Penn Terminals, a privately owned marine terminal and stevedoring service company, will use Master Terminal, Jade Software’s terminal operating system, for its Philadelphia facility.
The terminal, based at the original site of Philadelphia's naval shipyard, handles roughly 300,000 containers and half a million tons of mixed cargo annually. Jade said its TOS is especially suited for mixed use terminals.
Penn’s decision to use Master Terminal follows that of Diversified Port Holdings, which picked Jade’s system for its five terminals in the U.S. Southeast.
"We were confident that once we had one site implemented that others would follow, and that has been the case,” said Jade Software Managing Director David Lindsay. “We are delighted to be working with Penn Terminals and to strengthen our market position in the United States."
Implementation at the Penn Terminals cargo port is scheduled to begin in August.
Lindsay added that following the success of Master Terminal in the Middle East, the company was beginning to explore opportunities with fast growing mixed cargo ports on the African continent. - Eric Johnson