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Break Bulk, Bulk System By Year End

Fiji Ports Terminal Limited will introduce its third data processing system at the end of the year as it strives for a flawless data collection process. Chief executive officer Hasthika
27 May 2015 08:11

Fiji Ports Terminal Limited will introduce its third data processing system at the end of the year as it strives for a flawless data collection process.

Chief executive officer Hasthika Dela said they have completed about 60 per cent of this ongoing project.

The initial one was the yard planning system,  already  completed.

As one drives or walk past our main international shipping ports of entry, in Suva and Lautoka, one would have noticed a better organisation of the container yard.

The other system is the ship planning module which will gradually roll out in the next few weeks.

“I would say we have completed most of the requirements except for finance. We will focus on capturing break bulk and bulk information,” Mr Dela said of the ship planning module.

The challenge now lies ahead for the enterprise because of the nature of the cargo.

“Let’s take a look at a clinker import into the country. We gather that for instance, the clinker is carrying 20,000 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes of fuel.

“But apart from that we don’t have any other information. That is the challenge for us.”

Regardless, Mr Dela assured that the team at Fiji Ports Terminal were looking forward to integrate or to incorporate the entire cargo discharging into the main frame of the project.

“Once we are done by the end of the year, we are looking at completing the entire operation system.”

Why introduce THE system?

The relevance of the system implementation indicates Fiji Ports Terminal’s commitment to reaching new heights of efficiency and productivity which can benefit all stakeholders.

“What we are introducing here will benefit all the stakeholders including the ship end consignees,” Mr Dela said.

“If someone is measuring something with the intention of improving, that means that whoever comes into that category will benefit.”

For instance, only months ago, mounting a truck used to take as long as 60 minutes. But the efficiency as quick-to-respond process nowadays this has reduced idling time by 40 per cent.

“We monitor and we take measures to improve. Now we are doing this in 20 minutes.”

 

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