Maritech and Timpex collaborate in digitalization of seafood logistics

Software firms Maritech and Timpex announce a new milestone in the cooperative digitization between exporters, carriers, and customs agents with the development of a new collaboration portal to manage logistics.

Maritech, a key developer of industry-specific software solutions for the seafood sector, and Timpex, a leading provider of software solutions for the transport and logistics industry, are today delighted to announce their strategic partnership to together develop what will be the most complete portal solution for seafood exports to date. Through the portal, all parties in the value chain will gain immediate visibility into the product flow, connecting and collaborating more closely to rapidly and significantly improve performance and control while creating a digital interaction that increases efficiency.

Together with the pilot customers Coast Seafood, Cermaq Norway, DB Schenker and with support from Innovation Norway, the companies will deliver a package of transport applications which will connect exporters, carriers, and customs agents in a common portal. Maritech and Timpex’s existing software solutions form the basis for the cooperation, and given the solid market position of both firms, they expect the solution to be quickly adopted by the market.

“This area is a natural extension of our service offerings. Our products are tailored to the trade of seafood. In previous projects, we have enabled traceability from origin to end customer in the B2B marketplace. With this project, we expand the information flow to include logistics providers, which enables digital communication between seafood exporters, carriers and customs suppliers.”

Janne T. Morstøl, CEO Maritech

“This collaboration links the players in the value chain together, providing unique opportunities for reuse of data, reduced manual data processing and thus reduced risk of error. Additionally, when you collect all data in one place and make it available to all parties – in real time –  you get a completely different overview, control and documentation. This is digitization in practice.”

Øystein Søraas, CEO Timpex.

The project is phase-shifted over 3 years, but given the robust systems that underly it, one expects to have the first prototype ready for testing by pilot customers by the summer.