German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has decided to implement Xvela’s collaboration services in an effort “to increase transparency throughout the transportation supply chain and more efficiently employ assets and resources.”
Hapag-Lloyd and Xvela, an affiliate of Navis, plan to initiate the global rollout on one of Hapag Lloyd’s Latin American services and will continue to broaden the services throughout its terminal partners.
The ‘Phase One’ rollout will leverage Xvela’s services to further enhance communication and collaboration between Hapag-Lloyd planners and terminal partners.
“Working together with Xvela will create an increased advantage for Hapag-Lloyd and its partners,” Joern Springer, Senior Director Fleet Support, Hapag-Lloyd AG, said.
“Through increased visibility throughout the transport chain, all involved parties will be able to optimize asset and resource planning – resulting in greater accuracy and a considerable improvement of collaboration levels,” he added.
Xvela, the maritime business network for ocean carriers and terminal operators, said it will provide benefits to both Hapag-Lloyd and its terminal partner network, allowing both sides to leverage the advantages of real-time data sharing, visibility i.e. into MACS3 stability and/or lasting results, and integration with the TOS.
“Hapag-Lloyd … will collaborate with its terminal network in Xvela to share critical information in real time. The optimization of stowage across each of their services will further improve operational efficiency and consistency,” Martin Bardi, VP of Global Sales for Xvelaand NCVS, commented.
“The network effect of onboarding another large global carrier will serve as a catalyst for other carriers and terminals to follow,” Bardi continued.
Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s biggest liner shipping companies, has a fleet of 222 boxships with a total transport capacity of 1.6 million TEU.