Las Palmas opts for Navis N4

Jan 2018

The operator of Spain’s Port of Las Palmas, situated in Gran Canaria, has chosen to implement Navis N4 to replace its old terminal operating system (TOS).

Operaciones Portuarias Canarias. S. A. (OPCSA) decided to install N4 following its decision to upgrade its TOS, which is currently an outdated version of PSA’s Comsos TOS.

Captain Jan Nowak, CEO of OPCSA, said: “We all fully expect to improve our current operations as far as reliability and productivity is concerned, but we’re also looking forward to providing our clients with new options that will simplify their work and make it more effective as well.”

The old Cosmos system was said to be struggling to keep up with operational needs, resulting in unproductive moves and ineffective re-stows which added both time and money to OPCSA’s shipping processes.

The new system will boost operations at Las Palmas, where three container terminals handle around 800,000 teu per year and service traffic from Europe, Africa and South America.