Lianyungang New Oriental International Terminals goes live with Navis N4

Lianyungang New Oriental International Terminals goes live with Navis N4

COSCO Shipping Ports’ Lianyungang New Oriental International Terminals Co. (LNOIT) has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of its globalisation strategy across the terminals it operates.

LNOIT is located on the southwestern coast of Haizhou Bay in China and currently operates more than 20 international and domestic routes, reaching 2.88m teu in 2018.

The terminal is the first of COSCO Shipping Ports’ facilities to switch to N4 in China as part of a pilot programme for go-lives in the future.

Zhang Dayu, managing director of COSCO Shipping Ports said: “Our partnership with Navis is important to the overall strategy of our company. As we look to expand, we need an innovative system that is a global leader in the space to grow with our business.

“As the shipping industry is flourishing and the demand for mega-ships and more containers is on the rise, we look forward to the ways we can work with Navis to continue to remain a leader in the space.”

As the Eastern Bridgehead of the New Asia-Europe Continental Bridge, LNOIT has an important role in regional economic development and needed a system that would help to boost efficiency and bring greater value to its customers.

N4 was selected to meet the terminal’s immediate business goals to optimise performance, including streamlining its railway container operations but also for its longer-term aspirations including cost savings, adaptability and scalability as it grows and customer needs change.

Mark Welles, vice president and general manager Asia Pacific, Navis, said: “The Asia-Pacific market plays a critical role in the ocean shipping industry, so it is imperative that we work with our partners in those regions to help them perform at their peak.

“The relationship we have with COSCO Shipping Ports has allowed us to broaden our reach in the region and we look forward to continuing to be a key partner to the terminals it operates and helping LNOIT be successful.”