Navis In the News

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.

Aug 23, 2016 – Hellenic Shipping

Batangas Port Now a Key Trade Enabler

Batangas Container Terminal, operated by listed Asian Terminals Inc., has steadily sustained its role as a key trade enabler outside Metro Manila, keeping vital goods flowing for major industries in south Luzon and supporting government efforts in spreading economic activity outside the National Capital Region.

Port of Salalah (PoS) and Navis launched the Terminal Business Knowledge Exchange Partnership Programme recently.

Aug 8, 2016 – Hellenic Shipping

Rising to the Occasion

Haifa has a multi-pronged strategy to deal with the challenges of upcoming competition. New ports operated by Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) and Shanghai International Ports Group, are part of a government backed move to stir up a sector where powerful unions and central planning hold back development in a country where container growth is expected to be 40% in the coming five years.

Aug 3, 2016 – Port Strategy

Embrace the Data

The port and terminal industry is not known for its dynamism. We know and for the large part accept that this is a sector that doesn’t just look, but cross examines and over-analyses before it leaps. One analyst, at the request of software specialist Navis, has quantified the impact of this reluctance to change. McKinsey in unique research identified $17bn of annual waste in ocean container supply chain process.

Jul 28, 2016 – Port Technology International

Navis World 2017: Register Now

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that registration is now open for customer attendees, speakers and sponsors at the company’s twelfth biennial user conference, Navis World 2017.

Jul 21, 2016 – Marine Link

Trieste Terminal Selects N4 TOS

Navis has announced a new N4 terminal operating system (TOS) licensing agreement with Italian terminal, Trieste Marine Terminal (TMT). TMT selected the Navis TOS to optimize the terminal’s operational cycle and lower costs.