Global Terminal is the first terminal in North America to upgrade to Navis N4 2.5.
This exciting upgrade will support Global’s goals to increase capacity and productivity while minimizing environmental impact. The successful implementation of this technology was largely due to the strong partnership between Global and Navis as the two companies worked together to extensively test the system.
Navis N4 upgraded at Global Terminal’s Expansion Project.
Strong customer partnership supports Global’s commitment to innovate and improve terminal operations through advanced TOS technology.
Oakland, CA and Bayonne, NJ—March 11, 2014—Navis, the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, today announced that following extensive testing, Global Terminal (Global) became the first facility in North America to successfully upgrade to the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) version 2.5 on March 3, 2014. Located in the Port of New York/New Jersey, the implementation supports the terminal’s semi-automation. Navis technology allows Global to increase capacity and productivity on the existing facility while minimizing environmental impact.
This latest milestone solidifies Global’s reputation as a customer-oriented, reliable operator. In November 2011, the terminal was the first facility to successfully deploy Navis N4 in North America. Serving the most concentrated and affluent market on the US East Coast, the latest implementation is noteworthy as the Company ensured there were no disruptions to customers and stakeholders.
Rich Ceci, Vice President of Information Technology for Global Container Terminals USA commented, “This technology platform significantly modernizes the facility, enabling the fastest processing and turnaround times in the harbor. The Navis team must be commended for their dedication in helping us achieve our goals.”
“TOS implementations can be highly complex and require close collaboration between Navis and the customers we serve. The extensive end-to-end testing was the key to the success of this N4 upgrade,” said Mike Medcalfe, Vice President, Professional Services for Navis. “We are committed to continue to work with the Global team to ensure that their investment in N4 delivers on the promise of improved optimization, efficiency and productivity for its terminal operations.”
This recent version of Navis N4 supports Global’s new state-of-the-art radio frequency identification (RFID) and optical character recognition (OCR) gate technologies commissioned last summer, as well as enables the commissioning of the 20-strong fleet of semi-automated rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes. Both innovations raise the bar for safety standards in the New York harbor by ensuring truckers and the waterfront workforce remain out of harm’s way.
N4 is Navis’ latest generation TOS, allowing customers the flexibility and scalability to centrally manage single or multiple terminal operations, spanning numerous geographic locations.
About Navis, LLC
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results. www.navis.com
About Cargotec Corporation
Cargotec shapes the cargo handling industry for the benefit of its customers and shareholders. Cargotec’s business areas MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Their global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance according to customers’ needs. Cargotec’s sales totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec’s class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com