Sep 26, 2016

Navis Launches N4 3.2

Latest Release Optimizes Terminal Performance with SOLAS Compliance, Functional Enhancements and New Capabilities for Automated Equipment

Navis announced the general availability of N4 3.2, the latest version of its flagship terminal operating software (TOS). Supporting industry expectations, this new release of N4 executes on the vision to provide a technology platform that increases the productivity and efficiency of terminals in various operational environments. N4 3.2 includes a rich set of features and enhancements that help terminal operators to meet the new regulatory requirements of SOLAS, help IT teams administer and maintain N4, and provides innovative solutions for terminals using automated equipment.

New features and enhancements in N4 3.2 include:

  • Support for SOLAS VGM: N4 3.2 has built-in weight verification fields for the SOLAS mandate, including VGM Weight (Verified Gross Mass), VGM Verifier (to capture the party/entity authorizing VGM Weight) and Gross Weight Source (to identify the source that generated the Gross Weight of the unit).
  • Functional Improvements and Enhancements that provide improved visibility for multi-lift operations, increased yard equipment utilization and more functionality for gate operations.
  • N4 System Administration and Maintenance Improvements help IT teams to monitor, maintain and support N4 systems. More Functionality for Rail Operations that improve productivity and flexibility during load and discharge process at the rail.
  • New Functionality for Terminal Automated Equipment that includes the addition of schedulers for Auto Shuttles and Quay Cranes and enhanced transfer zone management. The new automated equipment functionality increases productivity by minimizing equipment wait times, maximizing resource utilization and balancing the demands on resources.

“At a time when the ocean shipping industry is more complex than ever, Navis is committed to providing essential, best-of-breed technology to help terminals around the world tackle the major challenges of productivity and cost-effectiveness,” said Scott Holland, VP of Product Management at Navis. “N4 3.2
embodies stability and reliability, two necessary stepping stones to help the industry’s universal end-goal: increased productivity through greater operational efficiency.”

Learn more about N4 release 3.2 here »

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