Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has successfully deployed TCS DynaPORT, a state-of-the-art terminal operating system at Tilbury2 Ro-Ro, Forth Ports’ latest unaccompanied freight ferry terminal opened recently in London. TCS implemented this solution on schedule, 100% virtually during the COVID-19 lockdowns, leveraging the Secure Borderless Workspaces™ (SBWS™) model.
Tilbury2 Ro-Ro terminal is a 500,000-freight unit ferry terminal at the port of Tilbury on the River Thames, London. The bespoke terminal operates on unaccompanied freight mode, importing and exporting freight containing vital supplies for the UK, including food, drink and medicines to and from continental Europe. To streamline its operations, establish world-class benchmarks, and support its future growth, Forth Ports selected TCS’ DynaPORT as its terminal operating system. The platform is already implemented within Forth Ports Lo-Lo container terminals operating at the Port of Tilbury and the Port of Grangemouth in Scotland, allowing all three freight terminals to operate on the same IT platform.
TCS DynaPORT is a one-stop digital terminal operating solution that streamlines order-to-invoice processes and supports multi-modal (vessel, rail, truck and barge) and multi-purpose (container, break-bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk and ro-ro) requirements. It currently powers over 80 terminals across the globe.
The implementation, which commenced in February, was interrupted by the lockdowns announced soon after. The TCS team adopted SBWS, a transformative operating model that allows organizations to fully and seamlessly transition to virtual workspaces. Subsequently, all phases of the implementation – from design, development and testing to deployment, configuration and training – were successfully executed virtually in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.