Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar has acquired New Zealand based port terminal operating systems and software provider, Jade Logistics, and plans to merge it with its Navis operating systems division.
Jade is a leading supplier of operating systems for mixed cargo ports and claims that its Master Terminal software is the world’s leading terminal operating system for mixed cargo ports, providing a single integrated, real time view of all operations and data. Established in 1993 the company operates from offices in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, the Netherlands, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates. As part of Cargotec the Jade Logistics base in Christchurch will become the Navis ‘General Cargo Centre of Excellence’.
Navis president, Benoit de la Tour, said: “We are experiencing growing customer demand for general cargo services, and we feel Jade Logistics is ideally suited to enhance our product portfolio and our reach within this category. By joining forces with Jade Logistics, Navis is addressing a key complementary market and growth opportunity for the company and offering the industry the best of breed solution for general cargo.”