Hapag-Lloyd plans to use the XVELA collaboration platform on its Latin American services initially.
The announcement is a significant step for XVELA, which has been struggling to get carriers
to commit to its version of a cloud based platform for collaborative stowage planning across multiple port calls.
"Hapag-Lloyd and XVELA, an affiliate of Navis, plan to initiate the global rollout on one of Hapag Lloyd’s premier Latin American services and will continue to broaden throughout its terminal partners. This ‘Phase One’ rollout will leverage XVELA’s services to further enhance communication and collaboration between Hapag-Lloyd planners and terminal partners. Hapag-Lloyd has been a longtime customer of Navis products and solutions and will implement XVELA,” XVELA announced.
“Working together with XVELA will create an increased advantage for Hapag-Lloyd and its partners,” said Joern Springer, Senior Director Fleet Support, Hapag-Lloyd AG. “Through increased visibility throughout the transport chain, all involved parties will be able to optimize asset and resource planning – resulting in greater accuracy and a considerable improvement of collaboration levels.”
The announcement shows important support for the fundamental XVELA concept of leveraging the Cloud to provide visibility into data that can be integrated into both sides of the carrier and terminal planning process in real time.
“Hapag-Lloyd, recognized as an innovative industry leader committed to delivering superior customer services, will collaborate with its terminal network in XVELA to share critical information in real time. The optimization of stowage across each of their services will further improve operational efficiency and consistency,” said Martin Bardi, VP of Global Sales for XVELA and NCVS. “The network effect of onboarding another large global carrier will serve as a catalyst for other carriers and terminals to follow.”