Navis In the News

The Latin American container terminal market in paricular has embraces Terminal Operating System (TOS) usage - currently at 28% - with a growing number of customers adoptings SPARCS N4 to optimize operations, manage container volumes and gain competitive advantages.

The feeling at Navis World is that the conference is more an interactive collaborative – a sort of rolling “open source” affair on terminal automation. Navis software is itself a collaborative, incorporating products from other technology companies.

Software solutions specialist Navis is eyeing a sudden surge in automation projects, expecting a “steady flow” of projects to come on stream over the next few years.

Speaking with Port Strategy, vice president & chief marketing officer Andy Barrons explained that the advent of bigger ships has prompted a need for increased productivity, which in turn has driven advancements in technology. - See more here.

Navis used the conference to unveil a new automation platform that will be delivered as part of the SPARCS N4 version 3.0 TOS......one of the key developments is a significant improvement in optimisation functionality

Cargotec and Navis have outlined how they see the relationship between the TOS and fleet management developing

“POAL is actively reviewing the shift away from a replacement strategy to an upgrade strategy (from Navis SPARCS) to Navis SPARCS N4,” the company said in a statement.

GCT will use the Navis SPARCS N4 TOS and manage task allocation and equipment optimisation using Navis’s PrimeRoute optimisation tool to allocate jobs and the new Navis ECN4 equipment control module (which replaces radio server).

All the terminal operations, including the shared gate, will communicate with existing Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

Global Terminal (GCT) became the first terminal in North America to deploy the new Navis N4 terminal operating system.

Terminals and ports of all sizes are faced with progressively more compelling arguments to augment their management processes with new IT operating systems.......The need for flexibility and customization in TOS development is reflected in SPARCS N4

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