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DSP LAB celebrates 2 years

DSP LAB, founded in October 2020 from the two companies DSP and ITL, met in Chennai- Mamallapuram to celebrate company success.

A day-long celebration to all get together and share with their families the successes of the past two years when unfortunately there were not many opportunities to see each other.

In two years, DSP LAB doubled its staff that is fully integrated with DSP services and products offer worldwide.

DSP LAB specialised in N4 groovy extensions and software development, delivers quality assurance and live equipment testing services and can count on experienced operations consultants well equipped to support TOS implementation and optimisation projects.

The Automated N4 Testing Tool powered by ITL has been further developed and can now count on +200 scripts libraries to build customised terminal test case, effectively reducing testing lifecycle.

Working and travelling together as a team is an incredible opportunity to make the world a peaceful, empathic and multi-cultural place.

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DSP at Green Logistics Expo- Fiera di Padova, 5-7 October, Pad 7, stand B032

DSP will participate at Green Logistics Expo, an international event on the most advanced logistics topics. Come and visit us at our stand B032, Pad 7, we will show you what DSP can offer to improve your yard logistics.

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DSP is candidate for the Award of Ship2Shore as the best historical company in the category “Tradition and Resilience”

Ship2Shore, with the patronage of the main territorial and sectoral institutions, brings to Genova a Made in Italy event to award the achievements of a large number of successful companies and professionals distinguished with their merit in the transport sector. 

DSP Data and System Planning, after 36 years of major effort and deep commitment in the development and optimization of the sector, is candidate for the Award of Ship2Shore in the category “Tradition & Resilience”.

The Oscar of Italian Trasportation will take place in Genova, October 13th, Palazzo Ducale.

A qualified jury of sector experts will evaluate the preferences expressed through the votes of Ship2Shore Readers and, from a triad of nominations, will designate the winners of the 22 Categories.

Follow this link and vote for DSP for the Category n.19-Tradition and Resilience!

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DSP at TOC EUROPE 14-16 June-Rotterdam, Ahoy

The DSP team will be delighted to welcome you at our Stand C60 , from 14th to 16th June, Rotterdam-Ahoy.  Don’t miss DSP CEO Marco Fehmer speech about Terminal Efficiency the 14th June at 10am.

Register for free here 

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DSP to implement NAVIS N4 at Terminal Container Ravenna

Terminal Container Ravenna (TCR) celebrates its 20 years of business experience with motivating performance, and looks to the future with optimism and enthusiasm, confirming important investments in its structure. As the next step ahead, TCR started an innovative digital project, introducing NAVIS N4 as the terminal operating system (TOS), DSP DATAVIEW as its Business Intelligence System in order to increase efficiency and productivity and SEVEN by SIS as the customs management system.

The N4 implementation process will be managed, together with TCR Information Department, by the Swiss based Navis partner, DSP Data and System Planning, the first Navis partner worldwide since 2007, who will work directly with TCR. DSP will provide configuration, testing, field extensions, optimisation, and go live support services, including localised training courses so that their management teams are up and running on N4 as quickly as possible.

TCR will also implement the Navis Advanced applications Prime Route and Expert Decking, as well as General Cargo to support their CFS operations, specialised in container stuffing and stripping.

Terminal Container Ravenna facilities located in Italy in Ravenna are well suited for operations in the containerised cargo sector and integrated logistics. Due to its distinct geographic location, TCR represents a strategic gateway to manage the traffic flow to and from Central/Eastern and Central/Eastern European countries.

Operations are carried out over an area of about 250,000 square meters, one reserved quay which has a total length of over 670 meters and an alongside depth of about 11.5 meters. Vessels are operated by the latest generation of ship to shore cranes and by an efficient fleet of harbour mobile cranes and internal trucks. The latest dock crane, purchased in September, is being assembled and will be ready by the end of March.

The terminal has five rail tracks with a total length of 2,1 kilometer and it offers efficient connections with Marzaglia (Modena) and Segrate (Milan) areas, and thanks to the Melzo Hub connection can easily reach Central and North Europe. For example Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Benelux. TCR also provides reefer plug-in points capable of feeding more than 250 reefer containers and guarantees areas where dangerous containers can be stored.

“Here at TCR, we are actively tackling all organisational and operational methods so that we can improve and modernise our cargo handling processes,” said Milena Fico, General Manager at TCR. “We believe that innovation and people success are key to maintaining a high level of productivity. Therefore, introducing more and more sophisticated technology and equipment is an absolute requirement. We selected N4 and DATAVIEW to remain competitive in the industry, and we are confident that its reliability will carry us forward as we evolve.”

“DSP celebrates this year, 35 years of success and TCR’s decision to select our solutions after an accurate and professional market selection, witness the solidity and the quality of our products and excellence of our people,” said Marco Fehmer DSP CEO, “DSP will work closely with TCR to ensure a seamless transition to N4 and DATAVIEW so that they achieve their desired productivity and growth goals through optimised operations on a modern platform.”

Read full Press Release here

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DSP strengthens its presence in the Americas with the creation of DSP AMERICA

DSP Data and System Planning SA (DSP), the Swiss based technological and
consulting company dedicated to the container terminal and port industry,
celebrates its 35th anniversary by founding a fully owned and
new company in the U.S. under the brand DSP AMERICA Inc. to
strengthen its presence in the region.

Giambattista Ravano, DSP Chairman: “DSP
operations and competences are growing; working in the United States and the
Americas is strategic for DSP and the creation of this branch is the natural
consequence of the organic growth of our company. Following the creation of DSP
LAB in India and DSP Talumis in the Netherlands with proven technological
partners, we gave birth to DSP AMERICA as a natural expansion of DSP. We are a
company with a long history in this field and we are proud to proceed in a
challenging environment, in spite of the challenges presented by the global
health crisis. DSP is guided by its traditions, and as always it innovates
wherever it is logical and possible to do so, such as this new venture
promoting direct access to the American market.”

Marco Fehmer, DSP CEO and DSP AMERICA CEO: “DSP has been working for several years in the U.S. and Canada, but now it’s time to strengthen our effective presence, while still working with our historical partners; we want to be close to our customers and expand the business, offering our value to TOS project migration, terminal automation rollout, optimisation and daily support. Our Business Intelligence product, DATAVIEW, is already appreciated by many terminals in the region and the next step is to introduce Gemini, the Digital Twin of the Terminal.”

Download Press Release here

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DSP Gold sponsor of NAVIS CONNECT-November 9-11

DSP is Gold Sponsor of NAVIS CONNECT 2021, the NAVIS event that brings together customers, partners, technology experts and industry innovators for three days of keynote panel discussions and networking.

The event will be held in the three time zones, starting at 9:00 am and will end in the afternoon around 12:00 pm.

  • AMER: 9:00 am start time in Pacific Standard Time, Nov. 9-11
  • EMEA: 9:00 am start time in Central European Time, Nov. 9-11
  • APAC:  9:00 am start time in Hong Kong Time, Nov. 9-11

DSP will host three Breakout Sessions presenting “Simulation and Digitalization to optimise daily operations and TOS projects. Learn from business case the value of operational data forecasting to optimise resource allocation and how automated dry run scenario mitigates the risk of TOS projects”.

Tuesday 11/9 10 am CET EMEA
Tuesday 11/9 11:30 am PST time
Wednesday 11/10 10 am Hong Kong time

Learn more about the Full Agenda and Register to the event here

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DSP at TOC CONNECT 26-27 October-Rotterdam, Ahoy

The DSP team will be delighted to welcome you at our Stand n.24, from 26th to 27th October, Rotterdam-Ahoy. For Terminal Operators, the access to the Event is Free. Please register Here

Save the Date: Wednesday 27th October, 15:00-16:00 – DSP will participate to the Session “Spotlight on Digital Transformation” with a speech on “Data analysis and digital simulation to support daily operational decisions.”

TOC CONNECT goes digital: 18 October – 5 November, 3 weeks of Insightful  Learning, Engaging Discussions & Networking Opportunities. Meet DSP Team, ask for a meeting or a quick call. Registration of the virtual event is free. Please register Here

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DSP presents DSP Talumis B.V.

DSP Talumis B.V. is born from the synergy between DSP Data and System Planning S.A. and Talumis B.V. to develop digital simulation and forecasting for the Ports and Terminals industry.
“The strong competencies of DSP and Talumis are melded and give life to something unique and highly specialised in the market of ports and terminals”, says Giambattista Ravano DSP Chairman.

DSP has an excellent reputation, network, a highly skilled workforce and the same “Can Do” mentality. Our simulation and Digital Twin know-how together with the years of in-depth experience of DSP in the container terminal market, creates a very powerful combination”. states Steven Hamoen, Talumis CEO.

It’s been some months since the two companies began working together and thanks to their network of competences have developed a terminal Digital Twin: GEMINI.
Gemini has also been developed with the support of CSP Valencia Terminal, a partner who immediately believed in the project and actively cooperated to build the digital twin.

For more information, visit the GEMINI website.

Read the full press release.

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N4 upgrade completed at PD Ports

PD Ports successfully completed a major N4 upgrade from 2.6 to 3.8. DSP supported the terminal during this upgrade project, providing detailed use cases that were used during the testing phase, followed by remote testing support. During the recent upgrade Go-Live, 2 DSP senior consultants were onsite to support the operations 24/7, and assist with any issues raised.

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A new moon landing: climate neutrality for Europe

by Nicolo' Stoppino, DSP Product Sales

The Carbon Footprint reduction goes trough energy data analysis, monitoring and evaluation. The competitiveness of modern companies also passes inevitably through the reduction and optimization of energy costs and environmental parameters.

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February 2021
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Optimisation in the Digital Age

by Marco Fehmer, DSP CEO

In the era of Digitalisation and Automation there is still a key role played by humans, they take decisions, influence strategies, and motivate the people

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July/August 2020
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The container cycle and the data security

by Giambattista Ravano, DSP Chairman

Data security and how it is being faced in the world of shipping.

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October 2019
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Ravano’s family – 150 years of history

by Giambattista Ravano, DSP Chairman

150 years of entrepreneurship; from the first Brigantine to the containerisation

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The importance of being tested

by Marco Fehmer, CEO of DSP

Testing your TOS is crucial for the success of your project.

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June 2019
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Digital Revolution: using information to boost terminal performance

by Marco Fehmer, CEO of DSP

Collecting and rationalize data in the ocean of containers.

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June 2018
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Disruptive Technology and Smart Container Industry

by Marco Fehmer

The future of Automation in the Container industry.

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May 2017
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Economic justification in automation projects

by Marco Fehmer, General Manager, DSP

In the recent years of container terminal industry, equipment and process automation has become a common design guidelines for greenfields planning and brownfields revamping.

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May 2016