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Puerto Caacupe-mi Paraguay selects both Navis and Kalmar

Puerto Caacupe-mi Paraguay selects both Navis and Kalmar

Puerto Caacupe-mi has become the first port in Paraguay and South America to select Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS), to achieve greater agility, efficiency and control in handling large cargo volumes, and Kalmar’s SmartPort process automation solutions for its Asuncion and Pilar facilities.

Part of the SmartPort solution, SmartFleet offers real time and historical data for remote equipment monitoring for all tracked assets; it incorporates SmartMap that provides a terminal view of the operations.

Together, the solutions will increase security and productivity with yard operations, improve the quality of information and reduce human error, and enhance terminal truck operator efficiency.

“The biggest challenge for us is adapting to constantly changing market demands and customer needs.  With N4 and SmartPort, we hope to improve the way our customers are serviced and at the same time increase efficiency and control,” said Fernando Leri Frizza, president at Puerto Caacupe-mi.   He added that in the next ten years, providing customised information to customers would become an industry standard.

With an annual throughput of 100,000 teu, Puerto Caacupe-mi experienced 250% volume growth during the past 24 months and anticipates growth of 50% over the next five years.

“We’re looking forward to delivering both Navis and Kalmar solutions at Puerto Caacupemi/ Asuncion and Puerto Caacupe-mi/Pilar,” said John Scott, vice president, Automation at Kalmar.  “While N4 and SmartPort will be achieving separate tasks, at the end of the day, the two technologies will accelerate the efficiency and growth of the ports in the region and within the industry at large.”