Octopi, part of Navis and Cargotec Corporation, the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for leading organizations throughout the global shipping industry, announced today that Savage has selected Octopi by Navis’ cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS) for its intermodal rail terminal in Idaho. The terminal is expected to be operational by mid-year 2021 and once complete, it will be a top agricultural gateway and Idaho’s first intermodal terminal.
This year, Savage has entered into an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad to construct and operate Savage Railport – Southern Idaho, the first intermodal terminal in Idaho. The terminal will provide a more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly option for agriculture producers and shippers to transport their products to Northwest seaports for export to Asia and other major global markets, and is projected to nearly double its initial operational output by the end of this year. Savage needed a TOS that would allow them to achieve their substantial growth and business goals, remain competitive with a modern, cloud-based platform and fill staffing gaps without the additional IT investment. Octopi was the natural choice to help them deliver tangible value that would positively impact the terminal’s operations.
“Conducting terminal operations in a safe, reliable and efficient manner is critical to Savage executing on our mission and purpose,” said Brig Skoy, Director of Business Development at Savage. “We believe Octopi provides a compelling platform that will deliver tangible value to this terminal’s overall productivity and augment growth for years to come.”
“Intermodal terminals provide many benefits to shipping and logistics stakeholders including more efficient, streamlined and cost-effective operations, as well as many environmental benefits,” said Martin Bardi, Vice President of Global Sales, Octopi by Navis. “We are thrilled that Savage has signed a subscription with Octopi by Navis to be the TOS behind its new operation, and we look forward to helping them achieve their business goals and provide the best output for their customers in the US and internationally once the terminal is complete this year.”