Operaciones Portuarias Canarias, S.A. (OPCSA), wholly owned by TIL Group, has transitioned from the Cosmos terminal operating system (TOS) to Navis’ N4.
With the new operating system in place, OPCSA notes three main objectives – to improve the efficiency of local operations, initiate the modernisation process and increase productivity of the terminal.
It is estimated that the implementation of N4 in Gran Canaria will significantly improve productivity and benefit the terminal’s bottom line.
N4 is an essential component to the facility’s overall improvement plan, as it will work to minimise the number of unproductive container moves and improve stowage and vessel turnaround times, which will ultimately reduce both time and cost for each operation.
Capt. Jan Nowak, CEO, OPCSA, said: “We looked with enthusiasm at the opportunity to improve our current operations in terms of reliability and productivity and also at the prospect of providing our clients with new options that simplify their work and make it more effective.”
Chuck Schneider, vice president and general manager for Navis in the EMEA region, said that the previous TOS was “outdated and did not allow the terminal to adapt to the ever-changing ocean shipping environment.”
“The terminal has committed to making a series of improvements on its road to modernisation – both physical and technological – and the investment in N4 allows it to deliver on its promise of significant IT progress for its customers,” he added.