SEATTLE - April 5, 2016 - Tideworks Technology® Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that GB Group has successfully gone live with Tideworks' terminal operating system (TOS) at its facility near the Port-au-Prince industrial zone in Haiti. Tideworks' container management software suite will ensure real-time communications between all parties at Port Lafito, a critical requirement given that the facility is expected to efficiently serve the needs of both Haitian and international markets.
"Port Lafito is incredibly important to the Haiti supply chain and it's critical that the terminal operates smoothly," said Pierre Liautaud, CEO at Port Lafito. "We want to make sure we're running the most advanced, up-to-date systems available to ensure efficiency at Haiti's first modern container terminal and we're confident that partnering with Tideworks has helped us achieve this. We're very pleased with the performance of Tideworks' TOS system since go-live and look forward to continuing to work with their team."
GB Group has deployed Tideworks' Mainsail Vanguard® core TOS, Forecast® web pOréal, Spinnaker Planning Management System®, and its Traffic Control™ equipment dispatch system. Tideworks provided all associated implementation services, including project management, software configuration and installation, user training and go-live assistance. Moving forward, Tideworks will continue delivering its platinum software maintenance and support services, which include 24/7 technical support and all software upgrades as well as remote support of the IT infrastructure under an information technology services agreement.
"This project is very significant to us because of the economic impact Port Lafito will have on the nation of Haiti," said Michael Schwank, president at Tideworks Technology. "It has been very gratifying to help GB Group develop Port Lafito into a modern cargo handling facility, and we're thrilled to be involved as they begin operations. We're also very pleased to further expand our presence in the Caribbean and hope to continue doing so in the future."
The first vessel call at Port Lafito was Seaboard Marine's M/V Gluecksburg, a 1,732 TEU container vessel, in January 2016. This marked the official go-live of the terminal.
In addition to the port terminal, GB Group operates an off-dock facility at Chancerelle, which will also be managed by the Tideworks TOS solution.
About Tideworks Technology
Tideworks is a full-service provider of cost-effective, reliable software solutions for growing terminal operations and shipping lines worldwide. The company helps more than 300,000 users at more than 100 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, a Carrix solution, visit www.tideworks.com.
About GB Group
GB Group is a leading, diversified group of industrial and trading companies in the Caribbean, with operations concentrated in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Maarten and Panama and offices in the United States. Comprised of 21 companies from seven different divisions including agriculture, construction, consumer goods, infrastructure, energy, logistics and trading, GB Group collaborates with more than 4,000 employees and embraces managers from more than 15 countries companywide. GB Group and its operating companies have strategic alliances and/or partnerships with some of the world's top business organizations. The company's current endeavors include the $200 million Lafito Global project, which includes Port Lafito, Haiti's first Panamax port. For more information about Port Lafito, please visit www.portlafito.com.
Tideworks Technology, Mainsail Vanguard®, Forecast® web pOréal, Spinnaker Planning Management System®, and Traffic Control™ are either a registered trademark or trademark of Tideworks Technology in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.