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Congo Terminal to implement N4 terminal operating system

Congo Terminal has signed a licensing deal to implement Navis’ flagship N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

The terminal will migrate from its current operating system to N4 3.5, addressing the need for increased operational support and meeting customer service demand.

Located in the port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo, the terminal currently operates an annual volume of 600,000 teu.

The terminal has been under the management of Bolloré Ports since 2009, when a public-private partnership with the Congolese government was signed for the concession of the container terminal.

To date, Bolloré Port has invested €360m (US$420m) for equipment and infrastructure improvements at the facility, which serves as the oceanic gateway to the Congo Basin.

Average dwell times for import and transhipment containers have been halved and average port stays have been reduced from three days to 24 hours or less.

The implementation of N4 is meant to drastically improve the automation of operations planning and execution, aiming to achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs low.

Stanislas de Saint Louvent, Deputy CEO, Bolloré Ports, said: “As we continue to modernise and innovate at our terminal, it’s imperative that we focus on key operational improvements that will enhance our overall service quality and streamline processes for the growing traffic passing through our site.

“Having N4 in place will enable us to handle a larger capacity and will prepare us for the transition to increased automation as it becomes more prominent in the industry.”