Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP), has implemented the N4 terminal operating system (TOS) from Navis, with the investment costing R$25m (US$7.3m).
The migration to the new system is due to the evolution of the infrastructure and processes of the Brazilian facility, where capacity is scheduled to increase from 1.5m teu to 2.5m teu by 2018.
Alexandre Rubio Teixeira Pinto, chief finance officer of TCP, stated: “Navis is the world’s most widely used operating system and should generate increased efficiency and productivity for the terminal. With that, we are able to integrate port information into the system, generating even more speed and reliability to the work developed by TCP.”
In particular, the terminal hopes to optimise yard management “with the use of automated processes, promoting a more efficient allocation of trucks that transport the containers between the equipment and the ships, and better segregating containers in the yard”.
Martin Bardi, senior director of Latin America field operations at Navis, said that the TOS implementation would help to deliver the optimisation needed to facilitate greater amounts of cargo at the terminal.
Diego Neufert, IT manager for TCP, stated that the choice of the new system was facilitated by an international consulting firm, and took into account Navis’ ability to track the terminal’s future growth and customer-focused services.
With the TCP implementation, Navis N4 is now present in 14 terminals in Brazil, and 316 terminals around the world.
In addition, Matson, a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has successfully implemented N4 at the organisation’s three ports in Alaska.