Navis In the News

Apr 7, 2015 – Port Technology International

Insight: Oscar Pernia on Navis World 2015

In this exclusive insight, Senior Director of Strategy at Navis Oscar Pernia offers a review of the recent Navis World event which saw industry professional descend on San Francisco in order to collaborate on the ways in which automation can answer the myriad problems contemporary ports face.

Jan 8, 2015 – Port Strategy

Addressing the IT Talent Crunch

Terminal optimization expert, Navis, told Port Strategy that being able to implement, execute and manage terminal technology successfully requires certain skills in terms of analytics, operations and use of technology. Going forward, there will be challenges around recruiting new technical talent and ensuring ongoing education and mastery for those who have worked in the industry for years

Dec 11, 2014 – Port Technology International

Navis Launches Awards Ceremony to Inspire

The Navis Inspire Awards recognize excellence in container terminal operations and celebrate customers who use the Navis terminal operating system (TOS) and optimisation modules to innovate, optimise and deliver value for positive impact at their terminal facilities and in their broader communities. Categories for the Inspire Awards include: Terminal Operations Improvement; Innovation; Customer Impact and Community Impact.

Dec 1, 2014 – Container Management

Navis Launches XVELA

Navis has launched a new company called XVELA to manage its new cloud-based vessel stowage collaboration platform for shipping companies and terminal operators. 'XVELA intends to break down traditional communications barriers between terminals, enhancing collaboration and vastly improving the planning and execution of critical vessel stowage operations," says the company.

Nov 13, 2014 – Port Strategy

Onwards and Upwards

The recession that forced a large scale re-think on many port expansion plans around the world failed to dent Middle East optimism and a number of terminals added new capabilities throughout the downturn. One terminal that has stoically avoided the maelstrom was Khalifa Port Container Terminal. The Abu Dhabi Terminals-managed hub handled around 650,000 teu in the first six months of this year, equivalent to growth of 25%. Overall traffic is expected to reach 1.2m teu by the end of the year, up around 20% year-on-year.

Nov 3, 2014 – Port Strategy

Getting More for Less

Carly Fields spoke with Navis’ Frederik Stork about the need for the company’s optimisation team to boost productivity.

Ports have to become more efficient to lower costs and increase performance for shipping companies. To achieve this, there is a growing need for operators to invest in capabilities that reduce turnaround and waiting times for ships, and cut cargo holding times.

Modern Terminals Limited (MTL) is a leading container terminal operator in Hong Kong that handles approximately 5.5 million TEUs annually. The facility is world-class and environmentally-friendly, with 101 electricity-powered rubber-tyred gantry cranes (E-RTG), 30 quay cranes and a total area of 228.75 acres. The terminal has an ever-growing need for high-productivity services combined with the ability to connect between multi-shipping line consortiums operating at Hong Kong’s multiple terminal facilities.

Modern Terminals Limited (MTL) has gone live with Navis N4 TOS at its flagship terminal in Hong Kong. Handling around 5.5M TEU, MTL's Kwai Chung terminal is one of the largest terminals by throughput using N4 to date. It was previously using an in-house system called MOTOS, developed under an agreement with Korea's TSB, together with its own back-end legacy system that had reached the end of its useful life.

Mozambique-based Mayotte Channel Gateway (MCG) has signed a licence agreement with Navis for the company's N4 terminal operating system (TOS). The N4 system will allow MCG to enhance operations, update to a more modern platform, support changing business requirements and achieve competitive advantages.