Ports America Chesapeake (PAC) has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt and Dundalk terminals.
Part of a US$142m investment in equipment and infrastructure initiatives to keep competitive in the region, the implementation of N4 marks the first time the port has utilised a single platform for all cargo handled at its terminals.
PAC vice president Bayard Hogans said: “We strive to be ahead of the curve with technology advancements to foster continued success in the Port of Baltimore, adding to Maryland’s economy.
“Adopting a modern, streamlined TOS like N4 will provide stability and yield results as we push our capacity goals further and support sustainable growth of the port.”
Along with handling additional volume, the new system aims to increase velocity, efficiency and safety in order to ensure PAC remains one of the most productive container operations on the East Coast.
While PAC already engages with container data transparency and efficiency tools with internal and external partners the new N4 TOS provides the ability to more aggressively pursue these types of cutting-edge initiatives.
The upgraded system will optimise daily terminal tasks like container handling, vessel planning, yard utilisation and crane scheduling and monitoring.
It was also be used to track cargo throughout the terminal, optimising data visibility for partners and customers.