São Paulo, March 3th, 2022 – Every day, hundreds of containers arrive at various ports throughout Brazil. Many of them end up damaged in the way, either by impacts or incorrect handling.
    In any case, in order for the repair be done correctly, there are several processes that must be followed for an appropriate resolution. In the most of the times, these processes are done manually, demanding precious time for the companies that manage the containers. 
    Recently, one of the largest cargo handling terminals in the world has partnered with eProfessionalTI, a Brazilian company that develops logistics integration systems precisely for this industry sector.
    According to Elienai Neves, Systems Development Director at eProfessionalTI, the system created by the startup offers ease and automation for companies that still perform procedures manually. "During the survey, instead of writing each damage on a four-way sheet of paper, the user will launch each of them into an application by selecting the desired items. With just one click on the screen, the user can specify whether that container needs the replacement of some item, repair or even washing", he says.
    In addition to facilitating cataloging, the system also assists in the calculation of maintenance costs. "The information automatically enters with the calculated values for each item or repair individually. It speeds up the whole process, removing manual processes once and for all", points out the manager.

    Process automation is one of the main differentials of eProfessionalTI's SISTER system — empty container terminal management module —. But the ease of integration with existing systems was what caught Maersk's attention. "Our platform is unique and data feed can be fully integrated with software from other companies, such as Maersk. They use the same system around the world and because they don't have to make any changes to adapt to SISTER, they chose us for this collaboration," says the director of development.
    In addition to the advantages already mentioned, Elienai points out that the platform minimizes the error rate to almost zero. "As everything is done in just a few clicks, without the need to write any item by hand, there is no such thing as not understanding the handwriting of some surveyor or even making some mistaken annotation, since the system will recognize that such a procedure is not possible and notify the user and the company about the conflict in the data",  Concludes.