Navis In the News

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.

Port Technology International (PTI) is proud to announce a partnership with terminal operation system and automation specialist Navis. The Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) represents more than 25 years of experience and innovation that enables terminals to maximise their operations, leading to cargo moving faster and more efficiently.

Sep 22, 2014

Sweat the Tech

The trend towards larger vessels and the resulting increase in cargo directly challenges the terminal industry to ensure that ports are able to optimise operations for maximum efficiency. As a result, Navis has launched Navis Optimization Services (NOS) a global consulting practice within Navis Professional Services.

The first vessel call is scheduled for early October and from that point forward the 30-acre operation will process between 75,000 and 100,000 containers annually. The operation will be “wheeled,” or containers-onchassis; there will be no stacked containers except for those units in the empty yard. Navis N4 is the terminal operating system.

In early 2014, Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), the largest operator at the Port of Montréal, achieved a smooth transition in leadership from Kevin M Doherty to Michael Fratianni. While the longtime collaboration of the two men facilitated the transition, the real story is their shared vision for optimising cargo facility operations. The following details both the goals and the steps taken to achieve that vision.