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Master Terminal helps Abu Dhabi Ports increase cargo volumes by 19% in just 9 months

Abu Dhabi Ports – the master developer, operator, and manager of ports and industrial zones in the emirate – handled 19 per cent more general and bulk cargo in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. The volumes increased to 11.28 million tonnes in the first three quarters of 2015 from 9.49 million tonnes in the same period last year. Implementation of new technologies like Master Terminal as part of an ongoing upgrade have helped Abu Dhabi Ports optimize its productivity across the ports. 

Read the press here.

Currently three of seven all-new Master Terminal terminal operating systems for Abu Dhabi Ports have been implemented. Zayed Port went live first on July 1 after a six month implementation phase, a record for a general cargo terminal of its size.

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Innovative Mexican port uses Master Terminal to consolidate competitive advantage

Grupo CICE is an integrated logistics company headquartered in Veracruz, Mexico. Servicing the Gulf of Mexico, CICE have found a niche in the container-centric region by becoming the only company in Veracruz port that can handle and maneuver a range of different cargo types including bulk, break bulk, containers, vehicles, machinery, and project cargo. In order to consolidate this advantage, CICE required a single integrated solution that could cope with the complexities of managing a multitude of cargo types.

Read how Master Terminal solved their problems.

How safe is your port?


Ports are under constant pressure to compete, they need to work faster, turn ships around quicker, load and unload trucks faster, and generally do everything at speed. However while they need to work faster, they also need to work safely. Hazards are everywhere on a port, and accidents can happen at any time. Operators must take every step possible to ensure the health and safety of people on their port, both staff and visitors.

Read how Jade Software addresses health and safety in the following Master Terminal Yard Safety Fact Sheet.

The rise and rise of terminal operating systems

For growing and ambitious ports, challenging bigger competitors often requires investment in new information technology like terminal operating systems. However, the potential risks of moving away from established systems can be a barrier. What are these perceived risks and how can they be addressed? Kaustubh Dalvi, Jade's Director of Business Development, recently spoke to the Logistics and Materials Handling magazine about the benefits of upgrading to a new TOS over an in-house solution, what to evaluate when selecting a TOS, the importance of selecting a TOS that fits your business model, functional requirements you should consider, and how migrating to a new TOS is about people not just technology.

Read the article here.

Master Terminal New Zealand User Group Conference

Magnificent Queenstown was the setting for the 2015 edition. Representatives from all of the New Zealand ports joined a selection of Jade staff to hear the latest news and developments about everything Master Terminal. In a change from previous user group events, each port presented some of the business and operational challenges they face on a day-to-day basis, providing interesting discussion amongst the attendees. Jade CEO, David Lindsay gave a business update outlining the recent performance and plans for the Jade group as well as the Logistics business. The rest of the sessions focused on product direction, including the roadmap, technology pathway and plans for increasing communication and collaboration with our customer base. Robust discussions were also held on the topical subjects of cyber security and the impending new standard for container weighing. Initial feedback has been very positive, with Hugh Stark from C3 stating, “It was probably the best user group conference I have been to in many years. A lot more focus from you guys, a lot more listening and some good discussion and involvement by the wider group.”

Maximizing terminal efficiency

“Terminals are in the business of making money, and in order to do so, you need throughput. The job of a good TOS is to make sure you do it as effectively and efficiently as possible.” - Keith McSwain, Business Manager for the Americas.

Read his full interview with Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International magazine.

Strange happenings in the Strait of Magellan

Jade’s Director of Business Development, Kaustubh Dalvi opens up to Container Management about his time at sea and his journey to becoming a Master Terminal Evangelist.

Read how to cure a hangover in chilly South America, and more.

Smoothing your TOS implementation

Implementing a TOS is a large undertaking, so it requires a thorough plan that details a workable approach for your terminal. You should not underestimate the breadth and depth of change that your operation will go through. Success requires a holistic plan across people, systems, process, and communication. Find out more…

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Golf, golf, and more golf

Recently the Jade US team hosted the inaugural US customer conference to coincide with the annual Breakbulk Americas conference in Houston, Texas. Held at the Wildcats Golf club on the outskirts of Houston, the day commenced with some good old relationship building… a scramble style 9-hole golf game. After many a lost ball, it was straight to the conference room for discussion. The following day Jade was a major sponsor of the official Breakbulk Conference Golf Tournament. Our team put up a respectable seven under par, yet didn’t take out the tournament. Continuing on the golf theme, we brought along a putting green to our Breakbulk stand in order to draw in traffic. It worked! We had a number of positive leads which we are currently following up on. Congratulations to Bud Sellers, General Manager of Mobile Seaonus that won the GoPro camera we had on offer.


About Master Terminal from Jade Logistics

At Jade we’ve developed the expertise required to solve the complex problem of managing a variety of mixed cargo. From mixed cargo ports in Ghana to railways in Europe, Jade Logistics provides the tools you need to become competitive.

Since 1978, Jade has been designing, building, and supporting innovative software. We solve complex business problems for organizations in the financial services, telecommunications, utilities, retail and specialist logistics industries.

Our expert, passionate people develop high performance enterprise solutions, create engaging customer experiences through digital strategy and design, and develop advanced technology platforms used by thousands of companies all around the world.

Our offices are located in New Zealand, Australia, USA, UK, the Netherlands, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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