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SaaS, The Cloud, and On-Premise Solutions: What Terminal Operators Need to Know

Too often we find software providers touting their cloud capabilities. At conferences you can’t go more than 20 yards without someone mentioning “the cloud”. And time and time again, everyone seems to simply nod their head in agreement - without fully understanding what the term really means. In the

All the February Shipping News You Don't Want to Miss

It’s full steam ahead for 2017, and here at Octopi we’re ready to embrace this year’s World Maritime Day theme: Connecting, ships, ports, and people. The interconnectedness of the maritime sector has never been more prominent - just look at the highlights from last month’s shipping
These 3 Proxy Metrics Can Give your Terminal a Competitive Edge

These 3 Proxy Metrics Can Give your Terminal a Competitive Edge

Ask any seasoned executive, and they will tell you that metrics are critical in tracking company performance. We wrote about important KPIs to track in a terminal, but when it comes to operational performance evaluation, management should also be tracking proxy metrics. A proxy metric or variable is an indirect

The Different Types of Stripping and Stuffing (Infographic)

Ever wonder about the different types of stripping and stuffing at a port terminal? We created an infographic to break down these terms and concepts to help illustrate what happens to cargo at ports. Read on below to learn more shipping industry terms and be sure to share the infographic
5 Predictions for the Shipping Industry in 2017

5 Predictions for the Shipping Industry in 2017

After an unprecedented 2016, the shipping industry has given us a lot to think about. Trade growth was stagnant in 2016, stuck at 2015 levels of 2.8%. Hanjin left $14B worth of goods at sea. Flexport raised USD $65MM in venture capital to forever change freight forwarding. Uber acquired

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