Millions of packages are ordered worldwide every day, and with so many consumers expecting their deliveries in a timely manner, shipping and automation have started to be more commonly associated together. Usually, when you hear shipping, you think of a barge carrying a container and a long journey. Still, a leader in the marine operations software field is looking to gain valuable control and provide automation to help speed up the processes.
Working with AIS services provider, ShipTracks, Helm Operations has debuted a new set of features designed to prevent companies from “missing any more jobs” in their ports.
Helm Connect Jobs
Helm CONNECT Jobs is currently the most widely used dispatch software in the industry. It is designed to manage your jobs from planning & scheduling through invoicing & revenue reporting. The program’s goal is to improve your bottom line by enhancing your logistics and streamlining your operations.
The leader in AIS vessel tracking, ShipTracks provides additional insight into “where and when” by providing reporting and management tools to assist in tracking.
Now that you know how the two work, let’s understand how they can be more efficient when combined. With new features launched by both, the two work together seamlessly to provide more insight and automation capabilities, allowing both the vendor and the customer to better plan for the shipping and receiving of the goods. Automation can add additional peace of mind with automatic updates and reporting. By combining the planning phase with the tracking phase, more insight is provided than ever before. Furthermore, it doesn’t end with better reporting and tracking.
The Real Automation
With the two software’s working in tandem, towage schedules for tugs can now automatically be scheduled. The notifications going out to the various process owners allow them to get head starts on the different processes, creating a more seamless transition from the ship to the shore.
As the world continues to develop new tech, we can expect it to make its way into the shipping industry.