Puerto Rican terminal signs deal with Navis
Puerto Rico’s Luis Ayala Colón terminal will integrate Navis’ terminal operating software (TOS), N4, after signing a partnership with the American software company.
The terminal’s operations have been hindered since Hurricane Maria, which severely damaged Puerto Rico’s infrastructure in 2017, and the operator has chosen N4 to overcome these challenges as well to improve daily operations.
Hernan Ayala-Parsi, president of Luis Ayala Colón terminal, said: “With Navis we will continue to use the best software available, which can be customized for our terminal and operations needs to enhance service to our customers – both the container lines, and ultimately, the cargo originators, receivers and their respective truckers.”
Navis hopes to increase terminal production and efficiencies in both vessel and terminal operations as well as improve the facility’s inventory management.
The terminal expects vessel productivity to rise by eight to ten percent and turnaround times to drop by 20 minutes per container transaction following the TOS upgrade.
The family-run facility is located in the Puerto Nuevo Port Zone of the Port of San Juan, and handled around 230,000 teu annually.