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NetSuite Magazine (July 2014) - TRAER Keeps the World's Oceans Clean

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San Mateo, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/29/2014 -- Cleaning up the world’s waste is a highly regulated, data-driven business. Mopping up the collection of wastes, gray water, and used fuel from cruise ships, oil tankers, and cargo carriers is an especially data-critical challenge. Waste recycling and disposal are governed by multiple international and regional regulations. So waste recyclers need real-time data to stay on top of everything from types of wastes arriving in port to waste transport and ultimate disposal. NetSuite customer Tratamiento Ecologico de Residuos S.A.DEC.V (TRAER) is a fast-growing marine waste recycling company that services big ships docking at any of 13 ports in Mexico and South America. Each year, TRAER expects to service 800 ships.

That means tracking a lot of data. The information that TRAER needs to run its business effectively includes things such as the types of wastes and volume, ship’s owner and origin, services and equipment used, and the ultimate destination for disposal or reuse. The data is needed to meet government and international regulations as well as to forecast where equipment and other resources will be needed next, and to react rapidly to accidents or unexpected changes such as if one of TRAER’s transport partners brings a load of waste to a recycling plant that has already closed for the weekend.

Until a couple of years ago, TRAER relied on each of its locations to enter data on incoming ships and their requirements into a spreadsheet, which went to the central office in Mexico City. Because the spreadsheets were often formatted differently and the systems weren't integrated, producing a company-wide report required days of manual work. “It was difficult to get all of the information together to report on what was happening. Every port manager had a different system for taking the information,” says TRAER’s founder Alejandro Trillo.

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