And next year, SPARCS N4 will be rolled out at additional terminals in Hawaii as well as being used for container tracking in Guam and Micronesia.
According to the company, SPARCS N4 combines Navis’ experience at more than 450 marine terminals around the world and provides the low-cost, low-risk economics of packaged software without sacrificing the flexibility of a custom solution. It was decided to implement Navis’ software after SPARCS N4 emerged as the obvious leader during an evaluation process among competitors conducted by Matson.
“SPARCS N4 is very compatible with our current architecture,” said Peter Weis, Matson’s vice president and chief information officer at Matson, “and we have been using Navis software to improve ship planning, equipment control and container yard planning since 1993. We have been very pleased with the product and we are confident we will be able to successfully deploy SPARCS N4 in Honolulu,” he said.