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November 20, 2019

Ocean Network Express Chooses TPS Valparaíso To Launch XVELA Collaborative Platform in Latin America

The implementation, part of a partnership with TPS and XVELA, will be the starting point for a global collaboration initiative

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XVELA, the world's first maritime business network for ocean carriers and terminal operators, announced that Ocean Network Express (ONE) and TPS Valparaiso have successfully implemented XVELA as part of a partnership between the three companies announced earlier this year.

ONE selected XVELA to help improve visibility and efficient data exchanges between various stakeholders and chose TPS Valparaiso as the launch point for its global collaboration campaign. Centrally located in Chile, TPS Valparaiso is one of the most important terminals in Chile. Through this implementation, ONE and TPS Valparaiso will be able to streamline communication between ONE's planners and terminal operators and collaborate in real-time.

"Our focus is to offer a superior service to our customers, and XVELA provides us with functions that allow better integration between the shipping company and the terminal, which means better planning of our ships," said Paulo Biazotti, Vice President LAWC, ONE. "We chose TPS for this project because of its proactivity offering innovation in a market as traditional as shipping, and because we share a similar approach to customer solutions."

In a statement, TPS General Manager Oliver Weinrich said that TPS is "...very honored that ONE has chosen to work with us on this project, in a totally pioneering way in Chile, which at the same time reaffirms our fluid and instantaneous way, in key aspects for operational coordination."

XVELA's shared platform will provide visibility on the arrival and stability of ships coming into the terminal and will help maximize the efficiency of TPS vessel calls. Improving the communication that underpins this historically painstaking process will go a long way towards helping both carriers and terminals maximize returns and optimize operations.

"We believe shared data and communication will improve operations and efficiencies at terminals across the globe," said Sumitha Sampath, VP of Operations at XVELA. "This partnership with ONE and TPS Valparaiso will help facilitate cloud-based communication in real-time and provide a platform to drive transparency and collaboration among partners."

For more information, visit www.xvela.com.

More information: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191120005703/en/Ocean-Network-Express-Chooses-TPS-Valpara%C3%ADso-Launch

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