Feb 2017

Navis N4 Goes Live in the Philippines

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Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) has gone live at the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), located in the southeastern part of the Philippines.

According to a statement by the US-based software developer, which is part of Cargotec Corporation, DICT decided to invest in a new TOS to improve its efficiency and throughput.

As part of efforts to increase capacity, DICT, which opened in 2013, completed the construction of its second container terminal berth last year.

More than 80% of the exports at the terminal, which currently handles approximately 260,000 teu annually, are refrigerated containers of fresh produce.

Bonifacio B. Licayan, vice president of DICT, said in a statement: “As a relative newcomer to the container terminal business, we needed to make sure we had the best technology in place to help us compete with other, more seasoned operators.”

Licayan claimed that with the new system in place, the facility is now considered the most modern terminal in the country.

“As ports throughout Asia become increasingly congested and more expensive due to tariff increases, international shipping lines are looking to DICT as a key transhipment hub,” Mark Welles, vice president of Japan and Asia Pacific for Navis, said.