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September 5, 2019

Tideworks, Liebherr, Enter Cooperation Agreement

  • Liebherr container cranes in the port of Cleveland, Ohio (Port of Cleveland)
  • Thomas Rucker, president of Tideworks (CREDIT: Tideworks)
  • Liebherr container cranes in the port of Cleveland, Ohio (Port of Cleveland) Liebherr container cranes in the port of Cleveland, Ohio (Port of Cleveland)
  • Thomas Rucker, president of Tideworks (CREDIT: Tideworks) Thomas Rucker, president of Tideworks (CREDIT: Tideworks)

The two companies to cooperate on offerings for the global supply chain.

Tideworks Technology announced cooperation activity with Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. (LCC).

This is Tideworks’ first cooperation with an equipment manufacturer and demonstrates a progression of its efforts to provide the global supply chain with next-generation TOS solutions and innovative options that include both software and hardware in a harmonized approach. The cooperation will allow terminal operators to leverage tightly integrated TOS and lifting equipment in future offerings.

“We are excited to collaborate with Liebherr, given their depth of crane experience, in order to provide terminal operators with a streamlined solution to meet their technology and equipment needs,” said Thomas Rucker, president of Tideworks. “The ability to offer Tideworks’ TOS pre-integrated with Liebherr’s cranes and handling equipment will provide terminal operators significant cost savings and reduce time to implementation.”

In the initial phase of the cooperation, the companies will install Traffic Control™, Tideworks’ equipment control system (ECS), and Tideworks Insight®, its data platform, at LCC’s test facility. Existing customer sites where Tideworks and LCC are both present will benefit from enhanced automation and optimization capabilities. Future terminal customers, both brown and greenfield, can take advantage of a complete equipment and software solution that is applicable across the terminal and fully flexible in terms of any future automation requirements.

“The opportunity to cooperate with Tideworks helps us augment our innovative offerings to meet our customers’ evolving needs,” said Paul Bolger, head of product management with LCC. “Terminal operators are continuing to invest in and deploy solutions that will enhance their business and lower operating costs. The ability to integrate Tideworks’ TOS software into our equipment will help optimize their efforts and add value to their operations through more efficient and intelligent cargo handling and management.”

Tideworks’ TOS solutions will be fully implemented and configured at LCC’s Killarney test environment by the end of 2019.

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