Virginia Chooses Nicom Maritime

January 9, 2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Nicom Maritime (, a division of Nicom IT Solutions of Halifax won a contract this week to install a seaport software system for the Virginia International Terminals in Norfolk, Virginia.

The system, once deployed, will measure container movement throughout the seaport and outward from it. It will also provide metrics designed to help the port minimize the amount of time that containers sit idle.

As the fifth largest container port in the United States, Virginia handles about a million containers per year. With over 32 thousand feet of rail track within its facilities, getting immediate feedback on its usage is a priority.

This win is the latest in a string of software engineering contracts won by Nicom. In the past year Nicom Maritime added three other new seaport clients: the Port of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, the Hamilton Port Authority, and the Laurentian Pilotage Authority.

The firm has done other seaport-related work in Atlantic Canada, the Great Lakes region, the Caribbean, Philadelphia, and Jacksonville Florida, and is on track to open up new markets elsewhere.

“Our work in the seaport industry has been the catalyst that has allowed Nicom to grow beyond Atlantic Canada,” says Pat d’Entremont, Partner at Nicom. “With new clients in the United States and throughout Canada, we are seeing growth that we expect will continue for years to come.”

Nicom IT Solutions, owned by David Nicholson and Pat d’Entremont, is an IT professional services firm based in Halifax which specializes in IT consulting, software development, technical support, Internet marketing, and web design and development.

Media Contact:
Pat d’Entremont, Nicom Maritime