Navis In the News

Dec 6, 2016 – World Cargo News

Matson and TCP Live with N4

The latest N4 implementations with Matson highlight the efforts that Navis, a Cargotec company, is taking to extent N4’s appeal in a market segment it has traditionally found difficult.

Matson acquired Horizon Lines’ Alaska operations in 2015, including its three terminals at Anchorage, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. These are smaller terminals, with volume across all three in the range of 70,000 containers annually - a facility size that can make investing in a TOS challenging. For Matson, however, it was already operating N4 at its Honolulu terminal, and has now extended the same TOS to its Alaska terminals. 

TCP, the company responsible for managing the Paranaguá Container Terminal, one of the largest container terminals in the country, has implemented a new integrated port operation system to increase terminal productivity, reduce costs and improve the interface with its customers. As part of the new system, the company has adopted Navis N4, a market leader in Brazil and worldwide, acknowledged as a complete solution for port terminals. 

Dec 6, 2016 – Logistics Business Review

TCP Invests in New Navis Terminal

According to the executive, the modernization of the management system is in line with the terminal’s growth plan, which provides for an increase in capacity from 1.5 million TEUs to 2.5 million TEUs by 2018. Diego Neufert, IT manager for TCP, states that the choice of the new system was facilitated by an international consulting firm, and took into account Navis’ ability to track the terminal’s future growth and customer-focused services.

Dec 6, 2016 – American Journal of Transportation

Navis N4 Terminal Operating System Deployed at Matson Terminals in Alaska

Matson is an important player in the economy of Alaska, providing residents and businesses with access to essential cargo, such as groceries, cars and building materials. Matson acquired Horizon Lines’ operations in Alaska in May of 2015, including its port terminals, vessels and equipment, and has since made significant investments to fully integrate the Alaska operations into Matson’s Pacific network. The company currently handles approximately 70,000 containers in the Alaska market annually.

Previously, Matson's Alaska terminal operations ran a combination of Navis SPARCS alongside a homegrown operating system. Following a thorough evaluation of TOS providers, Matson selected N4, due to Navis' strong track record of success partnering with terminal operators to optimize operations, as well as to standardize technology use across terminal networks. As part of the implementation process, Navis and Matson collaborated closely, working to configure, test and reconfigure N4 to ensure optimum performance at the three Alaska sites.

The investment for the overall system implementation reaches BRL 25 million (USD 7.2 million), according to terminal operating system provider Navis, part of Cargotec Corporation. As part of the new system, the company has adopted Navis N4, which allows internal customization by the information technology team of TCP.

Nov 30, 2016 – Freight Week

Navis Targets SOLAS Amendments with Upgrade

Cartgotec subsidiary Navis has upgraded its terminal operating system N4, which complies with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations. The new SOLAS regulations have been amended to include verified gross mass stipulations (VGM) on container weighing.

Nov 24, 2016 – World Cargo News

Guam Goes Live with N4

The Port Authority of Guam (PAG) is in the middle of a major modernisation project that includes new equipment and systems. The US$4.1M IT component included a new computer network, the Navis N4 license and a five-year maintenance and support agreement.

The new TOS is also expected to improve customer service, as well as reduce gate turnaround time and overall vessel and berth productivity. The new cargo handling equipment, recently purchased by the PAG, has been integrated into the N4 TOS, alongside real-time container tracking, all electronic data interchange (EDI) capabilities, a community access portal, and integrated tariff and billing systems.

The Port Authority of Guam (PAG) terminal has gone live with the Navis’, part of Cargotec Corp. and provider of operational technologies and services, N4 terminal operating system. PAG, the only seaport in Guam, is in the midst of a major initiative for port modernisation, and terminal operators turned to the industry-leading terminal solutions provider Navis to supplement improvements in terminal handling equipment.