Navis In the News

The installation of a new mooring buoy in mid-June will see the completion of new deepwater quay arrangements at the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) in Rijeka, Croatia. The Rijeka Port Authority has funded the construction of a new 628m quay in tandem with comprehensive investments from AGCT, an ICTSI subsidiary.

Navis has successfully installed its N4 terminal operating system at the Port of Montreal's cargo container facility, Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT). Navis, which is part of the Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals.

As part of this program, Yilport has already centralised its vessel planning, berth management, and logistics operations. Furthermore, the Turkish operator is preparing for the opening its new Gemlik terminal, which includes the commissioning of four new MES cranes, capable of working 18,000 TEU vessels with an anticipated baseline productivity of 35 moves an hour. The facility will boast an initial capacity of one million TEU upon the completion of its first phase, while and subsequent phases will enhance its capacity to two million TEU.

May 1, 2014

On the Rails

At the recent Intermodal in Sao Paulo, terminal software provider Navis announced the next release of its popular TOS, N4 2.6. Building on previous versions of the technology, the updated software is designed to help terminals optimize operations and improve efficiency and productivity, as well as cut costs.

Key enhancements available include improved rail functionality, with the new version able to support multiple rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) spanning multiple tracks for decoupled truck operations, a refreshed planning and control user interface (UI), tools to ease N4 migrations and improvements to electronic data interchange (EDI) and gate functionality.

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.”

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

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.

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.