Escalate to the Cloud: Benefits of SaaS-based Technologies

The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects has made remote work and centralized planning an imperative for ports and terminals. Most terminals are quickly realizing that cloud solutions are the only way to make these imperatives a reality. Demand for flexible, efficient and cost effective technology solutions in ports and terminals has never been higher.

Terminals are increasingly looking towards new cloud solutions with a software as a service (SaaS) model to run their operations. These cloud solutions can lower a terminal's total costs of ownership, allow for easy upgrades, flexibility of use across multiple locations and more effective security than on premises solutions.

In this webinar, "Escalate to the Cloud: Benefits of SaaS-based Technologies," hosted by Transport Events and sponsored by Navis, you'll learn:

  • Why the demand for SaaS-based solutions is growing in the maritime industry and the benefits that can bring
  • Best practices in managing cloud operations for security and reliability
  • A case study from the Caribbean Port Services in Haiti highlighting how the terminal has utilized the cloud to optimize their terminal operations.


About our Presenters:


Luc Castera, Founder & Product Director, Octopi by Navis

Luc Castera is the founder of Octopi, a SaaS platform used by cargo port terminals to manage their operations. He has a passion for helping businesses improve their operations by using modern software tools and making data-driven decisions. Before starting Octopi, Mr. Castera was the CTO of Intellum, where he led the development of Tribe Social and the Exceed Learning Management Software for clients like Google, Snapchat, Cricket Wireless, and Allied Universal.


Ajay Bhardwaj, Sr Director of Product Management

Ajay Bharadwaj is responsible for Navis's cloud initiatives and SaaS application offerings. Ajay brings expertise in launching products to cloud environments, security, and pricing and licensing models. Prior to joining Navis, Ajay held leadership positions in product management across Enterprises in the Networking and Security domains. Ajay has a BS & MS in Computer Science. He also holds a MBA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Marc-Aleix, Director of Operations for Caribbean Port Services S.A.

Marc-Aleix has over ten years experience working in the maritime industry in operations, planning, business development, customer service and sales roles. Marc-Aleix worked on the Octopi implementation taking the port from paper processes to a cloud-based modern TOS. In his current role, Marc-Aleix heads the Stevedoring, Import and Export Yard, Reefer Yard, Delivery and Customer Service departments, as well as the newly opened Consolidated Warehouse which also uses the Octopi software for its operations.