Operated by QAPCO manufacturing subsidiary Qatofin, Mesaieed Terminal annually handles around 250,000 TEU of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) resin beads.
LLDPE is a popular secondary material used worldwide for making various grades of protective plastic packaging films and bags.
An important Persian Gulf feeder terminal, the QAPCO/Qatofin Mesaieed facility combines integrated coastal manufacturing and shipment operations. Autostore CTMS is designed by leading terminal software specialists Central Systems & Automation: the Mesaieed Terminal application will go live in 2009 and is being implemented jointly with Ideal Solutions, the Autostore regional partner in Qatari capital Doha.
In addition to the core Autostore CTMS, QAPCO/Qatofin have opted for the Autostore Vessel Planning, EDI and Move Optimisation modules to ensure seamless, fast and efficient control of all container movements and manifests in line with the demands of the business. The joint Central Systems/Ideal Solutions team will also look after testing, configuration, implementation, training and software support aspects for Mesaieed Terminal.
Ahmad Bourini, the BDO at Ideal Solutions, says:
“Qatofin intends to become the global preferred supplier of LLDPE products and such ambition requires a proven and robust software architecture able to absorb growth and add both financial and operational value to the business at every stage. Autostore provides exactly the proven combination of power, flexibility and return on investment that Qatofin is looking for.”
Adds Andrew McKaig, Commercial Director at Central Systems & Automation, “QAPCO/Qatofin is a dynamic organisation offering high quality product to a global market and Mesaieed Terminal represents another milestone in Autostore’s growth in the Middle East. Geared closely to the needs of their business, Autostore will deliver significant efficiency and productivity gains that will significantly enhance throughput and profitability while providing a strong development platform for the future.”
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