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Navis launches latest N4 release

Operational technologies provider Navis has launched the latest version of its N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

The new N4 3.2, which is now on general availability, includes features and enhancements to help terminal operators to comply with the recently implemented amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

The new release features built-in weight verification fields for the SOLAS mandate, including Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Weight, VGM Verifier to capture the party that authorises VGM Weight, and Gross Weight Source to identify the source generating the gross weight.

New features of the new release also include functional enhancements to provide improved visibility for multi-lift operations, increased yard equipment utilisation and more functionality for gate operations.

The release also features a new functionality for terminal automated equipment involving the addition of schedulers for auto shuttles and quay cranes and enhanced transfer zone management.

Navis claimed that the new functionality leads to an increase in productivity by minimising equipment wait times, maximising resource utilisation and balancing the demands on resources.

The new release also provides more functionality for rail operations to improve productivity and flexibility during loading and unloading.

According to the company, new improvements in the N4 system administration and maintenance are expected to help the IT teams in the monitoring, maintenance and support of N4 systems.

Scott Holland, vice president of product management at Navis, said: “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.”