Navis In the News

Navis director of product marketing Sumitha Sampath said the pace of automated terminal development is such that leading terminal operators are engaged in an "innovation arms race". Whereas five years ago "automated terminals" were largely confined to Automated Stacking Cranes laid out perpendicular to the quay, today there is much more diversity as terminals look to achieve a competitive advantage in core container handling productivity.

The industry needs to address the knowledge gap on the integration, capability and implementation of software systems today, according to Navis.

The Port of Virginia reports it implemented the Navis N4 TOS “without any disruptions in operations, wrapping-up an intensive two-year preparation effort”.

The Port of Virginia has launched its Navis N4 terminal operating system at Norfolk International Terminals two weeks ahead of the scheduled July 4 start date. The Navis N4 system at NIT is being introduced in parallel with other improvements, including the phase-in of an appointment system aimed at smoothing peaks and valleys in the terminal’s truck traffic.

The implementation was a migration from Navis’s legacy software SPARCS and an internally developed data host system to N4, Navis’s latest generation terminal operating system. N4 allows customers to run their operations from a single terminal to multiple terminals spanning numerous geographic locations managed from one central location.

While the original yard area continues operating with rubber-tyred gantries (RTGs), the expansion area consists of ten rows supported by 20 rail-mounted gantries (RMGs). The last five of those RMGs provided by Konecranes were delivered in April. And the previous month, the terminal went live with Navis N4 version 2.5.

Mr Edwards expects semi-automation to boost the terminal’s productivity. Previously, the typical rate was 27-28 crane moves per hour. “With the automated RMGs and shuttle trucks we will be operating at 40 moves per hour,” he said. “We have achieved 40 moves per hour in test mode. So we also expect to achieve it in production mode.”

Jun 16, 2014

Gioia Tauro on N4

Contship has announced that the biggest of the five terminals, Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) at Gioia Tauro has completed the migration “on time, on budget and without a hitch”. MCT shut down for 6 hours while data (including a yard inventory of 35,674 containers) was migrated from the Cosmos TOS and the changeover to N4 was completed.

The installation of a new mooring buoy in mid-June will see the completion of new deepwater quay arrangements at the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) in Rijeka, Croatia. The Rijeka Port Authority has funded the construction of a new 628m quay in tandem with comprehensive investments from AGCT, an ICTSI subsidiary.

Navis has successfully installed its N4 terminal operating system at the Port of Montreal's cargo container facility, Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT). Navis, which is part of the Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals.

As part of this program, Yilport has already centralised its vessel planning, berth management, and logistics operations. Furthermore, the Turkish operator is preparing for the opening its new Gemlik terminal, which includes the commissioning of four new MES cranes, capable of working 18,000 TEU vessels with an anticipated baseline productivity of 35 moves an hour. The facility will boast an initial capacity of one million TEU upon the completion of its first phase, while and subsequent phases will enhance its capacity to two million TEU.