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Hapag-Lloyd rolls out XVELA carrier collaboration services

Hapag-Lloyd has announced plans to implement XVELA’s collaboration services to increase transparency throughout the transportation supply chain and more efficiently employ assets and resources.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Hapag-Lloyd and XVELA, an affiliate of Navis, plan to initiate the global rollout on one of Hapag Lloyd’s premier Latin American services and will continue to broaden throughout its terminal partners. This ‘Phase One’ rollout will leverage XVELA’s services to further enhance communication and collaboration between Hapag-Lloyd planners and terminal partners.

Joern Springer, senior director fleet support, Hapag-Lloyd, commented: “Working together with XVELA will create an increased advantage for Hapag-Lloyd and its partners. Through increased visibility throughout the transport chain, all involved parties will be able to optimise asset and resource planning – resulting in greater accuracy and a considerable improvement of collaboration levels.”

XVELA will provide benefits to both Hapag-Lloyd and its terminal partner network, allowing both sides to leverage the advantages of real-time data sharing, visibility i.e. into MACS3 stability and/or lashing results, and integration with the TOS.

“Hapag-Lloyd, recognised as an innovative industry leader committed to delivering superior customer services, will collaborate with its terminal network in XVELA to share critical information in real time. The optimization of stowage across each of their services will further improve operational efficiency and consistency,” said Martin Bardi, VP of Global Sales for XVELA and NCVS. “The network effect of on-boarding another large global carrier will serve as a catalyst for other carriers and terminals to follow.”{/mprestriction}

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