Ships moored at harbor terminals for discharge or loading, trains and trucks to be loaded, last minute schedule changes, differences in weights, and myriad handling and invoice agreements—all of these activities and more demonstrate the complexity of dry bulk cargo handling. CGI’s Terminal Management System (TMS) is an innovative solution that supports the core business functions involved in dry bulk terminal management. It provides complete oversight and control over terminal logistics and performs all administrative handling.


CGI’s approach to supporting dry bulk terminal management covers both technical and organizational aspects. It is essential for a dry bulk terminal system to be aligned with the terminal’s organizational processes. CGI therefore focuses on tailoring its implementation process to the specific rules and requirements of the organization.

Standard TMS functions include:

  • Visual representation of the terminal
  • Customer management
  • Contract management
  • Order intake
  • Order handling and logistics
  • Invoicing
  • Stock management
  • Execution registration
  • Interface with production control systems
  • Notifications to external parties
  • Reporting

Optional modules include:

  • Interface with terminal’s equipment (e.g., weigh bridges, wagon loaders, process control systems, etc.)
  • Interface with personnel management (e.g., hour registration, shift planning, etc.)
  • Other bespoke functions


TMS delivers the following benefits to terminal operators focused on driving efficiencies and performance:

  • Integrated central solution for contracts, orders, planning, measuring, invoicing and reporting
  • Clear overview of stock, running processes and planning by visual presentation and clear schematic presentations
  • Clear information publishing for customers and agents on a website
  • Combined administration of contracted, weighted, gauged and “lost” weights
  • High flexibility towards last minute order changes
  • Advanced invoicing
  • Immediate reporting facilities and extensive information storage for later analysis and reporting