Dispatch Dynamics. Incorporated in 2012

Dispatch Dynamics (DDI) is a South Carolina company, incorporated in late 2012 for the purpose of providing SaaS subscriptions and perpetual licenses for cloud-based dispatch/communications software to the maritime industry. 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  Dispatch Dynamics, Inc has a very pro-active and supportive Board of Directors.  James F. Kirkham (Columbia); Michael O. Bright (Isle of Palms);  Reid Nelson (Hickory, NC.); Robert C. Anderson (Jupiter, FL)


INDUSTRY ADVISORS:   Maritime Industry:  T. Larry Young, former Vice President and General Manager, SSA Cooper.  Information Technology: Robert C. Anderson, former Director of Product Development and Quality Assurance, ComputerAid, Inc.


INPUT FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS: To generate best practices and industry requirements for maritime dispatch software, CEO of DDI was provided with direct input from labor leaders, dispatchers, timekeepers, container carriers, direct employers (stevedores), port authorities, shipping associations and pension and welfare managers.


SOFTWARE HISTORY:  DDI was commissioned by the ILA and the USMX  to build a cloud-based dispatch application to bring  an undereducated workforce into the 21st century.  In 2014 DDI launched Harbor Watch, the only turn-key  digital software for dispatching hourly labor in the shipping industry.  Harbor Watch has a seven-year history of proven performance, with 5,000 users in three seaports, ZERO  downtime.


Harbor Watch Maritime Information System

Released in 2014, Harbor Watch merges virtual, web-based technology with best practices for hiring hourly workers, independent contractors or employees.  Harbor Watch provides new ways to mitigate the risks associated with seaport congestion, severe weather, COVID-19, flooding, earthquakes and power outages.


Harbor Watch performed flawlessly for seven years in three seaports with ZERO downtime . . . serving up to 5000 hourly workers.

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Fast Facts about Harbor Watch Digital Dispatch 

  • Requires no installation or additional hardware
  • Applications are user-friendly, interactive and mobile-responsive
  • Designed for under-educated users with little or no computer skills
  • Applications are scaleable, table-driven with no hard-coding
  • Multiple dispatch functions: optical card swipe, drag-and-drop or automated dispatch
  • ​User data backed up every three minutes on triple redundant servers
  • Schedules and dispatches labor in alpha or seniority order -- online, in real time, every time
  • Four craft-based modules interface with job orders, dispatch orders, certification and training modules
  • SmartScheduler displays real-time work orders with "live" dispatch
  • Scheduler deploys members with point-of-hire certifications
  • Insures that all workers meet employer job certifications
  • Dispatch orders emailed to employers with member photos
  • Five lightening-fast SMS functions contact members/employees instantly
  • Virtual Hiring includes remote hiring with instant text messaging
  • No Power? No Internet? Dispatch from a laptop with mobile hot spot
  • Functions can be changed "on the fly" by a credentialed user
  • Applications interface seamlessly with most payroll and time/attendance applications
  • ​Translated into most languages