Navis has announced that its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) will be deployed at all three Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA)’s container terminals at the Port of Hamburg as part of a multi-terminal deal.
According to the agreement, which is expected to optimise terminal operations at multiple sites, handle cargoes more effectively and meet evolving customer demands, the TOS will be used at the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA), Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) and Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).
As part of the agreement, Navis and HHLA will work together to deliver N4 and support HHLA’s requirements, which include multi-terminal operations in Hamburg, the support of Electronic data interchange (EDI) process flows, the handling of feeder vessels on a port wide basis over a number of terminals and Hamburg rail operations support.
As Navis said in a statement, the software provider and HHLA will implement the TOS throughout several phases to ensure the correct level of analysis, training, configuration, testing and support throughout the project according to industry best practices.
The software provider, which is part of Cargotec, claimed that HHLA selected N4 after an extensive period of evaluation due to the TOS’s flexibility and advanced configuration capabilities, as well as its “successful deployments in terminals of different types and sizes around the world”.
Frank Winkenwerder, director of information systems of HHLA, said in a statement: “After a deep phase of cooperative analysis, we have determined that N4 is the superior platform in the industry to support our complex requirements.”
“We are certain that N4 will provide us the best conditions for overcoming the challenges ahead. The framework of our industry is constantly changing. We can only respond to these changes by continuously further improving the performance of our facilities and systems,” Heinrich Goller, managing director operations of HHLA, said in a statement.