Global Container Terminals (GCT) Vanterm has gone live with Navis N4 via remote assistance, marking the last of four GCT terminals to go-live with N4 in North America.
Located in the inner harbour, GCT Vanterm operates in naturally occurring deep water and is considered one of the most productive terminals in the Port of Vancouver.
As part of its plans to modernise operations and increase capacity at the terminal by 25% in the near-term, GCT opted for the N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at Vanterm in order to achieve its business goals.
The N4 go-live was part of GCT Vanterm’s US$160m modernisation and densification project which aims to implement more technologically advanced solutions, increase capacity within its existing footprint, create jobs in the region and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The TOS will help to standardise operations and IT infrastructure across the continent for better service to its customers.
Erik Ward, CIO at GCT, said: “GCT Vanterm is known for its industry-leading productivity and this important upgrade supports our commitment to maintaining that advantage as we digitise and grow the terminal.
“With GCT Vanterm’s upgrade to Navis N4, we are ensuring that our customers have access to best-in-class service, consistency and visibility across all four terminals GCT operates.”
The terminal operator also went live with Navis’ N4 TOS at its New York facility earlier this year.
Kim Kuesel, VP and general manager, Americas at Navis, said: “At Navis, we know now more than ever, providing customers with top service and innovative offerings is essential to maintain and grow any terminal business.
“By working with our customers to upgrade their systems to a more modern TOS via remote support, we have helped countless customers forge ahead with business plans and reach their operational goals this year.”