project management

Port and cargo terminal operators are extremely busy. Our project management services support the existing staff with as-needed managers and technical resources. Our personnel have a terminal operating management background. For both technology implementations, and civil engineering projects, we serve as advocates for the port, line or terminal operator. We become a part of their team, and assist with the management and direction of engineering, vendors and technical consultants.

Cargo Velocity provides project management services including:

  • TOS Implementation
    Partner with vendors, plan data migration, testing, training, go-live
  • Automation
    Identify opportunities, assess requirements, evaluate risks, coordinate planning
  • RFP/Responses
    Document requirements and create questionnaire
    Compile, summarize, tabulate, and rank responses
    Define follow-up activities, participate in vendor meetings
  • TOS Analysis
    Document current operations and business practices
    Analyze future interfaces, processes, and opportunities
    Identify gaps

The Pasha Group Pier 51 Honolulu Terminal: TOS Implementation

Cargo Velocity was hired by The Pasha Group in 2014 to act as the implementation partner for the installation of the Navis N4 TOS at the Pier 51 Honolulu Terminal. Cargo Velocity acted as the implementation partner, interacting with terminal and Horizon Lines staff, coordinating efforts among multiple vendors, and contributing to implementation activities. From configuration and data conversion to go-live planning, our consultants were involved in every aspect of the project.

The N4 implementation was completed within 90 days from signing to go-live, a record for the TOS vendor. The Pasha Group called this "an absolutely phenomenal accomplishment - a well-executed plan by a dedicated, tireless team."

Activities included:

  • Project Management
    • Progress tracking, status reporting
    • vendor liason
  • Requirements Analysis and Gap Identification
    • Evaluate links to 3rd party providers, define connections to transport corridors (e.g. road, rail, barge)
    • Identify future improvements (process changes, technology benefits)
  • System Configuration, Data Migration, Testing
    • Gate configuration and live equipment testing
  • Go-live Support
    • Resource scheduling
    • End user training
    • Detailed cutover plan
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