Insight • July 8 ,2024

SLS Bucharest Intermodal Terminal Goes Live with Navis Octopi by Kaleris

TOPIC • Terminal Operations (TOS)

SLS BUCHAREST INTERMODAL TERMINAL has gone live with Navis Octopi by Kaleris in June 2024.

(Manno, Switzerland, July 3, 2024) – Navis Octopi by Kaleris is a cloud-based Terminal Operating System (TOS) that optimizes operations and increases the visibility of cargo movements for terminals and their customers. Designed to handle various cargo types, including containers and general cargo, the easy-to-use system has resulted in a smooth ramp-up process for the new terminal, streamlining yard planning, cargo tracking, and communication with carriers and other customers.  

The results the terminal and its customers have experienced with Navis Octopi include: 

  • Accelerated train discharge thanks to simplified digital planning capabilities. Offsite planners can create a train plan in advance, providing the onsite team with readily available, accurate information to expedite their activities.  
  • Efficient coordination of reachstacker movements across their site.  
  • An enhanced experience for customers by providing visibility into the real-time location and status of their cargo, which customers can access directly through Octopi. The system also proactively emails delivery receipts from truck interchanges to customers once the activity is complete. 

In this context, DSP – Data and System Planning, a technological Company specialized in Ports & Terminals Industry since 1986 and certified as a Kaleris implementation partner for its Navis brand solutions, has provided business process mapping, TOS selection support,  gap analysis, systems configuration, and operational implementation support acting as a Solution Integrator for SLS.  

SLS Bucharest Intermodal Terminal has gone live with a cloud-based Terminal Operating System (TOS), Navis Octopi by Kaleris.


“I want to thank everyone who contributed to the implementation of Octopi project. Octopi is not just a step forward in our digital evolution, but also a confirmation of our commitment to providing our customers with high-quality services characterized by promptness and reliability. This terminal operating system will enable more efficient management of freight flows, better communication among all parties involved, and optimized use of our resources.” Says Sorin Pangrate – SLS Terminal Manager. 

“We are pleased with the impressive results that SLS has achieved using Octopi, especially because these benefits extend to their customers as well,” said Carlos Lopez Barbera, VP of Product Management at Kaleris. “Delivering innovation that optimizes cargo movement for all stakeholders across the supply chain is integral to the mission of Kaleris. With their outstanding commitment to customer service, SLS is well-positioned for sustained growth.” 

“This achievement marks a significant milestone in our commitment to enhancing operational efficiency and technological innovation in the container terminal industry. DSP’s extensive experience in terminal digitalization, combined with our competence and innovative attitude, has been instrumental in delivering this advanced solution. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact this will have on operations and the satisfaction of our customer.” Says Marco Fehmer – DSP Ceo 

About SLS 

SLS Cargo is the logistics and transport operator owned by FAN Courier. It operates exclusively, following an investment made in P3 Bucharest A1, one of the most modern and advanced industrial parks in Romania. With this, SLS Cargo confirms its medium and long-term development strategy announced in 2020, immediately after joining the FAN Courier portfolio. 

About Kaleris 

Kaleris is a leading provider of cloud-based supply chain execution and visibility technology solutions. Many of the world’s largest brands rely on Kaleris to provide mission-critical technology for yard management, terminal operations, transportation management, maintenance and repair operations, and ocean carrier & vessel solutions. By consolidating supply chain execution software assets across major nodes and modes, we address the dark spots and data gaps that cause friction and inefficiency in the global supply chain. For more information, visit 

About DSP – Data and System Planning 

Based in Switzerland and founded in 1986, DSP Data and System Planning provides worldwide IT solutions and business operation consultancy taking advantage of its specialised and proven know-how in informatics technologies applied to the shipping industry, port and terminal management and intermodal transportation. DSP has been a NAVIS partner since 2007 covering all implementation, support, optimization and customization services.