Understanding General Cargo: Challenges and Opportunities

During this webinar, you will hear from Martin Bardi, VP of Global Sales at Octopi by Navis, who will discuss some of the unique elements of general cargo operations and the challenges they present. Luc Castera, Director of Product at Octopi by Navis, will discuss some of the best practices and tools available to general cargo terminals for successfully responding to these challenges. He will also share some of the Octopi features and functionality designed to meet the needs of terminals handling general cargo.

Finally, Rommel Edwards, Assistant Manager at Barbados Port Inc., will share some of his experiences managing a mixed cargo operation and how his terminal has used Octopi to improve efficiency, streamline operations and establish clarity for the business.


About our Presenters:


Rommel Edwards, Assistant Manager, MIS Barbados Port Inc.

Rommel “Iceman” Edwards is a Certified Port Executive and Software Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in designing and developing software aimed at simplifying port processes and ultimately enhancing trade facilitation. He is responsible for the development of a number of business-critical software innovations at BPI that the terminal uses to streamline operations and maintain productivity across their different business streams.


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.


Martin Bardi, VP Global Sales, Octopi by Navis

With over 25 years in the business⁠—20 of which he has spent working with Navis and its products⁠—Martin Bardi has an unparalleled knowledge of the maritime shipping industry and its nuances. Prior to focusing on Octopi and XVELA, Mr. Bardi was VP and General Manager at Navis for all sales, support and professional services in the Latin American region. He started at Navis in 1999 as a Senior Project Manager in the professional services department and has provided support on dozens of implementations.