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GB Group to Implement Tideworks Technology for Greenfield Terminal in Haiti

We’re happy to report that news of Port Lafito’s terminal operating system selection hit the press on Tideworks Technology®’s website on July 22nd of last year. Read the full article here:

GB Group to Implement Tideworks Technology for Greenfield Terminal in Haiti
Tideworks’ New Infrastructure Project at Port Lafito to Leverage Benefits of Modern Terminal Operating System
Seattle, WA — Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tideworks Technology®, Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that GB Group has selected to implement Tideworks terminal operating system (TOS) solutions for its greenfield container terminal, Port Lafito, S.A., in Haiti.

Located just 19 kilometers north of the Port-au-Prince industrial zone and international airport, Port Lafito’s primary objective is to deliver a modern port and terminal operations to efficiently serve the needs of both Haitian and international markets. Port Lafito forms part of an integrated economic zone project being developed by GB Group on 300 hectares of privately owned land. The project lies at the crossroads of two major highways, which lead directly to the country’s agricultural heartland, and aligns with the government’s goals of decentralization and promotion of infrastructure development outside the congested city of Port-au-Prince.

“We are very excited about this project, which will have significant economic impact on Haiti and the region,” states Pierre Liautaud, project manager for Port Lafito. “We knew we would need a comprehensive TOS solution to help us manage what will be Haiti’s first modern container terminal, and we couldn’t be happier with our selection of Tideworks. Its solutions fully map to our envisioned operations and will provide us with the tools we need to be productive and efficient. We look forward to working with their team.”

The project will include the deployment of Tideworks’ Mainsail Vanguard® core TOS, Forecast® web portal, Spinnaker Planning Management System®, and its Traffic Control™ equipment dispatch system:

GB Group, Port Lafito & Tideworks

Tideworks will furnish all associated implementation services, including project management, software configuration and installation, user training and go-live assistance. Post go-live, Tideworks will deliver its platinum software maintenance and support services, which include 24/7 technical support and all software upgrades. Tideworks will also provide Port Lafito on-going, remote support of the IT infrastructure under an information technology services agreement.

“The importance of this port project for a nation still recovering from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake cannot be overstated,” says Michael Schwank, president of Tideworks Technology. “We are pleased to play a part in helping Port Lafito become an efficient, modern cargo handling facility and thrilled to be working with the great folks at GB Group.”

In addition to the port terminal, the group operates an off-dock container yard, which will also be managed by the Tideworks TOS solution. Project implementation is scheduled for completion in Q1 2015, when Port Lafito expects to commence terminal operations.

About GB Group

The GB Group is one of the leading private industrial groups in the Caribbean and the first multinational originating from Haiti. Its operations span to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Saint Maarten, Panama and the Unites States. The GB Group collaborates with over 4,000 employees and is comprised of numerous affiliates operating in industries such as agriculture, construction, consumer goods, energy, infrastructure, trading & logistics. For more information about GB Group, visit www.gbgroup.com.

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 65,000 users at 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, visit www.tideworks.com/.”

Source: “GB Group to Implement Tideworks Technology for Greenfield Terminal in Haiti.” Tideworks Technology · Terminal Operations Management and Planning Solutions. Tideworks Technology, 22 July 2014. Web. 09 Feb. 2015. <http://www.tideworks.com/company/news/article/?id=78>.