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Jade seals Brazilian deal, sets foot into South America

The largest privately owned port operator in the world has signed on with Kiwi tech firm Jade Software, marking its entry into the growing South American market.

The largest privately owned port operator in the world has signed on with Kiwi tech firm Jade Software, marking Jade's entry into the growing South American market.

Master Terminal, Jade’s specialist logistics software, will be used by Gulftainer to streamline its Port of Recife operations in Brazil.

The Port of Recife is the logistics hub for the capital of the State of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil and the centre of a busy industrial area. 

Gulftainer will operate a berth at Port of Recife and use Master Terminal to handle 50,000 containers and 200,000 tons of cargo per year.

This is Jade’s third deal with Gulftainer, the previous deals being for Ruwais in Abu Dhabi and Umm Qasr in Iraq.

Logistics director for Jade Howard Wren said the partnership extended a "very important" business relationship.

According to Wren, the Port of Recife deal is the latest in a series of international wins for the company and firmly plants Master Terminal into one of the fastest growing world markets. 

Peter Richards, group managing director at Gulftainer, said Jade was a strategic partner for cost-effective and flexible terminal operating systems.

“As we continue to expand our global footprint and investment into key markets such as Brazil, our partnership with Jade will deliver systems that help us manage complex multi-terminal and mixed cargo environments.” 

Jade’s port solutions are already in other international locations such as Doha, Italy, Iraq, Georgia, the United Arab Emirates and Poland.