Port of Virginia Completes TOS Implementation with Navis N4 Go-live
Successful implementation at NIT was achieved through strategic collaboration with Navis
OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading terminal operators, today announced that The Port of Virginia successfully went live at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) on June 20 with the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS). The implementation of N4 took place with no major disruptions to NIT’s operations.
“Needless to say, the partnership will continue beyond this process as we work with The Port of Virginia to ensure that N4 delivers on the promise of improved optimization, efficiency and productivity for NIT’s operations.”
NIT is a key terminal at The Port of Virginia, a growing, deep-water container port on the US East Coast that is capable of handling the largest vessels afloat. The port’s decision to upgrade its TOS was fueled by its need for a modern technology infrastructure that will efficiently service those vessels and their accompanying cargo volumes. The N4 upgrade will operate in unison with a program of long-term capital upgrades at NIT.
“As volumes increase, we must have technology solutions in place that can help us plan, manage and forecast operational needs,” says John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “When compared with the current terminal operating system, N4 will provide some very real advantages. It replaces a 25-year-old legacy system and operationally speaking, N4 will provide real-time visibility across all areas of the operation with short- and long-term planning capability with the flexibility to customize features as demand creates.”
For more than two years, the port’s N4 team planned, trained and tested the system in close collaboration with a Navis Professional Services team to insure work in all areas of the operation run smoothly.
“TOS implementations are complex and require close collaboration between Navis and our customers. As always, we worked closely with the NIT team to achieve optimal TOS functionality without compromising on operations and productivity,” said Chuck Schneider, Regional General Manager at Navis. “Needless to say, the partnership will continue beyond this process as we work with The Port of Virginia to ensure that N4 delivers on the promise of improved optimization, efficiency and productivity for NIT’s operations.”
N4 is Navis’ latest generation TOS, allowing customers the flexibility and scalability needed to run their operations - from a single terminal to multiple terminals spanning numerous geographic locations managed from one central location.
About Navis, LLC
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, provides operational technologies that unlock greater performance and efficiency for our customers, the world’s leading terminal operators. The Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) represents more than 25 years of experience and innovation that enables terminals to optimize their operations and move cargo smarter, faster and more efficiently. As an industry leading technology, more than 250 container terminals worldwide have partnered with Navis to improve performance, reduce costs and minimize risk. www.navis.com
About Cargotec Corporation
Cargotec shapes the cargo handling industry for the benefit of its customers and shareholders. Cargotec's business areas MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Their global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance according to customers’ needs. Cargotec's sales totaled approximately EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com