A new transloading and intermodal terminal in Idaho will use the Octopi by Navis cloud-based TOS.
Navis has announced that US supply chain and logistics company Savage has selected the Octopi TOS for a new inland intermodal terminal in Idaho.
Savage has entered into an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to construct and operate Savage Railport – Southern Idaho at UP’s rail yard in Pocatello, Idaho (pictured). The terminal is being developed to load agricultural commodities such as hay into containers for export to Asia through the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) ports in Tacoma and Seattle. The terminal’s location is well placed to tap into the flow of empty containers heading back to the NWSA ports, but at the moment lines are rushing boxes back to Asia without wanting to load export cargo. This is a huge problem for US agricultural exporters, but Savage and UP clearly believe it is a temporary situation.
“The terminal is expected to be operational by mid-year 2021 and once complete, it will be a top agricultural gateway and Idaho’s first intermodal terminal,” added Navis. “The terminal will provide a more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly option for agriculture producers and shippers to transport their products to Northwest seaports for export to Asia and other major global markets, and is projected to nearly double its initial operational output by the end of this year. Savage needed a TOS that would allow them to achieve their substantial growth and business goals, remain competitive with a modern, cloud-based platform and fill staffing gaps without the additional IT investment. Octopi was the natural choice to help them deliver tangible value that would positively impact the terminal’s operations”.
“Conducting terminal operations in a safe, reliable and efficient manner is critical to Savage executing on our mission and purpose,” said Brig Skoy, Director of Business Development at Savage. “We believe Octopi provides a compelling platform that will deliver tangible value to this terminal’s overall productivity and augment growth for years to come.”
“Intermodal terminals provide many benefits to shipping and logistics stakeholders including more efficient, streamlined and cost-effective operations, as well as many environmental benefits,” said Martin Bardi, Vice President of Global Sales, Octopi by Navis. “We are thrilled that Savage has signed a subscription with Octopi by Navis to be the TOS behind its new operation, and we look forward to helping them achieve their business goals and provide the best output for their customers in the US and internationally once the terminal is complete this year.”