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 Liverpool, owned and operated by Peel Ports Group, is now live and fully operational on the N4 terminal operating system (TOS). The investment in N4, along with Kalmar AutoGate, is the latest phase in a £300 million infrastructure redevelopment project to expand and develop the deep-water container terminal, Liverpool2. This implementation also included the new Navis Business Intelligence portal and has replaced their legacy “K2” system, automating a number of internal and external customer business processes.
Located on both banks of the River Mersey, Port of Liverpool is one of the largest and busiest ports in the UK, moving 40 million tons of freight through its docks. Upon completion of Liverpool2 in 2015, the Port of Liverpool will double its existing container capacity and become one of the best-equipped and connected terminals in the UK. Given this anticipated container growth, Peel Ports needed an industry-leading TOS that would support its move to semi-automation, and at the same time achieve faster turnaround times and improve container handling. With N4 in place, Port of Liverpool will be able to optimize operations as well as improve service for its customers and the local trucking community.
“The introduction of the new Navis N4 TOS and AutoGate system is a very important step for us in making a difference to our customers and enhancing their experience using the port,” said David Huck, Port Director of Peel Ports Group. “Our haulier transactions are now fully integrated into the N4 system, which means more secure and efficient visits and minimal turnaround times at our terminals. This process will also mean that paperwork and leaving the vehicle are unnecessary. As a result, we are helping our customers increase security, improve safety, reduce risks and reduce time spent completing manual checks.”
The implementation of N4 was completed in parallel with the installation of Kalmar AutoGate equipment as well as APS Technology Group OCR technologies. Combining these initiatives into a single project ensured Peel Ports could minimize disruption to normal terminal operations and deliver the benefits sooner to its customers. Despite the added risks, the successful deployment was due in great part to the planning and dedication of the project team.
“Landside collaboration is one of the biggest opportunities to reduce inefficiency and Peel Ports is tackling this head-on with the implementation of new technologies and processes that will help to move the hauliers through the terminal more rapidly,” said Andy Barrons, SVP and CMO, Navis. “We are pleased to be supporting these initiatives with N4 at Peel Ports and look forward to continuing to work with them as they expand the use of these technologies into Liverpool2 and other terminals in the group.”
About Navis, LLC
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results. 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 totalled approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec
About Peel Ports and the Peel Group
Peel Ports is one of the UK’s largest port groups, owning and operating six of the UK and Ireland’s most important ports. It handles 70 million tonnes of cargo every year. It is headquartered in Liverpool and employs around 1200 staff. Peel Ports is part of the Peel Group, one of the UK’s leading infrastructure, real estate and investment companies. Its portfolio ranges from airports to energy, and includes flagship sites such MediaCityUK, Manchester’s Trafford Centre and Pinewood Studios. http://www.peelports.co.uk/