Jade Software signs new port clients, tips further US wins

The port management software developer has gained traction since spinning off its Wynyard forensic software unit.

Christchurch-based Jade Software secured 19 new port clients for its Master Terminal port management suite in the quarter to the end of September, it announced on Monday.

The wins have been in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, but Jade is tipping significant wins in the the US over the next six months. Implementations are currently under way in Africa, Europe, the US, and Central America, the company said.

Master Terminal is designed for use in mixed cargo ports, a highly complex area and the fastest-growing segment of the market, according to Jade.

David Lindsay

"Demand has been building for the product over the last two years as legacy systems struggle to deal with demand for integration and visibility across the supply chain when managing mixed cargo and industry pressure," Jade managing director David Lindsay said.

Jade already claims Diversified Port Holdings, which operates five shipping terminals in the south east — two in Jacksonville, and one each in Mobile, New Orleans, and Port Everglades — as a US client.

Master Terminal has been Jade's major product since it spun off its Wynyard forensics software business in a NZ$65 million public listing on the NZX last July.

Lindsay said Jade is now focusing on building its capabilities in global markets.