Patrick upgrades automated terminal in Sydney to N4 TOS

Patrick upgrades automated terminal in Sydney to N4 TOS
Patrick operates AutoStrad terminals in Sydney and Brisbane

Patrick Terminals’ Sydney Automated AutoStrad facility has migrated to the Navis N4 3.8 terminal operating system (TOS), replacing its decades old, in-house TOS.

The go-live was successfully completed remotely with minimal staff on site at the terminal in Port Botany.

With modernisation and automation in mind, the operator selected N4 as its TOS for Sydney AutoStrad to optimise its performance and streamline operations to meet the growing trade demand in the region.

Adrian Sandrin, CIO for Patrick Terminals, said: “We have successfully implemented N4 in our two manual terminals over the past six months and have now integrated that technology suite at our Automated AutoStrad Terminal in Sydney.

“Patrick has always emphasised the importance of information technology and real time systems and with the help of our new N4 TOS, Patrick will optimise our central vessel planning, improve processes and create efficiencies to ensure we meet the complex and changing requirements of our industry.”

The facility operates at 1.2m teu annually, managing 580 vessels per year, handling more than 1,400 gate moves per day and utilising the greatest quay length in the region of 1.4 km.

The terminal has four container berths on site, offering the team the flexibility to adjust vessel working and provide berths if unplanned events impact existing schedules.

Charles Gerard, VP and general manager, APAC at Navis, stated: “As more terminals are planning to advance their automation capabilities, we are able to help them upgrade their offerings and reach their goals.”