May 2017

Navis N4 Update Focuses on Greater Container Volumes

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Navis has released the newest version of its flagship N4 terminal system software, N4 3.4, so customers have the ability to handle greater container volumes in "a more stable and scalable platform environment".

The Cargotec Corporation company has focused on reducing downtime and maintenance costs, as well as access to real time information on operations status and performance.

Navis has made automated horizontal transport improvements such as enhancements to the equipment optimization modules to reduce waiting times in key areas of the terminal, maximize fleet utilization and increase performance.

It is also building a system health monitoring solution to reduce potential outage time through early detection of critical failures and by generating alerts as quickly as possible.

Navis will use Zabbix as its primary application monitoring tool and intrablock decking is now completely integrated with all allocations to enable better yard optimization when decking containers within N4.

In-Place Fallback Solution and Rolling Upgrades will also reduce downtime and risk.

Navis is offering an externalized capability to fall back on as a last resort due to upgrade complications – it is available to customers upgrading from previous versions including 2.3-2.5 to 2.6 or 3.1.

Scott Holland, VP of Global Product Management at Navis, said: “Our journey to deliver best-in-class supply chain products continues with N4 3.4, and as we learn from previous versions and solicit customer feedback, we continue to find new ways to simplify processes and remove friction between users and N4, ultimately improving business outcomes for our customers.

“This is just the latest step in our mission to create products that enable our customers to address many of today’s complex industry problems with a set of solutions that embrace simplicity.

“At the same time, we have our eyes on the future, and have started to define the N4 optimization features that our customers will need in the years to come.”