Navis In the News

Jun 27, 2016
Port Strategy

Navis is to develop its terminal operating systems to cover smaller terminals and investigate software-as-a-service based platforms, according to new president Benoit de la Tour. The software specialist is also keen to address inefficiencies in the supply chain and will “build or buy software” meet this challenge, according to Mr de la Tour.

Jun 20, 2016
Container Management

Benoit de la Tour, the new president of Navis, has laid out the IT solutions provider’s growth strategy, highlighting a willingness for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), backed by his experience in the field. The container industry newcomer is looking to target inefficiencies in the container transport market by “building or buying software”, centred around port community systems, booking systems, berthing management and capacity management.

Jun 17, 2016
Freight & Trading Weekly

"TPT is going live with Solas on June 27, so the Navis system will be ready to accommodate the VGM by that date," Darren Fraser, a lead project member of the Solas project, said.

Those idle cranes in the Port of Oakland's Outer Harbor stand as mute testimony to the changes that are roiling container ports and terminals today. Chief among them are the ever-shifting alliances and mergers among the top 20 container lines. Recent weeks have seen efforts to combine two Chinese carriers, China Ocean Shipping Co. (Cosco) and China Shipping Group Co. France’s CMA CGM SA announced the acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines, Ltd. (NOL), parent company of APL. Meanwhile, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line); Hanjin Shipping Co.; Hapag-Lloyd AG and Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. have disclosed plans to form a new space-sharing partnership known provocatively as THE Alliance, operating in all east-west trade lanes. They’ll be vying for cargo with two other big agreements, the 2M Alliance and the Ocean Alliance.

May 20, 2016
World Cargo News

Navis’s new president and head of software at Kalmar expects the industry to see more change in the next three years than it has in the last 20. Since he became Navis president and head of software at Kalmar on 1 February, Benoît de la Tour has been meeting with Navis customers, shipping lines and industry representatives to get to know the industry, and how it uses software. With an extensive background in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the first thing that struck him is the similarity between where the shipping industry is today and the ERP software market was 20 years ago.

With escalating pressures on global supply chain logistics, container terminals around the world need to operate at peak performance to stay competitive and maintain profitability.

The recently successful upgrade of Navis software from version 2.3 to 2.6 at all Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) sites across the country has once again positioned them at the forefront of terminal operations.

Business risks, for both Transnet Port Terminals and its customers, have been vastly reduced, thanks to a number of interventions that have been employed to ensure that the Navis upgrade from version 2.3 to 2.6 is as seamless as possible. The upgrade comes at the back of the end of support for the former version while the latter version boasts a number of new features like enhanced rail functionality, improved performance and scalability, amongst others.

Apr 15, 2016
Port Strategy

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.

Apr 4, 2016
Container Management

In October 2015, Fertisa Port Terminal in Guayaquil, Equador became the latest Latin American terminal to implement Navis's N4 terminal operating system (TOS).  Having experienced significant growth in container volumes, from 8,000 teu in 2013 to 80,000 teu last year, Fertisa has upgraded from its in-house system to a modern TOS to overcome challenges associated with increased demand and ship traffic.  Giancarlo Barco, port commercial maanger at Fertisa Port Terminal said, "With significant growth expected over the next five years, our terminal will be abale to optimise operations with N4, enabling us to improve our reception /dispatch times and ultimately to better serve our customers on a daily basis."

Months before the £300m Liverpool2 port facility opens to vessels, the in-river terminal is working flat out handling some of the world’s largest ships – on screen at least.

A £9.7m terminal operating system (TOS) is allowing owner Peel Ports to use computers to run multiple scenarios to test the system to the full.