Navis Timeline

25 years of innovation

This timeline highlights the Navis growth and development story in its 25 year history. What else was going on in the world during this time?  Slide the timeline and click through the dots to learn more.

Navis Founded

Jon Shields and Erik Tiemroth establish Navis, LLC in Oakland, California.

First SPARCS Go Live

Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) terminal in Seattle, Washington goes live with SPARCS.

First SPARCS with Yard Planning Go Live

NYK LA goes live site with SPARCS and Yard Planning.

First Truck Control Site Goes Live

Dubai Ports Authority goes live with SPARCS Truck Control.

First SPARCS Rail Go Live

National Terminals Limited in Sydney, Australia goes live with first SPARCS rail module.

Navis London Office Opens

First Navis London Office Opens at Tilbury.

First Powerstow Go Live

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) goes live with Powerstow.

First Express Site Go Live

Exolgan in Buenos Aires goes live with SPARCS Express.

First NavisWorld

First Navis World held in San Francisco, California.

Lyttleton Goes Live with SPARCS
First SPARCS/Express Yard RFID Go Live

APL Terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle goes live with SPARCS/ Express and Yard RFID. 

Navis Latin America Office Opens

First Navis Latin American office opens in Buenos Aires.

P&O Sydney SPARCS Go Live

P&O Sydney goes live with SPARCS. Becomes the first DPW site.

First North American Express Site

APL Seattle goes live with Express. Followed by APL LA in June 1997.

Navis Hong Kong Office Opens

Navis begins operations in Hong Kong.

MS Windows versions of SPARCS and PowerStow Released

Navis ports SPARCS and PowerStow to MS Windows NT.

10 Maersk Site Goes Live in 11 Months

Long Beach, LA, Houston, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Miami, Port Everglades, Norfolk, Tacoma, Oakland, Elizabeth New Jersey go live on SPARCS.

SPARCS manages 100 installations

Navis SPARCS used to manage 100 installations worldwide.

First Prime Route Customer

P&O Melbourne goes live with Prime Route.

ECT and GPA Go Live

European Container Terminal (ECT) goes live with Sparcs/Express.

Navis India Office Opens

Navis India office opens with 7 people in Chennai, India.

 

First High Volume Truck Site

Georgia Ports Authoirty (GPA) Goes live with SPARCS Express.

PTP Goes Live with SPARCS

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) Malaysia goes live with SPARCS handling 418,000 TEU in 2000.  Terminal has grown to 7.7 million TEU in 2013. 

1,000,000 Line Source Code Conversion

Navis completes a million line source code conversion of SPARCS from Pascal to C++, beginning with the 3.0 version.

The Beginning of Automated Testing

A skunkworks project spends one month to deploy Navis' first automated testing system.

First Navis Customer in China

Port of Ningbo in China goes live with SPARCS.

Navis Dubai Office Opens

Navis Dubai office opens and grows from 1 person team to 12 people.

First N4 Go Live

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) goes live with N4.

First Automated SPARCS Multi-terminal Go Live

Europe Container Terminals (ECT) SPARCS goes live with SPARCS multi-terminal solution.

Transnet Terminals N4 Go Live

Transnet Cape Town goes live with N4.  First of 10 Transnet terminals to go live with N4 this year.  All terminals run on a single instance of N4 using N4's multi-terminal data model.

First Automated Terminal in North America

APMT Virginia becomes first automated terminal to gove live with SPARCS and Express.

First ECN4 Go Live

Global Container Services' empty depot in Antwerp goes live with ECN4.

First Rail Only Terminal N4 Go Live

P&O Trans Australia (POTA) Brisbane (now Qube Logistics) goes live with N4.

First ECN4 and Automated Stacking Cranes Go Live

Antwerp Gateway goes live with ECN4 and automated stacking cranes (ASC).

Transnet South Afric Goes Live with N4

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), South Africa goes live with N4.

Navis Rotterdam Office Opening

Navis Rotterdam Office opens in the Netherlands.

Navis Turns 25

Navis celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

Apple debuts the first color Mac
Michael Jackson Releases "Bad"
Navis Founded
Seinfeld premiers on NBC
Berlin Wall Falls
Rick Goldman Joins Navis
Nelson Mandela Freed from Prison
Hubble Space Telescope Launched
First SPARCS Go Live
First Website Put Online
First SPARCS with Yard Planning Go Live
Soviet Union is officially dissolved
Peter Charron Joins Navis
European Union Commences
Mosaic Web Browser Released
First Truck Control Site Goes Live
Microsoft Releases Windows NT
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is established
Star Trek the Next Generation Airs Final Show
First SPARCS Rail Go Live
World Trade Organization Commences
Navis London Office Opens
First Powerstow Go Live
First Express Site Go Live
First NavisWorld
Lyttleton Goes Live with SPARCS
First SPARCS/Express Yard RFID Go Live
Navis Latin America Office Opens
P&O Sydney SPARCS Go Live
DVD Released
First North American Express Site
NASA Pathfinder Lands on Mars
Navis Hong Kong Office Opens
Titanic Premiers
The Euro is established
MS Windows versions of SPARCS and PowerStow Released
Google is Founded
10 Maersk Site Goes Live in 11 Months
Star Wars Episode 1 Premiers
SPARCS manages 100 installations
World Prepares for Y2K bug
Charlie Gerard Joins Navis
First Prime Route Customer
ECT and GPA Go Live
Navis India Office Opens
Hannah Gilberg Joins Navis
First High Volume Truck Site
First Resident Crew on Space Station
PTP Goes Live with SPARCS
Sumitha Sampath Joins Navis
Apples Introduces the iPod
First Harry Potter book published in London
1,000,000 Line Source Code Conversion
The Beginning of Automated Testing
First Chinese Human Spaceflight Mission
First Navis Customer in China
Facebook is Founded
Navis Dubai Office Opens
Navis turns 16
YouTube is Founded
First N4 Go Live
First Automated SPARCS Multi-terminal Go Live
Dave McCandless Joins Navis
Pluto No Longer a Planet
A.C. Ragesh Joins Navis
Sanket Sheth Joins Navis
Transnet Terminals N4 Go Live
2,100 Year Old Melon Found in West Japan
Apple introduces the first iPhone
First Automated Terminal in North America
WALL-E Premiers
First ECN4 Go Live
Large Hadron Collider Goes Live
First Rail Only Terminal N4 Go Live
First ECN4 and Automated Stacking Cranes Go Live
Burj Khalifa World Opens
Justin Bieber Releases My World 2.0
Transnet South Afric Goes Live with N4
Prince William and Catherine Middleton Marry
Final Mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program
Navis Rotterdam Office Opening
Peter Miedema Joins Navis
Navis Turns 25
Apple debuts the first color Mac
Michael Jackson Releases "Bad"

Record goes to produce five "number one" singles with worldwide acclaim.

Seinfeld premiers on NBC

Seinfeld, American sitcom and cultural phenomenon, originally airs on NBC.

Berlin Wall Falls

The dismantling of the Berlin Wall commences.

Rick Goldman Joins Navis

Rick Goldman, current Senior Trainer, joins Navis. Read Rick's story here »

Nelson Mandela Freed from Prison

Nelson Mandela walks out of prison after 27 years behind bars.

Hubble Space Telescope Launched

The Hubble Space Telescope is carried into orbit by a space shuttle.  Remains in operation today.

First Website Put Online

The world's first website and webserver, info.cern.ch, is put online.

Soviet Union is officially dissolved

In December 991, the Soviet Union breaks up into fifteen separate countries.

Peter Charron Joins Navis

Peter Charron, current VP of Architecture, joins Navis. Read Peter's story here »

European Union Commences

The Maastricht Treaty is signed by the members of the European Community.  Founding of the European Union.

Mosaic Web Browser Released

NCSA Mosaid, the web browser the popularized the World Wide Web, is released.

Microsoft Releases Windows NT

Windows NT operating system released by Microsoft.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is established
Star Trek the Next Generation Airs Final Show

STN finishes it's seventh season and is nominated for Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Series.

World Trade Organization Commences

World Trade Organization (WTO) officially commences under the Marrakech Agreement.

DVD Released

DVD is commercially released.

NASA Pathfinder Lands on Mars

The Pathfinder lands on Mars to conduct experiments on the Martian surface.

Titanic Premiers

The most expensive film of all time, costing between $250 and $300 million to produce, premiers.

The Euro is established

Europeans agree on a single currency, the Euro.

Google is Founded

Larry Page and Sergey Brin establish Google, the search and cloud computing behemoth. 

Star Wars Episode 1 Premiers

The Phantom Menace premiers after George Lucas' 22 year hiatus.

World Prepares for Y2K bug

Globally IT departments prepare for the Millenium bug.

Charlie Gerard Joins Navis

Charles Gerard, current VP of Global Accounts, joins Navis. Read Charlie's story here »

Hannah Gilberg Joins Navis

Hannah Gilberg, current Documentation Manager, joins Navis. Read Hannah's story here »

First Resident Crew on Space Station

Expedition 1 conducts first long-duration stay on the International Space Station.

Sumitha Sampath Joins Navis

Sumitha Sampath, current Director of Product Marketing, joins Navis. Read Sumitha's story here »

Apples Introduces the iPod

Apple presents the iPod offering "1,000 songs in your pocket"

First Harry Potter book published in London

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone premiers in London.

First Chinese Human Spaceflight Mission

Shenzhou 5 launches - the first human spaceflight Mission of the Chinese space program.

Facebook is Founded

Online social networking service is founded.

Navis turns 16

Navis Celebrates its Sweet Sixteen

YouTube is Founded

The video sharing website is founded for users to upload, view and share videos.

Dave McCandless Joins Navis

Dave McCandless, current VP of IT, joins Navis. Read Dave's story here »

Pluto No Longer a Planet

International Astronomical Union reclassifies Pluto as a "dwarf planet."

A.C. Ragesh Joins Navis

A.C. Ragesh, current HR Manager at Navis India, joins Navis. Read Ragesh's story here »

Sanket Sheth Joins Navis

Sanket Sheth, current Technical Services Manager for EMEA and South Asia, joins Navis. Read Seth's story here »

2,100 Year Old Melon Found in West Japan

Oldest melon with flesh still on the rind found in vacuum-packed state in wet layer below the ground.

Apple introduces the first iPhone

First generation iPhone released.

WALL-E Premiers

The CGI science-fiction romantic comedy by Pixar goes on to win Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Large Hadron Collider Goes Live

Highest-enery particle collider ever made goes live with proton beams successfully circulating in the main ring the first time.

Burj Khalifa World Opens

The tallest man-made structure in the world opens - at 829.8 meters.

Justin Bieber Releases My World 2.0

Bieber's first full length stufio album is released.  Bieber is nominated as Best New Artist at 53rd Grammy Awards.

Prince William and Catherine Middleton Marry

Prine William Marries Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.

Final Mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program

Space Shuttle Atlantis completes final mission of NASA's space shuttle program.

Peter Miedema Joins Navis

Peter Miedema, current VP Professional Services, joins Navis. Read Peter's story here »