Tuesday , 19 September 2017
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Finnish terminals become first to go live with N4 cloud TOS

Two Finnish container terminals Steveco Vuosaari and Steveco Mussalo have become the first in the world to go live with Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) in a hosted private cloud environment.

Steveco sought a new TOS provider after learning that its legacy provider would no longer develop future versions of the software.

The terminal operator then became the first to approach Navis, looking for a cloud solution.

Tapio Mattila, senior vice president of Steveco, said: “Going into this process, we knew that we wanted to host our new terminal system in the cloud, and thus, needed a partner who could meet our needs both technically and philosophically.”

As part of the implementation, all Navis servers, including N4, XPS, ECN4 and the backend database are hosted in a private cloud data centre managed and maintained by software and services company Tieto.

Guenter Schmidmeir, Navis’s vice president and general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “The cloud offers tremendous benefits for hosting a terminal system like N4, including on-demand availability, rapid elasticity of the IT infrastructure, pooling of IT resources, as well as clear flexibility and cost efficiencies.”

Steveco’s Vuosaari (Helsinki) and Mussalo (Kotka) terminals move a combined 750,000 teu annually. Its facility in Kotka is located near the Russian boarder while its terminal in the capital city of Helsinki serves domestic import and exports.