15 october 2019
Meet SOLVO at TOC Americas 2019 in Cartagena
SOLVO will be exhibiting at TOC Americas 2019, a specialized event organized for container terminal operators and their suppliers. The TOC of today has evolved into a complete container supply chain event, delivering both technical content and offering a platform to the stakeholders higher up in the cargo chain.
SOLVO is glad to welcome everyone at the stand #F10 in the main hall to check out the latest solutions we offer including the new native Android app suitable for any handheld or cabin-mounted devices used at general cargo and multi-purpose terminals. The app is already being successfully used by our clients in different parts of the World.
You will be able to learn about the latest versions of our terminal operating system Solvo.TOS 6.0, which successfully combined systems for Container and General Cargo into a single unified platform for all cargo types including containers, general cargo and Ro-Ro and how operators in different part s of the World migrate to Solvo 6.x. from their legacy systems.
Solvo will also showcase other vertical solutions based on Solvo.TOS platform such as: Solvo.TOS for Inland Container and Rail Terminals; Solvo Vehicle Booking and Gate Management solutions, Solvo.Billing and more.
21 May 2019
Solvo.TOS Version 6x Goes Live in Port of Antwerp
Solvo.TOS version 6.x went live at the Antwerp Euroterminal (AET), one of the largest multi-purpose and Ro-Ro terminals in the world, part of the Grimaldi Group Naple.
The Solvo.TOS go-live was a very important landmark for AET and Grimaldi Group in general. The launch was also beneficial to all AET clients and partners including Grimaldi Lines, ACL, Finnlines and more.
Solvo.TOS version 6.x has been installed on the Customer’s servers and radio data terminals (vehicle mounted and hand-held terminals), all users have received proper training on-sight and in March the system has been launched in commercial operation enabling AET to streamline container handling operations.
Customization of Solvo.TOS 6.x included integration with other terminal systems using an enterprise service bus for transferring data via the JMS protocol.
Additionally, a new universal module for cargo planning was developed, which supports vessels of any type. It makes it possible to automatically or semi-automatically plan loading/unloading operations for not only containers but also general cargo and Ro-Ro, for vessels with a flexible deck structure including container slots for long ships or athwart-ships stowage.
The cargo planning module supports several visualization options from various angles in 2D and 3D layouts.
Another important development of Solvo.TOS was an upgrade to the functional block for transshipments. For AET, this is a very critical requirement since the terminal is the North-European hub for the Grimaldi Group.
The new Solvo.TOS features made it possible to automate main operations related to formalizing cargo received from vessels in transshipment mode and correctly placing them into stacks along with export cargo for their subsequent loading onto other vessels.
New implementions applied also in the automatic receiving of the container mass, as it is grabbed by the spreader of a reach stacker equipped with weighing devices. To support this feature, Solvo.TOS was integrated with an automated weighing system placed on the spreader allowing it to receive and process data in real-time.
The Solvo.TOS launch at AET was supported by HPC Hamburg Port Consulting, an internationally renowned consulting firm with long-standing experience in the global port, transport and logistics sector.
12 May 2019
SOLVO Europe presents a new version of Solvo.TOS at Antwerp XL exhibition in Belgium
In May 7-9, Solvo Europe B.V., takes part in the Antwerp XL international exhibition held for the first time in Antwerp, Belgium.
At its booth C8, SOLVO presented the features of the new version of the core terminal operating system Solvo.TOS 6.0 for streamlined management of technological processes and document tracking of at container terminals, mixed cargo and Ro-Ro terminals. Solvo also elaborated on the new Solvo.SCE (Supply Chain Execution) concept and architecture that allows bringing together TOS, WMS, Gate, YMS, Billing, KPI dashboards and Web-portal in one integrated package.
24 April 2019
Solvo.TOS a Key Ingredient in Angola’s Plans to Grow Its Economy
Solvo.TOS has been chosen by Sogester S.A. (APMT and GF Sociedade Gestore de Terminais, SA) to modernize four container and general cargo terminals in Angola as part of the country’s plans to bolster its economy.
Sogester Managing Director, Frans Jol, says the new system to provide more accurate data that will undoubtedly make it easier for terminal operators to raise productivity over time.
“We will [in 2019] implement a completely new Terminal Operational System (TOS), created by SOLVO,” explains Jol.
“This system will be connected tour new financial system (IFS-10) and it will allow us to have much better operational data available, vessel and yard planning, automated EDI, and other communications with our clients and the shipping lines.”
The new state-of-the-art terminal operating system will also enable Sogester to enhance its terminal in other ways. This includes data and voice communication, CCTV and a container reefer monitoring system produced by RTE to offer clients real-time information about the state of their containers.
The Solvo.TOS implementation project started in March 2019 with the Namibe terminal chosen as the first in line. Full system implementation across all terminals is expected to be completed by 2020.
SOLVO Strengthens Partnership with German-based HHLA: Implements Solvo.TOS in Port of Tallinn
The relationship between SOLVO and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) – a German logistics and transport company that manages three container terminals in the port of Hamburg: Altenwerder, Burchardkai, and Tollerort – began in 2016 when HHLA daughter company, Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH (HPC), became a strategic partner of SOLVO during the implementation of Solvo.TOS at the port of Hammad (NPP) in Doha, Qatar, a project commissioned by Mwani and IBM Qatar.
In the beginning of November 2018, the official distributor of SOLVO in Europe, Solvo Europe B.V., signed an agreement to implement Solvo.TOS at the Muuga container terminal with HHLA Estonia AS, part of the HHLA group.
Breakbulk Media & Events: Why Solvo.TOS 6.0 is 'A Major Release'
The new 6.0 version marks a leap forward for SOLVO with marketing director, Daniel Pershin, calling it a “major release” due to new unified system architecture.
“Whereas before we had different systems - one for containers only, another for breakbulk and so on, now we merged two systems into one comprehensive solution that supports all kinds of cargo, such as containers to breakbulk, project cargo, bulk, you name it,” Pershin explained in an interview with Breakbulk Media.
What’s more, the new software also is “completely web-based,” according to Pershin who describes Solvo’s latest TOS platform as now having “service-oriented” focus with the ability to support new modules such as unified vessel stowage planning.
“This new system makes the lives of planners much, much easier,” he adds.
Recap: SOLVO at BreakBulk Europe 2018
SOLVO took part at the international transport and logistics exhibition BreakBulk Europe 2018, May 29-31.
Breakbulk Europe is the biggest exhibition in Europe dedicated to general cargo logistics. It is an annual event where leading logistics operators, shippers, ports, forwarders, carriers, industry experts, and IT solution providers come under one roof to network, showcase their latest products, and share their experiences.
This year, the event was held for the first time in Germany at the Messe Bremen complex in the city of Bremen.
SOLVO received visitors to its stand along with its exclusive European partner, Solvo Europe B.V., demonstrating its terminal operating system Solvo.TOS 6.0: a unified platform for managing all cargo types and simultaneously tracking, planning and controlling not only various parts of the terminal (port), but also processing various types of cargo including container, general, and Ro-Ro cargo.
The event also included an interview between Daniel Pershin, head of SOLVO marketing, and representatives of BreakBulk Europe organizers. Pershin discussed the prospects for port logistics development and shared insights into the capabilities of Solvo.TOS 6.0.
Solvo to Showcase New Solvo.TOS 6.0 Terminal Operating System at TOC Europe 2018
TOC has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers where port operations, shippers, suppliers, IT solution providers and more come together under one roof. This year’s event will be held at Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 12-14.
SOLVO is proud to once again be taking part this year, following last year’s successful event.
Visit SOLVO’s stand #C72, Hall 1, to check out the latest solutions and receive a free souvenir. Learn about the latest version of our terminal operating system Solvo.TOS 6.0, which successfully combined Solvo.TOS Container and Solvo.TOS General Cargo into a single unified platform for all cargo types!
The new platform features an all-new WEB interface, new built-in stowage planning and equipment optimization module, block-train management, berth planning, KPI dashboards, resource planning, VGM compliance, and much more.
On June 12, visitors will also get a chance to join the Operating Smarter Session at TECH TOC from 14:45 - 16:00 with speakers Giovanni Migliaccio, Vice President, Solvo Europe B.V, and Daniil Pershin, Director of Marketing and PR, Solvo LLC.
The topics in focus will include case studies such as:
Cutting-edge technology to help boost container terminal operations efficiency: vessel and rail planning, yard optimization and gate management. Based on case studies in the Antwerp Euro Terminal (AET) operated by Grimaldi Lines and Novosibirsk rail terminal.
Other topics will also include:
-What factors affect TOS implementation complexity at the multipurpose facilities?
-Specialized container ships, ConRo, on-board ship cranes etc
-Is yard and CHE optimization real needed or is this just a good-to-have fancy feature
-Automated block train identification and tracking
-Gate optimization: how to save if OCR is just a bit too early to think of?
-STS vs mobile crane optimization efficiency
SOLVO looks forward to seeing you at this year’s TOC Europe in Rotterdam!
SOLVO Takes Part in Russia’s Official Business Mission to Vietnam
April 2-13, 2018, saw SOLVO taking part in a business mission of Russian exporters to Vietnam, which was organized by the Russian Export Center (REC) in association with the Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
To facilitate the development of trade and economic ties between Russia and Vietnam the mission included over 30 Russian companies from all industries: energy, machine-manufacturing, agriculture, IT, and others.
The main goal of the business mission was to strengthen economic cooperation, promote Russian products and businesses on the Vietnamese market. The event was also coincided with the opening of a Trade house in Ho Chi Minh City and the 28th International multi-industry exhibition Vietnam EXPO 2018 in Hanoi.
Under the auspices of the Russian Export Center, SOLVO company representatives were able to connect with potential partners and clients from various regions of Vietnam and visit Haiphong, the biggest port in northern Vietnam.
Despite the relatively high level of logistics process automation in Vietnam, many local representatives showed keen interest in SOLVO’s products and solutions such as Solvo.TOS and Solvo.WMS in particular, due to their innovative features, accessibility and functionality.
SOLVO would like to thank the Russian Export Center for the ability to take part and help the business mission to Vietnam.
SOLVO to Showcase at Intermodal South America 2018
For the 2nd time Solvo will be exhibiting at the biggest international logistics event in South America. This time together with the official sales partner in San Paulo - Prosegur.
Intermodal South America is the leading integrated exhibition and conference event for international trade, logistics, transport and cargo handling in Latin America, offers over 450 exhibitors from all over the world, presenting new products, the latest equipment and technology innovation and a vast conference program, providing the unique opportunity and experience for more than 45 thousand professionals.
Solvo and Prosugur joined forces at the stand No 5-20 to show the latest developments in terminal operating software for ports and contanштук terminals as well as in WMS software that helps boost intralogistics in such environments as DCs, production warehouses, 3PL warehouses.
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SOLVO Brings Efficiency Through Automation to Nornickel Container Terminal
In 2017, Solvo.TOS ver. 5.0 was successfully implemented at the Murmansk transport affiliate of Nornickel, the biggest producer of Palladium in the world.
In March 2017, Nornickel completed the modernization of its transshipment terminal in Murmansk, which became one of the biggest investment projects for transportation infrastructure development north of the Arctic circle.
The new transport-logistics hub can process 1.5 million tons of container cargo per year. The warehouse zone is 100,000 sq. meters. Berths are equipped with portal cranes with a lift capacity from 40 to 80 tons. The yard uses reachstackers, forklifts and two gantry cranes equipped with lift control system and automatic spreaders capable of lifting containers weighing up to 40 tons.
Terminal processes have been optimized significantly thanks to the implementation of Solvo.TOS, specifically:
- Centralized CHE fleet management;
- Online productive operations tracking;
- Automatic container handling operations planning;
- Flexible planning and efficient usage of terminal space;
- Timely creation of production cycle documentation and reports;
- Reduction in time trucks spend at the terminal.
- These benefits were achieved by SOLVO experts who implemented the following technologies at the terminal:
- Address-based container storage;
- Electronic documentation of processes;
- Planning, execution and tracking all operations in automatic and semi-automatic modes;
- Online cargo identification technology using heavy-duty mobile computers for tallymen and terminal vehicles;
- Automatic generation and issuing of tasks for tallyman and CHE drivers, and more.
This type of automatic made it possible to minimize the number of unproductive moves, optimize CHE usage and human resources, while reducing human error to increase overall productivity.
V.C. Sidorenko, the terminal’s deputy director and head dispatcher, said:
“Among the results of Solvo.TOS implementation, I would like to note the optimization of CHE operations as well as the ability to quickly adjust processes on-the-fly during a shift, thanks to the introduction of the warehouse layout module.”
The given project had to account for the terminal's specifics when implementing Solvo.TOS:
Nornickel is simultaneously the shipper, container line agent, ship owner, cargo owner, and operator of its own train yard. This gives a fully closed production cycle, which had to be accounted for when implementing the terminal operating system;
Besides 20 and 40 foot container, the terminal also uses 10 foot container as well as low half-height 20 foot containers with a height of 1.3 meters. The system was adapted to handle these non-standard sizes;
Solvo.TOS takes into account the specifics at the ship operations area. Portal cranes are used for load handling operations at the berth instead of standard quay cranes. Containerships, which dock at the terminal are also typically non-standard - not with with 40 foot bays, but ice-breaker ships where containers are loaded in the common cargo hold.
All of these specifics are reflected in the cargo handling operations algorithm as well as in the logic for creating automatic tasks by the system. This is exactly why it was decided to develop an arbitrary type of new universal vessel loading-unloading module. The new module, in particular, makes it possible to plan container loading operations involving non-standard containers, including the specificity of allocating container fixtures on the deck;
Solvo.TOS supports container transfer between terminal yards, which is performed via either road or rail.
The truck operations area now supports automatic dual permit creation for gate entry: for the so-called “material” payload and also for the transport vehicle and driver.
“Despite the affiliate using it for less than 1 year, it can already be confirmed that automation system implementation improved operations at the terminal, while further expansion of functionality and development of Solvo.TOS is expected to further optimize processes and boost efficiency at the Murmansk port,” adds Sidorenko.
The terminal’s future plans include the implementation of Solvo.TOS for managing general cargo operations.
SOLVO Nominated for 'TOS Technology Company of the Year 2017' Award
SOLVO has been shortlisted to win the award category ‘TOS Technology Company of the Year ’ at the Transport Arabia Excellence Awards 2017 ceremony, which took place on December 4th, 2017 at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel in Dubai.
Daniel Pershin, Head of Marketing of Solvo said:
“It is a great honor for us to be nominated for the first time and although we have not received the main prize this year it is still a great step forward for Solvo to be recognized in the Middle Eastern market. We are hoping to reach that goal at the next year’s ceremony.”
The awards ceremony included some Special Guest of Honors alongside some very highly influential names from the industry attending the awards ceremony, namely:
· Royal Patronage: His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
· H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General – GCAA
· H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman - DP World
· H.E. Dr Abdullah Salim Al Kathiri, Director General – Federal Transport Authority (FTA)
· Paul Griffiths, CEO – Dubai Airports
· Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO - Dubai Trade
· Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO – Fly Dubai
The given award is given to the Terminal Operating Systems software company that has brought the most innovative TOS software in the market in last year. Boost to terminal productivity in terms of speed, operational efficiency, energy efficiency and cost reductions will be the primary criteria for this award.
New TOS for Novosibirsk
SOLVO has successfully completed the implementation of a 'Smart Container Terminal' at TransContainer’s Novosibirsk rail terminal in Russia.
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