SEATTLE – Dec. 3, 2013 – Tideworks Technology®, Inc., a premier provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) has successfully deployed Tideworks’ Mainsail Vanguard®,its core marine terminal operating system (TOS); Forecast® by Tideworks, its port community web portal; and Traffic Control™, its equipment dispatch system; to complement BICT’s previous deployment of Tideworks’ Spinnaker Planning Management System®.
BICT, located in Adjara, Georgia on the Black Sea, is a container terminal, ferry and dry bulk handling facility operated by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), a Philippines-based company. It is the main transportation point in the Black Sea basin and the only maritime terminal in Georgia where containers are handled and stored at the same location.
“We are excited to help BICT expand its technologies to include Tideworks’ Mainsail Vanguard, Forecast and Traffic Control,” said Michael Schwank, president of Tideworks. “ICTSI is a large and well-respected international terminal operator, and it has been our privilege working with BICT to successfully upgrade their TOS. We are very proud of the work we do for the three ICTSI sites in Gdynia, Poland; Portland, Ore.; and Adjara, Georgia.”
After a thorough business process analysis, the new software from Tideworks was implemented with minimal customization. Tideworks provided user training, go-live support and its expert implementation services.
“We have been impressed with Tideworks since the successful installation and deployment of its Spinnaker system,” said Aurelio Garcia, general manager of Batumi International Container Terminal LLC. “It was an easy and seamless step to upgrade the TOS to Traffic Control and Mainsail Vanguard, two additional systems that will continue to help us operate our thriving terminal at peak efficiency and productivity. Additionally, the port community gained the functionality of Forecast® by Tideworks. Tideworks’ solutions and its high level of customer service make the company a pleasure to work with.”
About Batumi International Container Terminal
Batumi International Container Terminal is located in Adjara, Georgia and managed by Batumi International Container Terminal LLC (BICTL). BICTL is a unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and was established under a 48-year concession agreement to operate in the Port of Batumi. BICTL is the exclusive container terminal operator in the port.
About Tideworks Technology
Tideworks is a premier provider of cost-effective, reliable software solutions for growing terminal operations and shipping lines worldwide. The company helps more than 23,000 users at nearly 70 facilities run their operations more efficiently and profitably. From optimized equipment utilization to faster turn times, Tideworks works at every step of terminal operations to maximize productivity and customer service. For more information about Tideworks Technology, visit www.tideworks.com.