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Newark volumes up after N4 TOS go-live
The TOS upgrade forms part of PNCT's modernisation project

Newark volumes up after N4 TOS go-live

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) has achieved weekly records for vessel lifts and rail lifts since upgrading to Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) in January 2017.

The facility handled a record number of container volumes without disruption during and in the two-to-three weeks immediately following the go-live period.”

The move to N4 is part of PNCT’s US$500 million infrastructure modernisation project that is expected to nearly double the terminal’s capacity to 2.3m teu by 2019.

Located within the Port of New York and New Jersey, PNCT handles 1.3m teu annually. When the region’s project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is completed, larger vessels will be able to call the port for the first time.

Chris Garbarino, vice president of operations at PNCT, said: “The implementation of N4 provides us the foundation and platform that will allow PNCT to expand our data and service offerings to not only benefit carriers, but other critical stakeholders such as shippers/forwarders by providing tailored solutions that meet the needs of today’s supply chain.”

According to a statement from Navis, PNCT selected N4 due to its “enhanced data, billing and reporting capabilities; the sophistication of its optimisation modules; configuration and data analytics capabilities; and its proven integration and compatibility with other advanced terminal technologies, including PDS, OCR and gate management systems.”

Garbarino added: “We experienced significant volume surges in Q1 2017 requiring the system to perform optimally in an exceptionally small period of time.”

Chuck Schneider, vice president and general manager of the Americas, for Navis, stated: “While many container terminals around the world are actively preparing for greater container volumes over time, for PNCT, this surge is very real as it prepares to double its capacity in just a few short years.”