Navis In the News

Puerto Caacupe-mi has become the first port in Paraguay and South America to select Navis' N4 terminal operating system (TOS), to achieve greater agility, efficiency and control in handling large cargo volumes, and Kalmar's SmartPort process and automation solutions for its Asuncion and Pilar facilities.


Peel Ports Group has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) to supply state-of-the-art ‘mega’ container cranes for its new Liverpool2 development. The fleet of STS and CRMG cranes will be supported by a multi-million pound investment in state-of-the-art quayside facilities and support technology, including a fully-integrated Navis N4 terminal operating system, autogates and ABB equipment controls.


Mark Whitworth, CEO of Peel Ports Group said: “Combined with our recent multi-million pound investment in the world-leading Navis N4 terminal operating system, the facility will dramatically cut transfer time from port to road or rail, maximising our productivity. It’s a significant investment for the long term and the most important development at the Port of Liverpool in the last 20 years.”

Global was the first terminal in North America to implement N4 and it has successfully upgraded to version 2.5 without disruption to customers and stakeholders. Version 2.5 will support the 20 new Konecranes semi-automated RMGs Global is currently installing as part of a major redevelopment project.

This recent version of Navis N4 supports Global’s new state-of-the-art radio frequency identification (RFID) and optical character recognition (OCR) gate technologies commissioned last summer, as well as enables the commissioning of the 20-strong fleet of semi-automated rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes

The new consulting practice, Navis Optimization Services, will be a division within Navis Professional Services. Its goal is to assist terminals using Navis software to increase productivity by improving operational processes and implmenting Navis optimization modules.

Navis' optimization modules include Prime Route for vehicle routing and dispatching, Expert Decking for yard stowage, Vessel and Rail AutoStow, and modules for mointoring and analytics. These products have been on the marketo for some time now, but Navis believes the challendge of handling bigger vessels with bigger call sizes makes optimization much more relevant today.

The facility made the strategic investment in N4 to modernize their systems and improve operational performance with enhanced reporting functionality and centralized yard, gate, rail and inspections events. With N4, TRP is improving the overall service that is delivered to their customers.

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

Feb 5, 2014

Kerry Siam Seaport (KSSP) in Laem Chabang (80% owned by Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics) has successfully completed its migration from SPARCS and Express to Navis N4. KSSSP is a multi purpose port and the software upgrade includes functionality for general cargo, as well as billing support and the advanced optimisation modules PrimeRoute and Autostow.

Container ports and terminals face the challenge of adapting to new technologies to improve service excellence and remain competitive. Quality of service if the driving factor that enables terminal operators to retain customers and attract new ones, and is based on four key operational pillars: vessel turn-around time; terminal operational cost; berth schedule reliability and operational control and visibility.