“When it came to choosing a marine management package, the choice was obvious. Having already used Master Terminal successfully, we simply extended it to include Harbor Management to manage the movements of all ships going in and out of the harbor. It made sense to build onto the system rather than going with another standalone product.”

Port Nelson

Master Terminal’s Harbor Management provides an intuitive, highly-graphical user interface for the complex problem of scheduling vessel visits, resources, and personnel in busy ports.

Since 2000, New Zealand’s largest export port has used Master Terminal’s Harbor Management to process 2,500-plus individual vessel visits each year. Harbor management is multi-terminal-capable and schedules visits across terminals with multiple harbors and berths. Dynamic tidal modeling provides intelligence to safely manage arrival and departure movements in harbors with significant tidal movement.

View the Harbor Management fact sheet


Make changes in real time
Change vessel schedules using simple drag-and-drop functions. Manipulate information and create what-if scenarios before committing changes to the database.

Automation eases the load
Validate movements as they happen. For example, a flag is raised when a user drags a vessel onto an occupied berth. The system also cross-checks vessel berth requirements with critical services, and cargo with the vessel tidal model class.

Automate repetitive daily tasks
Harbor management automates repetitive daily tasks, including variously formatted reports and their dissemination to clients, shipping companies, and internal staff.

Control who sees what
Manage access to information and restrict users to information they’re authorized to see. Order routing, and changes to visits and services, are captured and stored in the database.

Keep everyone in the picture
Harbor management information feeds Master Terminal web pages to generate an up-to-date picture of vessel schedules for external parties. Classified vessels can be omitted from published schedules. Thin client access allows authorized users to flag vessel visits.


Fully integrated
All cargo-carrying vessels defined in the harbor management function can be managed in Master Terminals’s container and warehousing functions. Movements, resources, and updates feed invoicing in real time.

Visit scheduling
Tidal modeling and best-case arrival and departure movements are automatically factored into future vessel visits. Schedule and resource any number of extra vessel movements between berths, wharves, and harbors.

Define and allocate resources to individual vessels, including water, garbage collection, warehouse berth preferences, cranes, tugs, pilot vessels and pilots, stevedores (or longshoremen), telephones, and electricity.

Tidal modeling
Tidal ports are uniquely constrained. Dynamic tidal modeling provides intelligence to safely manage arrival and departure movements in harbors with significant tidal movement. Modeling also factors channel travel times to calculate arrival and departure scenarios.

Graphical interface
An intuitive graphical interface presents a vivid picture of berth usage at specific times.

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