Navis has agreed a new N4 terminal operating system (TOS) licensing agreement with Chilean terminal Puerto Lirquen, the 50th Latin American terminal to choose the Navis TOS. According to a company statement, the terminal selected N4 to support its two primary goals: to increase terminal capacity and improve productivity. In addition, Puerto Lirquen “looks to optimise its operations and maintain competitive advantages with a more modern platform”.
Puerto Lirquen is Chile’s largest private port of public service and handles 280,000 teu annually while providing services for shipping companies, importers, and exporters, focusing on container and break bulk cargo. As a major Chilean industry player Puerto Lirquen boasts a proficient gate, yard and vessel productivity, zero electronic data interchange (EDI) transmission errors and “efficient, user-friendly equipment”.
“Our decision to select N4 is part of a larger investment plan to expand and modernise operations across the board, including the addition of mobile cranes, reachstackers, port trucks, a newly paved yard and an extension of our pier that can berth vessels up to 367 m,” said Juan Alberto Arancibia, Puerto Lirquen’s managing director. “We are confident that N4 will provide us with the fast, user-friendly and customised solution we need to support our goal of 50% growth over the next years,” he added.
The terminal has selected N4 to address its main operational challenges: vessel productivity and optimum use of gate and yard.“We admire Puerto Lirquen’s growth ambitions and evolution in today’s ever-changing market,” said Chuck Schneider, regional general manager for Navis, “[and] we will work with them closely during the implementation process to ensure a smooth transition and ultimately, optimised operations that will benefit the terminal’s bottom line.”