Shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd and XVELA, creators of what it calls the world’s first cloud-based vessel stowage and collaboration platform for ocean carriers and terminal operators, have entered into a pilot program to carry out the first real-world trials of the XVELA platform.
Hapag-Lloyd is the first ocean carrier to sign on for the XVELA pilot.
The XVELA platform allows carriers and terminals to work together to improve visibility and increase efficiency throughout the vessel stowage planning and execution process, the joint statement said. The pilot program provides Hapag-Lloyd the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of XVELA’s cloud-based collaboration and real time information-sharing solution.
"The more transparency there is throughout the transport chain, the more efficiently everyone involved can make plans for and employ their
assets and resources. We anticipate that this new software will give us important operative
advantages. Cloud-based solutions such as XVELA can provide us with real-time data, making it possible for us to considerably improve the exchange of information with terminals," said Jörn Springer, head of Hapag-Lloyd’s Fleet Support Center. "So we’re excited about the pilot test and the advantages it can open up to us."
XVELA’S global pilot program will also enable participating ocean carriers and terminal operators to collaborate with XVELA to provide feedback on the platform and weigh in on new functionality and features as they are being developed.
The scope of XVELA’s pilot program is enhanced visibility of stowage planning-related information and better connectivity between ocean carriers and terminal operators, with the goals of better operating efficiency and improved vessel turnaround times.