Navis In the News

Feb 24, 2017 – Port Technology International

New Fleet of Mega-Ships to Install Navis

Navis is venturing into new waters by installing its MACS3 loading computer across eleven mega-ships, all 20,000 TEU or more, being constructed in China. The system has never been used to load cargo on vessels of this size before. The first order announced is for three 20,000 TEU China Cosco Shipping (CCS) Group vessels, currently under construction at Shanghai Wai Gao Qiao shipyard in China and scheduled for completion between April 2017 and February 2018.

Feb 23, 2017 – Port Technology International

Navis Benefits Filipino Agriculture Trade

More than 80% of the terminal’s exports are refrigerated containers of fresh produce as it’s the only container terminal in the region that is ship-to-shore-equipped and Navis-enabled, allowing more predictable and reliable arrival and departure of containerships with time-sensitive cargo. DICT handles approximately 260,000 TEU annually and has serviced the agricultural region since opening its gate in 2013.

MACS3 loading computers have been ordered by China COSCO Shipping (CCS) Group for three 20,000 TEU container vessels with hull numbers H1413-1415, that are currently under construction at Shanghai Wai Gao Qiao shipyard in China and scheduled for completion between April 2017 and February 2018. The onboard loading computer MACS3 covers a wide range of calculations relating to hydrostatics, intact and damage stability as well as the ship's longitudinal strength. In addition to the hardware, the MACS3.net basic program includes squat calculation, the container management modules BELCO, the dangerous goods module DAGO I, the lashing functionality Sealash (GL 2013), online interfaces to tank gauging systems and hull stress monitoring systems and the trim optimization module TROP that enables the vessel's trim to be optimized for reduced fuel consumption based on its current loading condition.

Davao International Container Terminal's (DICT) container terminal in the south-eastern part of Philippines has gone live with the N4 terminal system from Navis. DICT collaborated with Navis to install the N4 terminal system in 2013 with the aim of improving operational efficiency. Implementation of the system will also enable DICT to provide better export and import services, as well as increase the predictability of the arrival and departure of containerships holding time-sensitive cargo.

Located in the southeastern part of the Philippines, DICT offers world-class container terminal facilities and services in this largely agricultural region. As more cargo now requires refrigerated containers, DICT transformed its operations to become an industry leader – more than 80 percent of the terminal’s exports are refrigerated containers of fresh produce. As the only container terminal in the region that is ship-to-shore-equipped and Navis-enabled, DICT’s streamlined operations provide convenience for exporters and importers, and more predictable and reliable arrival and departure of containerships with time-sensitive cargo. This, in turn, helps ensure the global competitiveness of the region’s export-grade products.

Feb 22, 2017 – Marine Link

Davao Terminal Outfits with Navis

As the only container terminal in the region that is ship-to-shore-equipped and Navis-enabled, DICT’s streamlined operations provide convenience for exporters and importers, and more predictable and reliable arrival and departure of containerships with time-sensitive cargo. This, in turn, helps ensure the global competitiveness of the region’s export-grade products. “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,” said Bonifacio B. Licayan, Vice President, DICT. 

“El récord logrado en 2016 demuestra la creciente demanda del mercado para los servicios de Navis que abarcan todas las regiones del mundo, incluyendo 20 instalaciones en la región EMEA, 17 en América y seis de Asia-Pacífico. Al cierre de 2016, hay 316 clientes N4 en más de 50 países con 151 terminales en operaciones y 87 adicionales en diversas etapas de implementación” expresó la compañía mediante un comunicado de prensa.

Feb 20, 2017 – Port Technology International

Navis Doubles N4 TOS Record

The list of go-lives in 2016 covers every region of the world including 20 in the EMEA, 17 in the Americas and six from Asia-Pacific, with 316 N4 customers in more than 50 countries, 151 live sites and 87 additional terminals in various stages of implementation. Andy Barrons, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at Navis, said: “Market conditions and competitive forces in the ocean shipping industry are motivating customers to transform operations and drive efficiencies more than ever before. Terminal operators know the value of having a strategic technology partner in place to help address these needs.”

The record number of terminal go-lives in 2016 is due largely to the efforts of the Navis Professional Services team that offers a flexible and customized approach to integrated terminal system implementation and helps improve operational processes throughout the terminal. The comprehensive implementation services offered by Navis include pre and post go-live system testing, infrastructure analysis, operational performance tuning, support for product extensions and in-depth staff training – ensuring a seamless transition to N4, whether from an existing in house or third-party system or from a legacy Navis system.

Pelliccio said the introduction of the new Navis N4 computer, the “brain” which coordinates theterminal’s operation, on Jan. 14, had gone off without problems. “We turned off the old one, and turned on the new one,” he said. “At this point in the process, it is
working very well.” Glitches in the introduction of a similar computer system at the port’s Maher Terminals in 2013, for example, caused days of truck lines and forced the terminal to subcontract several ship calls to other port terminals.

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