International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Navis have agreed to form a new global partnership, allowing the N4 platform to be adapted more easily to the terminal operator’s global footprint.
The agreement features a “centralised pooled approach and global volume view”, aiming to support the Philippines-based company’s growth strategies around the world.
According to Navis, by leveraging N4 within its 31 terminal network, ICTSI will be able to improve overall site functionality and deploy a global business intelligence solution.
This will bridge data across terminals and connect to monitoring and reporting functions for increased clarity and insight around business decisions, the software developer added.
ICTSI, which operates N4 at 17 of its terminals, is also working to further streamline operations and eventually evolve to cloud-based solutions in close coordination with Navis.
Brian Hibbert, chief information officer at ICTSI, said: “This new agreement removes administrative and transactional complexity, focusing the relationship on the delivery of technologies to drive operational results.
“We have an agreement that puts the focus on moving the products forward into the cloud.”
The partners hope that the scalable approach with reduce the operator’s need for localised resources and infrastructure, especially in areas where they are difficult to deploy and maintain.
Bruce Jacquemard, chief customer officer at Navis, said: “This agreement allows ICTSI to consolidate the execution of its strategy and address changes and resources on a holistic basis rather than by individual terminal.”