EDS to deliver Melbourne Port freight efficiency portal

By: Jason Whittaker


Information technology provider EDS Australia has won a contract to deliver an online portal to improve container movement through the

Information technology provider EDS Australia has won a contract to deliver an online portal to improve container movement through the Port of Melbourne.

Minister for Roads and Ports Victoria Tim Pallas says the company will design, build and operate the Electronic Documentation and Information Transfer system (eDit) to integrate supply chain information into an online system.

Pallas says the initiative will boost efficiency around the port, which moves almost 40 per cent of Australia’s containers.

"The business of moving freight around the port can be a complex process," he says.

"We want to simplify this process and allow supply chain members to easily view shipping, transport and freight information."

The eDit system is intended to provide for berth bookings, the arrival and departure of vessels, container status updates and hazardous cargo movements.

"We believe this technology will assist in speeding-up container movements through the port," Pallas says.

Port of Valencia has already implemented the EDS model with positive results.

"Since implementing a single information model, the Port of Valencia has improved the time to process container movements; providing more than $5 Euro in savings per container," Pallas says.

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