Adani Ports remotely deploys TCS solution for digital transformation of Mundra port

Adani Ports remotely deploys TCS solution for digital transformation of Mundra port
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24 Jun, 2020

Information technology services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has remotely deployed its DynaPORT solution at the Mundra shipping terminal of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ).

The shipping terminal operating system, implemented remotely through the Mumbai-based company’s Secure Borderless Workspaces platform, will help the shipyard automate and optimise operations, TCS said in a statement.

APSEZ is the country’s largest private port operator and end-to-end logistics provider. The infrastructure firm operates 11 ports and terminals, representing 24% of India’s port capacity.

According to the country’s largest software exporter, its DynaPORT solution is deployed at more than 80 terminals across the globe and helps with 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 by leveraging digital platforms.

“We are bringing our solutions to help customers achieve their business objectives even in uncertain times. This implementation is a testament to the effectiveness of the Secure Borderless Workspaces model,” Sridharan Narayanan, global head of ports and cargo, and the unit head for travel, transportation and hospitality at TCS, said.  

With DynaPORT, APSEZ expects to reduce its total cost of ownership, improve terminal performance, accelerate business transformation and ensure resource optimisation, the statement said. Additionally, the remote implementation bears witness to the fact that terminal operators roll out applications faster virtually, it said.

“With the announcement of 75% work from home by TCS, it gave us the inspiration, and the site team was also up to the mark to take it forward,” Unmesh Abhyankar, joint president at the CEO office for APSEZ, said.

Earlier this week, US president Donald Trump suspended foreign work permits, including the H-1B visa, which is used most by technology companies, including TCS. 

Last week, the company expanded its alliance with Armonk, New York-based IBM to help clients accelerate digital and cognitive enterprise transformations to the IBM public cloud using Cloud Paks. 

Around the same time, San Mateo, California and Chennai-based customer engagement software solutions provider Freshworks announced a partnership with TCS to build and market solutions for marketing, sales, support and IT solutions management for enterprises.