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About us

TransTech offers business and technology consulting services in the container logistics industry working with:

Container Terminals

Port Authorities

Depots

Ocean Carriers

Rail Carriers

Truckers

Industry Associations

Founded in 2005, TransTech consultants know the industry – operations, pricing, documentation, sales, marketing and IT.

Our Mission: Partnering with our clients, we provide experience and leadership to merge business goals with the efficient application of information technology, completing projects on time and on budget.

Principals

Founded by industry veterans in 2005, TransTech’s principals are:

Catherine Tiersten

Over 25 years in Container Transportation Operations, Sales, and Marketing

Principal, TransTech Partners, LLC

Co-founder of TransTech in 2005.

Senior Transportation Consultant – IBM

Responsible for management of clients, operations and staff for Global Transportation Solutions, LLC after acquisition by IBM.

COO of Global Transportation Solutions, LLC,

a Maersk – Eurogate company, for TOPS terminal operations system global sales and implementation. Directed Project Management teams for terminal operating system implementations in the U.S., Europe and Middle East. Acquired by IBM in 2004.

Senior Transportation Consultant – Americas Systems, Inc.

a custom software development company specializing in ocean transportation applications. Responsibilities included Project Management and Sales.

Sea-Land Service, Inc.

held a variety of positions in Terminal Operations; Logistics; Sales and Marketing.

Steve Bushey

Over 40 years’ experience in transportation information systems management for Ocean Carriers, Ports / Terminals, and Industry Associations

Principal, TransTech Partners, LLC

Co-founder of TransTech in 2005.

President of Global Transportation Solutions, LLC,

a Maersk – Eurogate company, for TOPS terminal operations system global sales and implementation.

Founder of Americas Systems, Inc.,

a custom software development company specializing in ocean transportation applications. Founded in 1989. Sold to Maersk Data in 2002.

IT Director at Sea-Land Service, Inc

responsible for Corporate Information Services and world-wide application development and deployment. Developed and managed corporate-wide systems that integrated 101 locations across five continents.

Case studies

Chassis Pool Management

Over the past few years chassis pools have become an integral part of the U.S. transportation industry. TTP was contracted by a major chassis pool manager to develop an RFP for the necessary IT systems needed to run the business. Two of the systems were relatively easy to select as established financial and maintenance and repair systems were readily available in the marketplace. For the chassis pool operating system, however, the client decided on a custom solution. TTP was hired to develop the unique application, including:

  • working with internal and external stakeholders to define the requirements;
  • develop functional and technical specifications used to construct the new application;
  • project management;
  • logic reviews;
  • training;
  • integration and user interface testing;
  • implementation; and
  • release management, hosting, and customer support.

The system went live in 2010. TTP supports all aspects of the application for 500 users, over 172,000 chassis, and in excess of 48 million EDI moves per year.

Industry Association Hiring System

An industry association operated a 22 year old, high cost system to hire Longshore labor for container, auto and cruise ship terminals in a major U.S. port. The client hired TTP to find a suitable replacement system. TTP:

  • began by understanding the uniqueness of the application;
  • captured the user requirements;
  • canvassed the marketplace;
  • assisted the client with vendor selection; and
  • managed the project including assisting with User training and Go Live.

The project came in on time and on budget. The new System hires and dispatches approximately 3,200 Longshoremen and Checkers for 24x7 operations with more than 8.1 million labor hours per year.

Functional areas include:

Port Authority Strategic Systems Assessment

A major US port with multiple operating entities had IT system redundancies which resulted in higher operating cost and inefficiencies. The Port Authority hired TTP to:

  • assess the full suite of IT applications supported by the client’s IT department;
  • evaluate the technical infrastructure (network, servers, etc.), operations and staff including external resources;
  • review the cost and resources necessary to support the systems and infrastructure;
  • evaluate opportunities and make recommendations for streamlining the maintenance and support.

The Port Authority accepted the recommendation and engaged TTP to help implement the solution. Various systems and support services were merged reducing complexity and saving the affiliated companies time, money and complexity.

TTP was subsequently hired to conduct a Risk Assessment of the Port Authority’s Systems Security Plan and respond to the annual state audit compliance findings related to information technology.

About us TransTech Partners, LLC
1199 Route 22, East
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Email: info@transtechpartners.com