Navis In the News

Feb 20, 2017 – Port Technology International

Navis Doubles N4 TOS Record

The list of go-lives in 2016 covers every region of the world including 20 in the EMEA, 17 in the Americas and six from Asia-Pacific, with 316 N4 customers in more than 50 countries, 151 live sites and 87 additional terminals in various stages of implementation. Andy Barrons, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at Navis, said: “Market conditions and competitive forces in the ocean shipping industry are motivating customers to transform operations and drive efficiencies more than ever before. Terminal operators know the value of having a strategic technology partner in place to help address these needs.”

The record number of terminal go-lives in 2016 is due largely to the efforts of the Navis Professional Services team that offers a flexible and customized approach to integrated terminal system implementation and helps improve operational processes throughout the terminal. The comprehensive implementation services offered by Navis include pre and post go-live system testing, infrastructure analysis, operational performance tuning, support for product extensions and in-depth staff training – ensuring a seamless transition to N4, whether from an existing in house or third-party system or from a legacy Navis system.

Pelliccio said the introduction of the new Navis N4 computer, the “brain” which coordinates theterminal’s operation, on Jan. 14, had gone off without problems. “We turned off the old one, and turned on the new one,” he said. “At this point in the process, it is
working very well.” Glitches in the introduction of a similar computer system at the port’s Maher Terminals in 2013, for example, caused days of truck lines and forced the terminal to subcontract several ship calls to other port terminals.

Navis has expanded its commitment to delivering best-in-class software solutions to terminals around the world, helping more sites than ever before to modernize operations for improved efficiency, productivity and cost-savings. As part of this commitment, Navis successfully completed the implementation of its N4 terminal system at a record 43 terminals in 2016 - more than double the number of go-lives completed the previous year.

Terminals and ports will see greater demand for providing visibility and predictability to container moves for logistics providers and shippers. Navis World  - a bi-annual conference providing port terminal operators with insights to optimize the movement of containers through their facilities with the use of advanced technology and other innovations – will also focus on e-commerce this year.

The N4 replaces a competitive product that was unable to support future business requirements for the terminal, which includes automation and business intelligence, according to American Journal of Transportation. Handling approximately 200,000 TEU annually, the Port of Beira serves as a critical container shipping hub for several land locked countries, including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Eastern DRC, offering the shortest and fastest route to sea.


Feb 6, 2017 – Container Management

Navis N4 Goes Live in Mozambique

US-based terminal operating system (TOS) provider Navis N4 system has gone live at the Port of Beira, Mozambique. According to a company statement, Cornelder de Moçambique (CdM), which operates the port’s container and general cargo terminals, decided to replace its existing TOS as it was unable to support the facilities’ future business requirements, including automation and business intelligence.

“The Port of Beira N4 go-live perfectly demonstrates the successful outcomes that can be achieved with a fully engaged project team and a custom-built implementation plan that addresses a terminal’s unique business requirements,” said Guenter Schmidmeir, VP & General Manager, EMEA. “We are proud to extend Navis’ footprint in Africa, and look forward to supporting Cornelder de Moçambique as it further innovates and optimizes container flow in this important region.”

“As we continue to innovate and look to implement OCR systems, automatic gates, more EDI and internet usage, as well as achieve better integration with our administrative workflows, N4 gives us the possibility to implement this and further functionality in the years to come,” said Jan Laurens de Vries, Commercial Manager, Cornelder de Moçambique.

Feb 6, 2017 – World Cargo News

Beira Live with N4

The Port of Beira in Mozambique is one of several ports competing for trade from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Eastern DRC. It currently handles around 200,000 TEU. “Over the past decade, investments in both equipment and software have helped to significantly improve productivity and efficiency at the terminal. Yet, with its sights set on further innovation, Cornelder de Moçambique knew it would need to replace its existing terminal system in order to scale and realize new business benefits. After a thorough evaluation, the terminal opted for Navis N4,” Navis said in a statement.