Navis In the News

Colombia-based container terminals Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena (SPRC) and Terminal de Contenedores de Cartagena (CONTECAR) have selected Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) to upgrade their existing systems.Both the terminals are currently using Navis’ SPARCS TOS. By upgrading their TOS, the terminals aim to improve their service reliability as well as provide better customer satisfaction, increase competitiveness and modernise their overall terminal operations.

Oct 1, 2016 – Container Management

Caacupe-mi to Build New Port in Villeta

Paraguay’s Caacupe-mi has announced it will build a new port in Villeta following the successful implementation of a new terminal operating system (TOS) at its two existing terminals in the country: one in Asuncion and another in Pilar, the southernmost tip of the country. “Given the geography of Paraguay, we believe that having multiple locations instead of one major port is most beneficial for trade and provides a unique solution for our customers, especially when considering river draft restrictions,” stated Roderick Temperley, CEO of Caacupe-mi.

Oct 1, 2016 – Container Management

Double Success for Navis in Latin America

Software system supplier Navis has announced that Colombian terminals Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena (SPRC) and Terminal de Contenedores de Cartagena (Contecar) will both migrate to the N4 terminal operating system (TOS) following a combined 20-year run on Navis Sparcs. Furthermore, the newly opened Puerto Central terminal in San Antonio, Chile, has partnered with Navis for its software systems.

Sep 28, 2016 – World Cargo News

Navis launches N4 3.2

The latest version of the N4 TOS includes new functionality for supporting multi-lift container handling, automation and the SOLAS Verified Gross Mass requirement. “Supporting industry expectations, this new release of N4 executes on the vision to provide a technology platform that increases the productivity and efficiency of terminals in various operational environments. N4 3.2 includes a rich set of features and enhancements that help terminal operators to meet the new regulatory requirements of SOLAS, help IT teams administer and maintain N4, and provides innovative solutions for terminals using automated equipment,” Navis said in a statement.

Sep 15, 2016 – Port Technology International

Navis Open Submissions for Inspire Awards 2017

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, has announced that submissions are now being accepted for the second annual Navis Inspire Awards, sponsored by Port Technology International.

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading terminal operators, today announced that Termont Montréal Inc., a longstanding terminal operator at the Port of Montréal, has gone live with Navis’ N4 release 2.6 terminal operating system (TOS). The implementation of the new TOS is part of a project to expand terminal productivity and improve efficiency. Termont currently handles more than 500,000 TEUs annually using STS cranes, RTGs, and front-end loaders. 

Sep 1, 2016 – World Cargo News

DCB’s Path to Automation

At DCB, MCL is seeing significant operational and cost benefits from N4. A case study released by Navis highlights that DCB grew to 1.26 TEU in 2015, a 57% increase in volume since it started planning to implement N4. In the first four months of 2016, DCB's cost per TEU improved by 5% (compared to the same period in 2015). In particular, DCB has seen a steep drop in its "haulage" rates - the contract fees it pays for internal terminal tractor services, which are provided by independent contractors.

Typically, major box handling facilities such as Rotterdam, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles are what one would expect to hear about when discussing terminal automation and the modernization of the shipping industry. It’s true that, as major hubs, these terminals do have the capacity to make large investments in the latest hardware and software in order to operate at peak efficiency. However, while not as prominently featured in the global spotlight, many small ports across the world are making equally impressive strides, and are poised to run alongside large and formidable terminals in process optimization and automation.

The first of two new mobile cranes has arrived at the Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River, DR Congo. MGT is a joint venture company between ICTSI, the Ledya Group and SCTP SA. Matadi is the chief sea port of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the capital of the Kongo-Central province. It is situated on the left bank of the Congo River 148 kilometres (92 miles) from the mouth and eight kilometre (five miles) below the last navigable point before rapids make the river impassable. The port serves an extensive hinterland including the capital city of Kinshasa, the largest city in Central Africa.

For 25 years the company has provided operational technologies that help the world’s leading terminal operators improve efficiency and visibility into their operations. Now it’s gaining new insight into its own operations – and it may be able to cut new IT spending by half next year as a result.

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