Newly-opened Paraguayan container terminal Terport Villeta has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) with the aim to offer its customers greater visibility on its operations and cargo status.
The first phase of the facility opened in October 2018 after three years of planning, two years of construction and a US$40m investment made by operator Terport Terminales Portuarias.
It is one of two terminals in the country to operate N4 and the software is expected to help provide end-to-end visibility between the Villeta facility and Terport’s other terminal in San Antonio.
Nery Espinola, the CIO of Terport Villeta, said: “We were confident in [N4’s] ability to deliver seamless operations due to the success we have seen in our San Antonio location.
“With N4 at the centre of our operations, we’ll be able to achieve next level productivity while operating with quality, safety and efficiency.”
Terport Villeta sits on the Paraguay-Panama waterway, which is the main channel for transporting cargo in and out of Paraguay and, according to the terminal, has an operating capacity of over 100,000 teu.
It was built to be competitive with the region’s most modern terminals and is the only facility in the country to offer 100% electric rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGs).
The second phase is expected to begin in 2019 and will include additional quay cranes, RTGs and additional capacity.