Meratus Line, an Indonesian container shipping company, has invested in a software-as-a-service-based digital optimisation tool
The Surabaya-headquartered company has invested in an integrated liner-management system operating on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Known as Allegro, the software was developed by CyberLogitec and tailored for activities in container shipping from pricing and booking to delivery, enabling monitoring of operational efficiency and management of operating costs.
Meratus operates a fleet of 56 vessels, 40,000 box containers and 30 container liner services, connecting more than 30 ports across the Indonesian archipelago.
Explaining the decision to make the investment, Meratus Line chief executive Kamlesh Devchand said “The ability to integrate and automate all our shipping functions will be vital to our push for greater customer value from here and into the future.”
“The deployment of Allegro SaaS is a key component in our digital transformation strategy.
“By enabling all data to be accessible on any device, anywhere, any time, it will improve decision-making, enable great efficiency gains and deliver improved customer satisfaction.”
Meratus expanded its fleet this year with two vessels. In February, Meratus Waigeo, a 15,174-dwt vessel with an 814-TEU capacity joined the fleet, while Meratus Waingapu, with the same dwt and TEU capacity, was acquired in May this year.