Tecon Rio Grande (RG) has upgraded to Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of an investment programme in new equipment, totalling more than US$40m.
The developments at the terminal in southern Brazil are expected to increase productivity by 45% according to the TOS provider.
The facility, which is a subsidiary of Wilson Sons Group, manages 98% of the containerised cargo that passes through the Port of Rio Grande.
With 24/7 operations, the terminal currently handles 720,000 teu annually with an average of 55.5 berth moves per hour.
Following the N4 implementation and acquisition of new equipment, Tecon RG is targeting an increase in moves per hour from 55.5 to 80 through the end of 2017 and then to 100 as of 2018.
The terminal recently acquired 11 new pieces of quay and yard equipment, and upgraded to N4 as part of its larger initiative to optimise operations.
Paulo Bertinetti, terminal executive president director at Tecon RG, said that the N4 project was part of the terminal’s modernisation, preparing it to deal with larger vessels and the “challenging business environment”.
The terminal selected N4 after working with the Navis platform for several years.
Chuck Schneider, Navis vice president and general manager, Americas, said: “Thanks in large part to consolidation taking place within the industry, Tecon RG is facing a tremendous increase in cargo volumes arriving on megaships in the coming years.
“Despite the rising volume, the terminal is committed to providing its customers reliable service, strong productivity, and efficient, automated processes through its investments in new equipment and systems.”
Tecon RG is also utilising Navis’s PrimeRoute, Expert Decking and AutoStow optimisation modules.
As a next step in their engagement, the terminal will implement a Navis Business Intelligence project to unlock terminal system data and provide operational insights for terminal improvements to its management team.