Whitepapers & Research


A new industry survey and report found that many executives are realizing the immense value to be gained from a more connected, transparent and collaborative approach. As a result, they are exploring cloud-based, collaborative data-sharing platforms to provide all stakeholders with the real-time visibility and connectivity required to improve efficiency and productivity.

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Why is realizing the full potential of automated terminals for operational performance taking so long? And, for those who succeed in automation, why is it so complex and difficult? In the promised land of automation, the missing piece is the confidence in regards to how robots, software and humans, performing as a whole, will achieve greater levels of operational performance. This whitepaper outlines a vision in artificial intelligence and machine learning that can provide for automated decision-making at container terminals.

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The ocean container shipping industry is facing many issues, such as surplus capacity and weakening demand. This whitepaper discusses what we can do together to increase efficiency and restore profitability to the industry. In order for us to articulate and realize changes, we need to zoom out and visualize a new era where collaboration between stakeholders is the new norm.

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Dealing with unfamiliar situations is challenging, but technologies like automation and virtual reality can help ease the transition. By letting people experience new situations and gain confidence before they start their task or job via these new learning methodologies, we can create a mindset of responsible behavior, demonstrate cause and effect, and ensure standard operating procedures are followed. 

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A New Frontier: Business Intelligence, Big data & the impact on the global supply chain

Modern business moves at the speed of light, and as part of that, access to timely and accurate data is critical. The ability to automate not only the collection of, but also the analysis of the massive amounts of information processed on a daily basis allows organizations to make business decisions based on facts, rather than antiquated processes or unreliable intuition and gut instincts.

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Data Alchemy And Smart ConNected Applications

The way forward in container shipping clearly depends on collaboration across the supply chain. The existing data, not accessible or visible today, can play an alchemist role to break down silos and help us realize new operational efficiencies.

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Digital Ports: The evolving Role of Port Authorities

Oscar Pernia from Navis and Dr. Francisco De Los Santos, CDO Algeciras Port Authority take a look at the value of port authorities taking a more active role in optimizing operations by coordinating each aspect of the vessel visit.  By redefiing the mission and role of each stage of the vessel visit, ports can significantly improve their efficiency, security and environmental impact.

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Port of the Future: A Sense of Wonder

Oscar Pernia, Navis' Senior Director of Product Strategy,  takes a look at the current state of the industry, from the current status quo to technologies of the future and what we can look forward to with developments in our industry. 

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Reducing Gate Congestion - How low investment software changes can help with truck turn-time

Congestion at container terminal gates is a recurring topic that is being discussed frequently at large import/export terminals globally. The reasons for such congestion are numerous, ranging from volume increases due to larger vessels, seasonal peaks or general growth, failure of equipment or IT systems, or changes in work regulations. Read this report by Imran Ahmad, Software Engineering Manager and Frederik Stork, Director of Optimization Services on their suggestions for optimizating operations and improving truck turn-time.

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Challenges and Lessons for Terminal Automation

Increasing numbers of terminals are using higher levels of automation to improve productivity and efficiency and ultimately become more competitive. Automated terminals, like manned terminals, consist of various subsystems from different vendors, but rely on automated rather than human triggers, requiring system testing for integration success. This degree of complexity adds to the challenges of successfully implementing automation, and ultimately prove it is worth the investment.

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Terminal Productivity: Optimizing the Operational Frontline

This executive whitepaper discusses the evolution currently taking place in some of the current concepts driving operational planning, control and execution practices. These changes will require not only technology but also new processes and collaboration across the industry that will shape the future of how terminals work and engage. Download Terminal Productivity: Optimizing the Operational Frontline »

Understanding Optimization: Making the right choice for your terminal

This Executive whitepaper explains everything you need to know about optimization and the terminal operating system.  Download Understanding Optimization »

Implementing Optimization Software

Learn more about implementation approach for Navis Optimization Software Modules, which combine many important features to simplify implementation and reduce project  risk.  Navis Professional Services has instituted a prescriptive project approach to implement and tune any combination of Navis’ optimization modules e.g., Expert Decking and  Prime Route.
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Optimizing End-Loading ASCs

Navis Optimization Services team reviews your choices when optimizing end-loading Automated Straddle Carroers (ASCs). As with other types of automated container handling equipment, a variety of operational decisions need to be made by the terminal operating system in order to optimize the performance of ASC blocks.  Download Optimizing End-Loading ASCs »

TOS Implementation Best Practices

This whitepaper provides information from the Navis Professional Services team on proven best practices that help terminals maximize the success of their TOS go-lives.  Download TOS Implementation Best Practices »