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Jade Logistics showcasing Master Terminal at TOC Europe 2018

TOC Europe is the leading event for container and cargo supply chain professionals across Europe. The conference showcases excellence in port and terminal operations around the world.

Jade Logistics are exhibiting at TOC Europe from 12-14 June.   The conference is taking place at the Ahoy Conference Centre in Rotterdam. We will be at Stand C100, come meet with our team and let them show you how you can streamline your operations with our TOS, Master Terminal.

Master Terminal has been specifically designed to manage mixed cargo and is helping ports and terminal operators all around the world manage their cargo requirements.

Make sure you also make time to visit the Tech TOC presentations,  bringing together terminal operators and users to discuss current industry challenges.

Vincent Macheda, General Manager – Systems & Strategy from Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) will be on the speaking panel, he will be discussing how his company used Master Terminal to meet their particular port challenges.
Join Vincent’s session Tuesday 12th June – 14:45-16:00 – “Operating Smarter – Case Studies”

We are also booking appointment times to meet with our team, if you would like to schedule your slot, get in touch with us here.

Master Terminal at Breakbulk Americas

Our Jade Logistics, Master Terminal team will be exhibiting at Breakbulk Americas in Houston Texas from 17-19 October at booth 1305. 

This year we are also major sponsors of the TECHZONE where we will be showcasing our new suite of mobile apps. These new apps are designed to run on any modern tablet or smartphone with a supported web browser, without downloads or updates, making them very cost effective.

The apps feature a modern and intuitive user interface, from splitting and merging cargo right through to interterminal transfers, ensuring fast learning times. Data is recorded in real time so you can make smarter decisions faster.

Come along and see how our new apps can give you access to the information you need when you need it, saving time and helping you deliver excellent service to your customers.

Ready to learn more?  Visit us at Booth 1305 or get in touch with us at

Jade at TOC Asia

Jade will be exhibiting at TOC Asia in April, come visit us at Stand F36 and learn how Master Terminal (TOS) can help you be competitive.

Our Director of Marketing, Logistics, Tony Davis and President of Global Sales, Kaustubh Dalvi, will be attending TOC Asia this month.

This is a great opportunity for Jade to take some time to continue building our knowledge of the core issues facing the industry and how we can address them using smart technology.

Every day the industry is faced with new challenges, SOLAS regulations, environmental considerations, increased fuel costs, labor and union issues, are just a few. However, for port operators, underpinning all these is the need to continue to attract new business.  Shipping lines are already using larger ships to move greater quantities of cargo, and according to a report by Reuters, the average size of new container ships is set to continue growing over the next five years.  The largest ship delivered so far has a capacity of 19,200 TEU, however carriers with capacity up to 21,100 have already been ordered and will be in service later this year.

Are you concerned about shipping lines passing by your port, or your port not having the infrastructure to accommodate these mega-ships?  How will that effect your operation?  What are the specific challenges facing you at your port?  Do you have room to grow or do you need to utilize your existing assets in a more efficient way? These are just some of the questions we help port operators answer every day as we help to streamline their operations and give them the confidence to ensure they will be on that trade route in the future.


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Do you get what you pay for?

Some people love designer clothing but don’t like the price tag that go with them, so you can imagine the appeal with shops offering designer type clothing at lower prices. What is the risk if you buy a pair of shoes that don’t last more than one season? Do you want to be wearing those shoes in a year’s time, or should you pay more hoping they last?

Now apply the same thinking to purchasing a terminal operating system (TOS) and you might find yourself running into problems.  Investing in a TOS is a major investment, which unlike shoes, usually only happens once in a lifetime and must be approached with considerably more thought.

There are many things to be considered when selecting a TOS:

  • Starting with clear business objectives is essential. Will the TOS give you confidence to grow or will you need to adapt your processes to fit the TOS? 
  • Is the vendor reputable, reliable, proven and experienced? Do they offer training and support with a clearly defined research and development roadmap?
  • What is the Total Cost of Ownership?  There are many hidden and ongoing costs to consider, not just the starting price.
  • How quickly will you gain efficiencies and see a return on your investment?
  • What about integration? Is it seamless, or do you need to bring in other vendors, which can open you up to risk.

Would you like to know more? Download our white paper, Investing in Growth to identify some of the key factors to consider before buying a terminal operating system.


“Carving a role for the multi-cargo TOS”: World Cargo News

The break-bulk sector is a growing area of opportunity for suppliers with the right applications. Capt. Kaustubh Dalvi talks to WCN about how Jade’s focus to service this market is leading to increased business.

While today even the smallest container terminal with a single customer needs a TOS to meet the basic needs of a shipping line, the break-bulk sector is less well developed. Paper systems, spreadsheets and in-house database systems are still very common. There are signs this is changing, and relatively rapidly.

Jade software won contracts to implement its Master Terminal at 29 terminals around the world last year, all of which were mixed container/break-bulk facilities. Earlier this year, it announced a contract to install its Master Terminal TOS at seven multi-cargo terminals operated by Abu Dhabi Ports Company, continuing that momentum. The company also has dedicated container terminal customers, but its growth is overwhelmingly coming in the break-bulk/multi-cargo terminal sector.

Jade Logistics’ President of Global Sales,  Captain Kaustubh Dalvi, notes that consolidation in the industry is a factor helping Jade’s increased business level. For a long time, the port industry has been focused on chasing container opportunities, but as the industry matures “ports and terminal operators are also willing to diversify their service offering and/or venture into markets such as break-bulk”, he said. “I personally believe the break-bulk market, which has been under serviced in the past, has started receiving the attention it deserves.” Jade’s “rich experience and history” in the market means it is well positioned to help terminals leverage these opportunities.

The company has responded to the market by investing heavily in additional staff and offices to serve its growing customer base. Jade’s Logistics business drove a 56% growth in revenue in 2014. Despite this, Jade made a very small loss of NZ$1.1M (US$795,000) as it invested in new markets in the Middle East and the US. In announcing the company’s annual result, managing director David Lindsay said it had no plans to slow down investment, and it is aiming for a 10% increase in staff this year, with a lot of that being for new offices in Jakarta and Rotterdam.

Fit for duty

Meeting the needs of the very diverse break-bulk sector with an off-the-shelf application is challenging. Not only are there differences in operational processes, but there is a great deal more variety in the cargo itself. In many cases systems adapted from container terminal TOS do not meet the need to track and manage cargo through a break-bulk handling process.

Dalvi attributed Jade’s recent run of success with Master Terminal primarily to the system being designed, from inception, to handle these types of terminals. The software evolved out of ports that could not just rely on the container business, but at the same time understood the need to leverage IT to make all of their operations more efficient and customer focused.

Jade points out that, from an IT perspective, breakbulk operations have different requirements, based around how the cargo flows through the facility.

Disparate units

In particular, the cargo is often not neatly organised in a single unit like a container. Scrap metal, for example, can arrive on a truck carrying material with different grades, ownership and destination, all of which have to be sorted and tracked differently. Grain, meanwhile, could arrive in bulk, but leave in a combination of bags and ‘traditional’ dry bulk. Master Terminal can manage these challenges with a minimum of customisation, allowing terminals to deliver benefits to their customers through processes like EDI.

Getting them to this stage, however, is a real challenge. Most of the new clients Jade comes across are still using paper-based systems, and need help implementing basic tools like EDI to meet the needs of their customers and the wider supply chain. Other more IT mature terminals are looking to leverage process automation and mobile technologies to “achieve further process excellence, as well as extend transparency across the major stakeholders in the supply chain”, said Dalvi.

Read the full article.

Source: WorldCargo News

“Jade leads multicargo market”: World Cargo News

World Cargo News (Nov 2014) declares Jade Master Terminal the emerging market leader for multi-cargo terminals after a record quarter.

It’s no secret that we want Master Terminal to be the world’s number one mixed-cargo terminal operating system. So we’re delighted that late last year, readers of World Cargo News saw an article headed ‘Jade leads multi cargo market’.

This is the strongest signal yet that we’re closing in on our goal, after a very strong third quarter of 2014.

“Jade Logistics  is emerging as the TOS market leader for multi-cargo terminal applications. Jade secured contracts for 19 new terminals across the Middle East, Europe and Africa in Q3 alone, a very significant number of new terminal projects.”

But it’s not just one good quarter that earned the attention of World Cargo News. Our track record in the Americas shows why so many businesses are turning to Master Terminal.

“Jade is also enjoying a considerable run of success in North America, where it has completed the rollout of Master Terminal at five sites for Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) and won new contracts with Grupo CICE [Mexico], and with Alabama Steel Terminals.

“DPH’s terminals went live this year [2014]. Jade now manages and supports these installations from its office in the US. The Mobile installation was completed in just six weeks.”

We’re confident that 2015 will see more success for Master Terminal. As Capt. Kaustubh Dalvi, Master Terminal Director of Sales, told World Cargo News, “I have no doubt that very soon Master Terminal will become the de facto standard TOS for mixed cargo ports, setting benchmarks globally.”



Master Terminal’s North American moves make World Cargo News

Jade Logistics’  Master Terminal’s adoption by Grupo CICE in Mexico and Alabama Steel terminals reported in World Cargo News.

As Master Terminal has moved deeper into North America, popular industry publication World Cargo News has picked up the story.

Reporting on our recent agreements with Grupo CICE of Mexico and Alabama Steel Terminals, World Cargo News notes the momentum we’re building in the Americas. And as our own Kaustubh Dalvi says in the report, there’s a lot more for us to do in the region.

Captain Kaustubh Dalvi, President of Global Sales for Jade Logistics, is pleased to see growing recognition of Master Terminal in the North American market. “In an industry that is still predominantly paper-based and full of legacy technology, there is a lot that Jade can do to streamline ports’ operational processes and drive transparency. We are excited where these opportunities will take us,” Dalvi said.