Navis In the News

May 20, 2016 – World Cargo News

Preparing For The Tipping Point

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

Rising to the Occasion

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

Navis N4 goes live at Fertisa Port Terminal

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.

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI’s) new terminal, located at Matadi on the Congo River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, is on schedule to open for business in August 2016.  The new terminal will deliver purpose-designed container handling capacity coupled with modern general cargo handling and storage facilities.

When looking ahead at what is expected to come about in the ocean shipping industry in 2016, an important question to ask is: Could the benefits of digitalization be worth $10 billion, $20 billion or more in savings and asset utilization improvements for vessel owners, carriers, terminal operators and ports providing essential logistics services to each other and to shippers?

Dec 29, 2015 – Baltic Transport Journal

Solving the Automation Puzzle

In today’s world of ocean shipping, a growing number of terminals are using higher levels of automation to improve their competitiveness by boosting productivity and efficiency. While the potential benefits of automation are clear, the challenges of implementing the system and getting it to an acceptable level of output – to prove its value – are not as clear-cut. A number of different elements can impact a terminal’s decision of whether or not to invest in automation technologies, including labour costs, performance requirements, the layout, size and design of a terminal, environmental concerns, fuel costs, safety, and staff availability, not to mention what is in some parts of the world the decisive factor – prestige. But whatever the case, the goal is simple: To achieve higher and more consistent operational performance.

Dec 2, 2015 – Port Technology International

Navis: A Holistic View of the Port Industry

Navis believe that in order to increase efficiency and productivity at ports and terminals, it takes a deeper understanding of how various solutions need to work together to resolve current issues. With gate and yard congestion continuously rising, as well as global container market demand increasing by 6.4% in 2015, ports are under tremendous pressure to improve productivity.