Intermodal port unites with Master Terminal to grow

Over the past twenty years Jade has worked closely with CentrePort to deliver a solution that has continually evolved to meet the port’s individual needs. This partnership has in turn given CentrePort a sturdy foundation for growth.

New Zealand’s steady trans-Pacific trade makes the harbour-side capital city of Wellington the ideal location for an international shipping port. CentrePort is an intermodal hub with excellent accessibility to the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean, and the only port in New Zealand with 24 hour delivery options.

Annually, CentrePort handles approximately 135,000 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) of containers. Major cargoes handled are forestry products (logs, veneer, and pulp), petrol and chemicals, cement, wheat, fruit, soda ash and vehicles.

As a mixed cargo port, CentrePort has partnered with Jade for almost twenty years. Jade’s innovative software solution, Master Terminal, manages special cargo and high volumes of TEUs cost-effectively, allowing CentrePort to incrementally increase revenue and deliver more value to their customers.

Read the full CentrePort case study to find out about Jade’s innovative solutions to support the port’s growth over the last two decades.


stacks of general cargo - pallets - at a shipping port.

Jade kicks off 2013 with five-port sale

Jade Logistics today announces a significant ports new business win in mainland United States for its terminal operating system Master Terminal. 

Diversified Port Holdings (DPH)* an integrated ports logistics business will be implementing Master Terminal at five of its shipping terminals in the south-eastern United States (two in Jacksonville, and one in each of the following locations: Mobile, New Orleans and Port Everglades).

Jade Software Managing Director David Lindsay says the DPH contract is a significant opportunity for the company.

“It’s sizable in dollar terms and will also allow Jade to expand its footprint in the US and build on existing customer relationships in the market.

“Master Terminal stood out because it is uniquely suited to DPH’s mixed cargo ports, and offers a flexible and highly reliable system to manage operations.

“DPH is also focussed on improving efficiency and competing aggressively for market share, something that Master Terminal will equip them to do,” says Lindsay.

DPH’s decision process included a visit to New Zealand in July by five company representatives to review Master Terminal sites at Port Nelson, Port Otago and CentrePort.

DPH CIO Dennis Rhodes says: “After an extensive review of the Terminal Operating Systems available, Master Terminal was the only system that met the needs of our mixed cargo terminals. We were impressed by the functionality and use of Master Terminal and the capability of the Jade team.

“We expect, once implemented, that Master Terminal will result in improved efficiency across our terminals and lead to significant savings for the company,” says Rhodes.

Implementation at DPH ports will start in the first quarter of 2013.

Master Terminal is also enjoying considerable success in the Middle East, supporting the company’s aim to be the fastest growing terminal operating system provider in that region.

*DPH has since had a name change to Patriot Ports.