaced the need for in-person contact for task assignments and instructions.

With the advent of 5G, the boundaries and limits of telecommuting and remote workforce will be further redefined or even broken down.  Organizations will have to reassess how businesses will be run henceforth.  Terminals may no longer require a physical, on-site operations command center to manage each terminal. Instead of remote management via decentralized off-site command centers could oversee several terminals concurrently, which ensures greater operational resilience.  Shipping carriers that traditionally require documentation offices to transact with shippers, consignees for physical BLs issuance, DO collection, payments, etc., can now transmit & transact electronically with digital security features such as encryption, digital signatures, blockchain, etc.  Integrated & automated supply chain from fully-automated warehousing to drone delivery or autonomous trucks/rail/barge conveyance of cargo will encounter a reality shift to the logistics industry.

A new chapter is beginning, and terminals and shipping carriers need to capitalize on these disruptive opportunities by incorporating digital transformation into their business strategies to gain a competitive edge.  A well-formulated digitalization roadmap must be infused with sound business policies and standards and aligned with their business goals and vision.

Thought Leadership Article by Wai Mung L.

Santos Brasil selects CyberLogitec’s OPUS Terminal to align its operations across two major terminals

Tecon Santos and Tecon Vila Do Conde set to modernize terminal operations by replacing their current TOS with OPUS Terminal

Singapore, 27 April 2021 – CyberLogitec, a leading provider of terminal operation solutions, announced a new agreement with Santos Brasil, Brazil’s leading Terminal Operator, to implement OPUS Terminal in its two largest sites at Santos and Barcarena. Selected for its flexibility and integrated terminal planning features, OPUS Terminal will help modernize and standardize container operations, accounting for approximately 16% of Brazilian containerized trade. 

With multiple sites operating across the country, Santos Brasil was faced with the challenge of aligning processes across these sites to cater to their 3,000 plus workforce. OPUS Terminal was selected due to its wide range of yard, quayside, and gate processes integrated within the core TOS solution. The fully integrated TOS, coupled with vital external integrations, gives the terminal operator the ability to provide a consistent experience to operators, transportation partners, government agencies, and cargo owners regardless of location. 

“CyberLogitec’s OPUS Terminal provides us the opportunity to align business processes across our two key hubs that have until now been serviced through two separate systems”, says Ricardo Abbruzzini Filho, IT and Innovation Director at Santos Brasil. “A key benefit that CyberLogitec’s solution brings is its integrated approach to quayside and yard operations in a single system without the requirement for numerous add-ons.” 

OPUS Terminal’s advanced features varying from yard planning and housekeeping to berth and quay crane operations can cater to the terminals’ growth in the years to come. With CyberLogitec’s proven experience in assisting space-constrained sites in maximizing productivity and efficiency through the advanced features of OPUS Terminal, Santos Brasil identified an opportunity to reduce the requirements to acquire new land to meet growth targets. 

“Our agreement with Santos Brasil is another important step in our growth within Latin America”, said Young Kyu Song, CEO of CyberLogitec. “Despite being based in Asia, the flexibility, integrated functions, and our robust remote implementation strategy mean fast-growing terminals in the region can benefit from our solution to help them better serve their customers and partners.” 

For more information, visit www.cyberlogitec.com  

Media contact: Benjamin Hadfield, Head of Global Marketing and Sales Planning, CyberLogitec 

Email:  benjamin.hadfield@cyberlogitec.com 

About CyberLogitec 

CyberLogitec empowers the global supply chain with innovative technologies that address operational challenges, improve visibility, and meet industry demands. As a worldwide leader in the maritime, port, and logistics industry, our flexible, end-to-end solutions and consulting services help the industry adapt quickly to the market’s evolving needs. 

About Santos Brasil 

Recognized as a reference in the port operation of containers in Brazil,  Santos Brasil is a publicly traded company, listed on B3’s Novo Mercado, which offers its customers complete port logistics solutions. The Company operates six marine terminals strategically located across Brazil, with three container terminals – Tecon Santos (Port of Santos – SP), Tecon Vila do Conde (Port of Barcarena – PA) and Tecon Imbituba (Port of Imbituba – SC) -, a general cargo terminal, TCG Imbituba (Imbituba – SC), an exclusive vehicle handling terminal, TEV (Porto de Santos – SP) and a general cargo terminal in Saboo, also in Santos (SP). 

CyberLogitec recognized as the top 50 Companies to watch in 2021 by The CEO Views

[This article was originally published at theceoviews.com]

Tevin Hyung-Chol Choi, MD – CyberLogitec Global Pte Ltd

CyberLogitec was established in 2000, but the company’s experience in the industry dates back to the 1970s where its solutions were initially developed to solve the needs of a large South Korean shipping group, which it was once a part  of. In 2000, the company’s strong solutions and development capability led to a decision to spin-off CyberLogitec and promote its solutions commercially to players in the international maritime, ports, and logistics space. The organization  delivered its first TOS (Terminal Operating System) in that year and has been steadily growing in its solution suite to  cover the needs of maritime, port, and logistics companies throughout the globe ever since. CyberLogitec now counts  more than 150 companies as its customers worldwide. In 2017, noting the global footprint the company had amassed and to service  the significant new partnership they had entered into with the shipping giant ONE, the group established CyberLogitec Global as its  Global Commercial Headquarters in Singapore. The location chosen for its reputation as a gateway to global markets and one of  the most important maritime hubs in the world. 

CyberLogitec has been recognized as one of the 50  Innovative Companies of the year 2021 and some may  say this was a long time coming. For more than two  decades, CyberLogitec has worked with shipping lines,  terminals, and logistics providers to optimize their  business operations and processes through flexible,  end-to-end solutions and business consulting services.  “Unlike many other providers to the industry, CyberLogitec not only brings the technical know-how but  backs it up with rich experience working within the industry  ensuring we understand our customer’s needs from the  perspective of their business,” said Tevin Hyung-Chol Choi, MD of CyberLogitec Global. Over the years,  CyberLogitec has continually worked to understand the  evolving needs of their customers and refine their product  offerings to meet those needs. This has required employing advanced technologies to stay ahead of the  curve. Nowadays, the latest technologies such as  machine learning and IoT integration are incorporated into  CyberLogitec’s proprietary heuristic engine that powers  many of the features in its OPUS range of products. 

CyberLogitec has proven to be a pioneer in the industry,  helping their customers overcome challenges and hurdles they face running large, complex businesses. Terminal  and Maritime operations are extremely data-driven.  Hence the company aims to tackle efficiency through  integrated solutions designed to unlock the value of the  data the business creates to minimize manual labor or  work duplications and algorithmically plan more effective  operations. On top of the features expected within a  conventional TOS, its solutions can help customers run  unstructured document analysis, ensure operations  throughout the terminal are running at optimal efficiency,and proactively track KPIs to determine and deal with  process leakages. These features are coupled with its  commitment to meet and exceed expectations through  reliable service delivery, by meeting deadlines and  adding value to their partners through comprehensive consultancy services. CyberLogitec solutions can also  automate both simple and complex tasks faced by  terminals such as Advanced Yard Planning (AYP) which  automates yard planning and identifies the most suitable locations for cargo, and Advanced Housekeeping (AHK)  which ensures the yard is kept orderly based on the most  efficient use of terminal assets and with minimal manual  interference. With its innovative platforms such as OPUS  Terminal, the organization is confident in helping  terminals reach their full business potential in digitizing  operations for its continued success. 

CyberLogitec and its team are focused on future  innovation. The company is constantly working to integrate emerging technologies such as blockchain and  artificial intelligence into its offerings. In terms of internal expansion, CyberLogitec already has a presence in all  the major global business hubs. Its location in Singapore  is a strategic one too, as the Republic has a high  concentration of shipping lines, feeders, bulkers, and logistics firms, which earned its recognition as a leading  maritime nation. 

CyberLogitec has recently launched two new divisions dedicated to the advancement of digital smart ports. Its  TOS is enhanced with AI technology using IoT inputs and predictive analysis of collected data.These technologies  provide greater visibility of patterns in day-to-day  operations, identify potential safety concerns or  downtime proactively, and ultimately lead to better  planning with the aid of detailed predictions which will  not only bring greater efficiency but also help terminals  align to digital standards and increase collaboration  between various parties within the industry. 

CYBERLOGITEC AIMS TO TACKLE EFFICIENCY THROUGH INTEGRATED ADVANCED SOLUTIONS DESIGNED TO UNLOCK  THE VALUE OF THAT DATA TO MINIMIZE MANUAL LABOR OR WORK DUPLICATIONS. 

Tevin Hyung-Chol Choi, MD – CyberLogitec Global Pte Ltd

CyberLogitec has proved successful in increasing  productivity levels in the industry and helping their clients  come out of any challenge stronger. One recent example  is the partnership with The Apical Group, an edible-oils  manufacturer in Indonesia, to implement OPUS Terminal  and its latest liquid bulk features at their terminal in Balikpapan. Through the project, the port operator has  been able to speed up decision making using real-time  operating data instead of traditional manual methods of  managing jetty operations and checking valves– a much more time-consuming and resource-intensive approach. CyberLogitec was selected as the best partner to help  them with supply chain traceability,as well as ensuring  that operations can be performed at peak efficiency.  Experience has shown that the OPUS Terminal TOS can be the catalyst to boost overall productivity and  efficiency for CyberLogitec’s customers while  contributing towards the customer’s drive for a more sustainable ecosystem.This year the organization has also implemented OPUS Terminal at Super Terminais in  Manaus Brazil. A great example of a remote  implementation with the project team based in Asia, it is  helping them boost productivity, improve the accuracy of  container inventory, and achieve higher overall  operational efficiency with the help of the advanced  container terminal features in OPUS Terminal. The  company also ensures the current customers are  continually cared for. Last year, it also helped a South Korean terminal operator to upgrade to its latest version of OPUS Terminal originally implemented in 2010. After  this TOS upgrade, the client has been operating stably,  improving the efficiency and convenience of operations  for operators. With these recent improvements in  conventional features of OPUS terminal combined with  Advanced Modules, the organization has implemented  and optimized processes through its Remote Go-Live  approach to ensure the safety of employees and associates during this pandemic which ensures the  clients’ timelines are met while operational disruptions  are kept to a minimum in spite of the ongoing travel  restrictions and social distancing guidelines. 

CyberLogitec’s proven in-depth industry knowledge,experience and innovation has led towards its position  as a leading provider of tech solutions covering the entire  transportation network. Today, its focus on TOS solutions  helps small ports bridge the efficiency gap to their larger  peers and prepares them for making the smart port  transition through advanced and future-proof features.  The industry is constantly changing and the past year  has been no different in that regard. CyberLogitec  continues to challenge itself to reinvent and be ready for  the new normal. As it begins to further introduce AI  technology and IoT integration into its product line-up,CyberLogitec is entrenching its leadership position by  widening its solutions suite,enabling it to explore new markets and opportunities. At CyberLogitec, their vision is  to be the industry’s partner choice for success and to help  steer customers towards a more automated and  optimized future. 

CyberLogitec Announces Young Kyu Song as CEO

1 April 2021, Seoul, South Korea – CyberLogitec today announced Mr. Young Kyu Song’s appointment as CEO of CyberLogitec. An industry veteran, Mr. Song brings many years of global leadership experience within the maritime, port, and logistics industry. The official announcement has been made at the Annual Shareholders AGM on 30 March 2021, and he assumes the role with immediate effect.

Founded in 2000 as an offshoot from Hanjin Shipping, CyberLogitec has steadily built its independent reputation and brand but still looks to its roots for inspiration. Mr. Song joined Hanjin Shipping in 1988 and has since held multiple senior management positions within the Hanjin Group in Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany during his 28-year tenor with the company prior to joining EUSU Holdings in 2015. Since 2016, Mr. Song has held the position of CEO at EUSU Holdings, CyberLogitec’s parent company, and EUSU Logistics, an International Logistics provider, and will continue to hold these positions into the future.  

On his new appointment, Mr. Song shares,’ I am deeply humbled by this appointment and am excited to working more closely with our great colleagues in CyberLogitec. As CEO of both CyberLogitec and EUSU Holdings, I look forward to developing synergies across the Group’s various business units to enhance our innovations and create a more agile environment for our Group to grow. As for many businesses, 2020 was an exceptional year for CyberLogitec, but as we enter 2021, I am confident that our company is transforming for the better and we will be better equipped in providing our customers with industry leading and future proof solutions.’

Mr. Song’s priority for CyberLogitec is to extract learnings and synergies from the wider Group and apply those to CyberLogitec. This will mean furthering the Group’s advanced technologies and embracing the company’s pursuit of new technologies such as AI, Blockchain, Machine Learning and digitalization. The culmination of Mr. Song’s strong leadership and business acumen, along with his track record of technical expertise, will enhance CyberLogitec’s momentum and reputation as the preferred partner in enabling digital transformation for the industry at large.

Super Terminais chooses CyberLogitec’s OPUS Terminal to revolutionize its operations

Super Terminais chooses CyberLogitec's OPUS Terminal to revolutionize its operations

Super Terminais will implement OPUS Terminal by 2021 to enhance visibility and productivity

Singapore, 29 January 2021 – CyberLogitec, the leading provider of terminal operation solutions, announced a new agreement for OPUS Terminal with Super Terminais. The company will implement OPUS Terminal to address an array of business needs with the intention to improve productivity, accuracy of container inventory, and overall efficiency.

Located in Manaus, Brazil, Super Terminais’s cargo volumes have grown over the years, necessitating an upgraded TOS that can meet their growing needs and support them into the future. Super Terminais selected CyberLogitec’s TOS to help the terminal effectively monitor, manage and enhance operations at the site in real-time while improving customer service.

“CyberLogitec’s OPUS Terminal will help us improve inventory accuracy and operational efficiency, on top of providing better visibility to all our stakeholders”, says Marcello Di Gregorio, Managing Director at Super Terminais. “Implementing the new TOS supports our commitment to meet and exceed expectations through reliable services, meeting deadlines, and adding value to our partners.”

“With our innovative TOS, we are confident in helping terminals reach their full business potential with state-of-the-art technologies.”, said Jason Jae-Seung Hyeon, CEO of CyberLogitec. “We look forward to being in partnership with Super Terminais in digitizing its operations with efficiency and are eager to assist in their continued success.”

For more information, visit www.cyberlogitec.com 

Media contact: Cherie Mah, Head of Global Marketing and Sales Planning
Email:  cherie.mah@cyberlogitec.com

About CyberLogitec

CyberLogitec empowers the global supply chain with innovative technologies that address operational challenges, improve visibility, and meet industry demands. As a global leader in the maritime, port and logistics industry, our flexible, end-to-end solutions and consulting services help the industry adapt quickly to the market’s evolving needs.

About Super Terminais

Super Terminais operates containerized cargo, project cargo and loose cargo with a team of trained professionals. They are committed to the quality of their services for their customers. Their advanced equipment and strict compliance with preventive and corrective maintenance schedules with original parts ensure safety and efficiency when handling loads.

Two Steps to Essential Visibility for Terminal Operators

In today’s world, visibility facilitates real-time awareness and acute foresight. In addition to empowering terminals with the ability to respond swiftly to any situations, whether to fix the problem or to seize an opportunity, visibility can also be used to predict outcomes and avert downtime or potential pain points, thus boosting daily operations.

In the terminal business, where yard activities and cargo management are complex and dynamic, full visibility is critical, whether in 2D or 3D. For instance, smart Terminal Operating System (TOS) gives a clear view of cargo properties while advanced zoom functions provide important data that may be easily overlooked by the human eyes.

Where terminals once operated by manual entries, it is no longer sustainable in today’s market. Visibility of yard operations is now an essential requirement to stay aligned with the rest of the industry, and there are two vital steps to reach operational transparencies.

The First Step

The first thing to consider is standardization — streamline operational processes, consolidate digital systems, centralized data sharing and automate core workflows.

Adopting standardization enables terminals to optimize real-time work. Standardization will allow insights into daily operational processes to monitor disruptions or exceptions, track cargo locations, optimize shipping schedules and eventually build customer service. Information that points to inefficiencies can be quickly picked up to avoid potential disruptions as they are flagged out to operations personnel. This will minimize unnecessary costs and schedule delays, and effectively manage carbon footprint.

The Next Step

As the global dependency on information sharing grows rapidly, therein lies the next step to develop best practices — engaging technology.

Businesses can easily standardize and integrate all processes to coordinate workflows, from bookings, inventory shipping and receiving to customs filing, accounting and performance reporting. Through a single-point platform, the solution supports process flexibility, improves movement visibility and reduces costs.

Digital transformation is not just about technology, artificial intelligence and automation. It will bring changes and new challenges not only to the structure but also the culture of the organization. Naturally, security and privacy concerns will also be of high priority as they affect the throughput and integrity of the business.

So how can companies safely and effectively harness the benefits of technology?

Engage industry experts and solution consultants. Get an operational health check and recommendations tailored for your unique business operations.

While change is inevitable, it should not be intimidating. With the right knowledge, suitable technology, and a positive mindset, these are tools that will help to ease the transition of change and propel business operations towards manifold returns on investment.

Find out more about CyberLogitec’s terminal operating system – OPUS Terminal today!

Apical Group Commits Promoting Sustainable Growth Through Investing in OPUS Terminal by CyberLogitec

Apical Balikpapan, Indonesia

Singapore, 12 Jan 2021 –

CyberLogitec, the leading provider of terminal operation solutions, together with Apical Balikpapan, part of Apical Group, announced today that they have signed a partnership agreement to implement OPUS Terminal at Apical Balikpapan’s new terminal in Indonesia.

Apical’s important key commitment in the palm oil industry, sustainability, has always strategically been at the core of their business. As such, APICAL sees supply chain traceability is a fundamental first step towards producing sustainable palm oil. To reinforce these objectives, as well as to more efficiently manage growth in customers’ orders across the world and optimize throughput of their liquid bulk shipments, the Apical Group is enhancing its operations by expanding its berth and storage facilities at their own dedicated terminal in 2020, and has chosen CyberLogitec’s OPUS Terminal to drive new infrastructure and business from 2021.

Challenges in Traceblility

As the palm oil industry is complex and involves numerous stakeholders, there is a pressing need to ensure that all processes are optimized and streamlined to achieve improved service levels while reducing unnecessary costs.

In implementing CyberLogitec’s OPUS Terminal Operating Systems (TOS), APICAL can ensure that operations at can be performed at peak efficiency. Moving away from a traditionally manual method of managing jetty operations, the new TOS unlocks data-backed intelligence that allows the port operator to make informed decisions based on real time operating data, boosting overall productivity and agility in improving the terminal’s response times.

Peter Setiabudi, PT Kutai Refinery Nusantara’s Director shared: “As the world’s leading palm oil exporting country, optimised, and data-centric container port operations around Indonesia can help boost overall competitivity of Indonesian palm oil. This also represents a point of importance, as the industry strives for greater sustainability. Cutting edge TOS will allow APICAL greater traceability of imports and exports and minimises any margins of error to ensure we have full visibility around products handled through the port. We hope that our move to modernise our port operations will inspire others in their own journeys in sustainability.”

“CyberLogitec is thrilled to team up with Apical Group as they enter this new phase of operational excellence and traceability,” said Jason Jae-Seung Hyeon, CEO of CyberLogitec. “We are confident our solution will be the catalyst to boost the productivity and efficiency at their port operations and contribute towards their drive for a sustainable ecosystem.”

For more information, visit www.cyberlogitec.com

Media contact:

Cherie Mah, Head of Marketing, CyberLogitec
Email: cherie.mah@cyberlogitec.com

About CyberLogitec

CyberLogitec empowers the global supply chain with innovative technologies that address operational challenges, improve visibility, and meet industry demands. As a global leader in port industry, our flexible, end-to-end solutions and consulting services help the industry adapt quickly to the market’s evolving needs.

About Apical

Apical Group Ltd is one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, owning and controlling an extensive spectrum of the palm oil business value chain from sourcing to distribution. It is also engaged in the refining, processing and trading of palm oil for both domestic use and international export. Its operations are located in Indonesia, China and Spain, and include five refineries, three biodiesel plants, an oleo-chemical plant and a kernel crushing plant. Apical’s business is built on a broad sourcing network in Indonesia with integrated refinery assets at strategic locations in Indonesia and China. These are strengthened by efficient logistic channels supported by Apical’s own infrastructure to deliver to a wide range of clients from international trade houses to local industrial buyers. With its unique business model, Apical has been able to control product quality and address sustainability and food safety issues, while running highly efficient operations at its world class refineries and integrated storage and bulking facilities.

For more information, please visit Apical’s website: https://www.apicalgroup.com

Pusan Newport Company Enhanced its Terminal Operations with CyberLogitec

Pusan Newport Company

SEOUL, South Korea, 24 November 2020 – Mr Jason Hyeon, CEO of CyberLogitec first introduced OPUS Terminal, a terminal operating system, to Pusan Newport Company (PNC) in 2010. To enable advanced features, PNC has decided to upgrade to a new version and has completed the implementation in January 2020. Through this TOS upgrade, PNC has been operating stably, improving the efficiency and convenience of operations for operators.

The new version of OPUS Terminal is equipped with ‘Advanced Module’, a feature developed by CyberLogitec based on years of experience and research in terminal operation system.

The ‘Advanced Module’ is a function that can improve operational efficiency when planning terminal yard operations and container loading/unloading. It reduces unnecessary work during terminal operation and enhances the performance of work planning required for operation.

After all, the new version of OPUS Terminal with the advanced module provides the optimal efficiency of the terminal, from suggestions to prioritizing work, weights and solutions, to exceptions through systemization of information necessary for operation and management. As it has a standardized system for linking with internal/external systems, it can provide a stable and security-enhanced interface environment with any system.

Mr Jason Hyeon said, “We will strengthen the product performance that combines the future-oriented “Internet of Things (IoT) and big data” to analyze the mass information generated at the terminal and help PNC maintain its position as a world-leading terminal. We also have plans to strengthen the relationship with PNC in raising awareness of the solution, as well as focus on impacting the domestic and overseas markets with the enhanced product.

For more information, visit www.cyberlogitec.com

Media contact:

Cherie Mah, Head of Marketing, CyberLogitec
Email: cherie.mah@cyberlogitec.com

About CyberLogitec

CyberLogitec was founded in 2000. It has since developed and supplied specialized solutions for shipping, ports and logistics industry for more than 18 years. As the proportion of overseas sales accounts for 95% of total sales, it is highly recognized overseas, and aims to increase its influence in the domestic market, starting with the successful construction of a new version of the PNC terminal operation system.

About Pusan Newport Company

PNC is a leading terminal in Asia which functions as the 21st century’s logistics hub of Northeast Asia with world-class berth productivity and equipment to handle mega-vessels.

China United Lines steers forward by enhancing services for both its customers and suppliers through ALLEGRO eServices by CyberLogitec

Accelerating growth by unlocking end-to-end services to customers with ALLEGRO eServices

SINGAPORE, Nov. 17, 2020 – China United Lines (CULines) today announced that they are continuing to invest in innovation and have extended their relationship with CyberLogitec by adding on eServices (eCommerce and Supplier Portal) to their ALLEGRO system. This will allow CULines to offer enhanced services to both its customers and suppliers.

Despite the uncertain market conditions due to the pandemic, CULines decides to stay ahead of the curve, providing its customers and suppliers with boosted features that enable enhanced visibility and services.

“With the addition of the new modules, we will be providing a full and improved service for our customers and vendors, achieving maximum synergy. For our valued customers, some of the features are sending through booking requests online and real-time cargo tracking information. Having the Supplier Portal means that we can have a real-time communication channel with our vendors, exchanging information like vessel schedules and container movement, which in turn, can further translate to more timely and accurate shipment visibility for our customers.” Says Mr. Kevin Ding, Executive Vice President of CULines. “We look forward to Supplier Portal’s new features on the way that would streamline the transportation job orders we issue to our vendors and enable a faster receipt of supplier invoices, as we hope these features can optimize our vendor integration through digitalization,” added Mr Ding.

“We are pleased that CULines has partnered with us again and added on the new eServices modules to the ALLEGRO solution. This is an affirmation for us that we are continuously developing innovative technologies to help our customers elevate their businesses,” says Jason Hyeon, CEO of CyberLogitec.

For more information, visit www.cyberlogitec.com

Media contact:

Cherie Mah, Head of Marketing, CyberLogitec
Email: cherie.mah@cyberlogitec.com

About CyberLogitec

CyberLogitec empowers the global supply chain with innovative technologies that address operational challenges, improve visibility, and meet industry demands. As a global leader in the maritime, port and logistics industry, our flexible, end-to-end solutions and consulting services help the industry adapt quickly to the market’s evolving needs.

About China United Lines

China United Lines Ltd. (CULines), is a rapidly growing shipping liner established on September 1st, 2005. CULines engages in international container liner services, cross Taiwan Strait liner services, domestic liner services, Yangtze River feeder services and chartering services.

Shipping Industry Combat Inefficiency with Digitalization

CyberLogitec, a provider of maritime and port logistics operations technologies, said that combatting inefficiency caused by a lack of data sharing and lack of timely access to operational statistics, as well as a need for remote working, are reasons enough for carriers to embark on digitalisation.

Already used by some of the world’s leading ocean carriers, CyberLogitec’s ALLEGRO is a 24/7 web-based platform with a fully integrated system comprising of all operational and management features of containerised shipping.

Since the peak of the pandemic global lockdown, carriers struggle to cope with a drastic drop in cargo volume via blank sailings, cessation of service routes, etc. ALLEGRO boasts comprehensive vessel scheduling and dynamic route network management, enabling liners to adjust capacity proactively to match demand. As a result, it improves asset deployment, optimises slot allocation and space management on vessels, to maximise load factor and space utilization during these depressed conditions.

The end-to-end integrated solution encompasses an extensive range of cost control modules to track and manage operational costs spanning equipment, charter, bunker, port, terminal, depot, repairs and transportation.

Near real-time visibility of operational business performance via P&L and contribution margin analysis allows carriers to adjust capacity in tandem preemptively with cargo volume recovery and prevents further erosion of freight revenue. At the same time, it enables tactical decisions to reduce their operating costs.

Another of CyberLogitec’s solution, CARA, is a multi-tenancy Software as a Service (SaaS) platform service that facilitates carrier-to-carrier and carrier-to-terminal collaboration. Inter-liners partnering can flexibly scale up their collaboration by seamlessly exchanging critical information from schedules, special cargo applications, vessel operations, slot allocations and utilization to settlement. These raise their operational efficiency and accuracy to deliver a consistent customer service level regardless of when they are sailing on their own or partners’ vessels. Carrier-to-terminal collaboration ensures optimizing port stay durations by streamlining port operations through real-time synchronization of berth window allocations and stowage operations productivity.

The cloud-hosted platform has the advantage of access and visibility to updates in real-time, which can be directly interfaced to carriers’/terminals’ legacy system, thereby raising productivity, data accuracy and information timeliness by eliminating excessive time and efforts spent on the exchange and reconciliation of data.

“By incorporating predictive analytics, our solutions provide simulation capabilities to enable carriers to proactively plan, predict and adjust their business operations, in order to stay ahead and thrive regardless of peaks & troughs in the economy,” says Head of Global Business Consulting, Mr. Low Wai Mung.

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(This article was first published on Seatrade Maritime News)