N4 Operations

Course Description

The N4 Terminal Operating System is the heart of the terminal data and control systems. This 5 day course presents the fundamentals of the N4 terminal operating system side only. This course is focused on the planners who will manage the terminal operating processes as well as the IT staff who will maintain the system. The course is presented through lecture, demonstrations, class participation, and hands-on practice sessions.

Please note that this is an N4 class only and does not include the XPS components of the N4 TOS. Customers without SPARCS experience should also attend the XPS Operations course. Typically, the N4 Operations and the XPS Operations courses are taught sequentially to make up a 10 day N4 & XPS TOS Operations course.


  • Working knowledge of terminal operations
  • Sound computer skills


  • Terminal managers
  • Vessel planners
  • Yard planners
  • SPARCS Administrators


  • 5 days of intensive training
  • Hands-on labs and experience
  • Catered lunch
  • One workstation per student
  • Student materials
  • Promotional items

Course Topics:

  • N4 Data Model
  • N4 Vessel and Rail Planning
  • Bookings and Service Orders
  • Assigning Storage
  • N4 Gate Configuration
  • Reference Data
  • Service Events
  • Holds and Permissions
  • Security and Logging
  • EDI Configuration and Monitoring
  • Reports Design
  • Automatic Notices and Groovy Code

**All other expenses of travel are the student’s responsibility.

Download the N4 & XPS TOS Operations Training Course Agenda »