US-headquartered Tideworks Technology Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, has announced that New Orleans Terminal has successfully gone live with Tideworks’ terminal operating system.

“The Port of New Orleans is very busy port complex at the centre of important international trade lanes, so our terminal must operate smoothly and efficiently in order to manage the high volumes of traffic,” said James Parker, vice president of the port operator Ceres Gulf New Orleans.

The operator has deployed Tideworks’ core TOS Mainsail Vanguard as well as its Spinnaker Planning Management System, allowing marine terminal operators to manage vessel, berth, yard and rail planning in one workspace . In addition, Tideworks implemented Traffic Control, which allows for dynamic control of container handling equipment and electronic dispatching of work orders, and Forecast, a web portal that helps terminals communicate faster and easier with trucking companies, shipping lines, and other parties.

Tideworks also integrated with a previously implemented, third-party gate automation system, which was a critical part of the project to effectively support New Orleans Terminal’s unique gate operating practices.

The terminal went live with Tideworks’ solutions in June 2016.

By Jake Frith