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Terminal Operating Systems for Ports and Container Terminals

Navis provides operational technologies that unlock greater performance and efficiency for our customers, the world’s leading terminal operators. The Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) represents more than 27 years of experience and innovation that enables terminals to optimize their operations and move cargo smarter, faster and more efficiently. As an industry leading technology, more than 270 container terminals worldwide, including some of the world’s most advanced automated facilities, have partnered with Navis to improve performance, reduce costs and minimize risk.

The Navis Professional Services team helps customers maximize the effectiveness of their technology investments by aligning operational optimization and new business processes with a terminal’s most important goals. Whether embarking on a new implementation or exploring ways to get more from existing systems, the Navis Professional Services team offers proven best practices that help terminals worldwide gain significant competitive advantages.

As a trusted technology partner, Navis understands that as ships get larger and operational processes become more complex, efficiency and productivity remain an expectation. Advanced and reliable technologies are essential. Navis offers the tools and personnel necessary to meet the requirements of a new, and ever-evolving, global supply chain.

Terminal Operating Systems for Ports and Container Terminals

N4 - Optimising efficiency at container terminals

Navis N4 is a modern technology platform that optimises efficiency and powers the intelligent movement of goods through container terminals worldwide. The N4 technology platform is very maintainable and adaptable, allowing customers the flexibility...

Navis Terminal Business Intelligence Portal

The Navis Terminal Business Intelligence (BI) Portal enables terminals to understand the real-time and historical performance of their business with comprehensive and agile analytics reporting. The Navis Terminal BI Portal provides near-real...

PrimeRoute - Yard Route Optimisation

Navis PrimeRoute Optimization Module enables real-time routing, dispatching and monitoring of straddle carriers, terminal tractors and other internal transportation vehicles within the container terminal.

Expert Decking - Automated Yard Planning

Navis Expert Decking Optimization Module automates yard planning, distributing containers throughout the yard based on predefined business rules. This comprehensive yard allocation module facilitates real-time, accurate and optimized stowage...

Vessel Autostow - Stowage planning module

Navis Vessel Autostow is an optimization module that automatically generates stow plans for the entire ship or by specific bay based on rules set by the ship planner and in compliance with vessel planning stowage strategy.

Rail Autostow - Automated railcar routing and planning

Rail Autostow enables terminal operators to automatically route railcars to hub assignments and plan train load sequences based on criteria preconfigured for a specific environment.

PowerStow - Stowage planning and management system

PowerStow is a shipping container stowage planning and management system that operates in real-time, thus enabling planners to optimize container stowage throughout the entire voyage of the vessel, resulting in enhanced container stowage planner...

Optimisation Services

The successful implementation of optimisation modules, Expert Decking, PrimeRoute and Autostow, is one of the most challenging parts of any TOS implementation project. To achieve the best results, it is important to have the right configuration...


N4 - Optimising efficiency at container terminals

Navis N4 is a modern technology platform that optimises efficiency and powers the intelligent movement of goods through container terminals worldwide. The N4 technology platform is very maintainable and adaptable, allowing customers the flexibility...

Navis Terminal Business Intelligence Portal

The Navis Terminal Business Intelligence (BI) Portal enables terminals to understand the real-time and historical performance of their business with comprehensive and agile analytics reporting. The Navis Terminal BI Portal provides near-real...

PrimeRoute - Yard Route Optimisation

Navis PrimeRoute Optimization Module enables real-time routing, dispatching and monitoring of straddle carriers, terminal tractors and other internal transportation vehicles within the container terminal.

Expert Decking - Automated Yard Planning

Navis Expert Decking Optimization Module automates yard planning, distributing containers throughout the yard based on predefined business rules. This comprehensive yard allocation module facilitates real-time, accurate and optimized stowage...

Vessel Autostow - Stowage planning module

Navis Vessel Autostow is an optimization module that automatically generates stow plans for the entire ship or by specific bay based on rules set by the ship planner and in compliance with vessel planning stowage strategy.

Rail Autostow - Automated railcar routing and planning

Rail Autostow enables terminal operators to automatically route railcars to hub assignments and plan train load sequences based on criteria preconfigured for a specific environment.

PowerStow - Stowage planning and management system

PowerStow is a shipping container stowage planning and management system that operates in real-time, thus enabling planners to optimize container stowage throughout the entire voyage of the vessel, resulting in enhanced container stowage planner...

Optimisation Services

The successful implementation of optimisation modules, Expert Decking, PrimeRoute and Autostow, is one of the most challenging parts of any TOS implementation project. To achieve the best results, it is important to have the right configuration...

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Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

“With Navis, expansion is seamless. You can keep expanding your volume without hitting any barriers, giving us the ability to keep growing.” – Peter Davie, Chief Executive, Lyttelton Port Company

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Port of Tauranga

“If you look at any port, the most important thing they can offer their customer is productivity – technology is absolutely critical in the space.” – Graeme Marshall, Commercial Manager, Port of Tauranga

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Terminal Zarate

“Visibility and self-customization. It’s so easy to configure the system and lets us adapt it to new requirements and processes.” – Gustavo Oliver, Senior Executive, Terminal Zarate

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Transnet Port Terminals

“N4 has given us the additional advantage of effectively supporting the business and having greater control of what is happening around the terminals.” – Louis Hutton, Senior IT Manager, Transnet port Terminals

N4 Brochure

Navis N4 is a sophisticated and modern technology platform that optimizes efficiency and helps to power the intelligent movement of goods through the supply chain.

N4 Datasheet

Navis N4 Features and Functionality

Expert Decking

Expert Decking considers the state of the yard in real-time, dynamically assessing container volumes, CHE locations, stack configurations and terminal specific business rules for “best-case” stacking of import, export and empty containers.

PrimeRoute

PrimeRoute enables optimal, real-time routing, dispatching and monitoring of equipment within the container terminal.

Vessel Autostow

Vessel AutoStow is an optimization module that automatically generates stow plans for the entire ship or by specific bay based on rules set by the ship planner and in compliance with vessel planning stowage strategy.

Rail Autostow

Rail Autostow enables terminal operators to automatically route railcars to hub assignments and plan train load sequences based on criteria preconfigured for a specific environment.

PowerStow

PowerStow offers easy-to-use, comprehensive planning tools that provide real-time visibility of stowage, cargo forecasts, stability and strength, crane split, lashing and error conditions.

Implementation and tuning of Navis Optimization Modules

Navis has built a dedicated global Optimization Services Practice, which is building and applying the Navis TOS implementation best-practices for optimization modules.

Big Maritime Players Establish Standards for Port Calls

  21 Sep 2017

International standards for nautical port information have taken a leap forward this week due to the efforts of the Rotterdam Port Call Optimisation Task Force

Kalmar: Tackling Global Supply Chain’s $20 Billion Loss

  19 Sep 2017

Kalmar's President has discussed what the company has in its pipeline to improve overall efficiency at ports

Mexican Terminal Operator Takes Technological Lead

  14 Sep 2017

Mexico-based Altamira Terminal Portuaria (ATP) has successfully completed its upgrade to version 3.3 of the Navis N4 terminal system, furthering its position as a leading port operator in the Gulf of Mexico

US’s Busiest Ports Keep Record-Breaking Momentum

  14 Sep 2017

The two busiest ports in the US have once again reported significant growth, with the Port of LA and GE continuing to develop a digital supply chain and the Port of Long Beach on track to secure one of its best results after a rise in imports

Kalmar Presents Key to Advancing Terminal Automation

  13 Sep 2017

Kalmar is supporting the terminal industry in taking its first step towards building a common system architecture for an end-to-end, customised automation platform, with the launch of its Kalmar Key

Fiji’s Largest Container Port Expands Machine Fleet

  12 Sep 2017

Fiji Ports Terminal, the operator of six ports on the South Pacific Ocean island, has made an order with Kalmar to provide the country’s largest container port with three Kalmar reachstackers and one empty container handler

Kalmar and Navis Automate VICT ASCs

  11 Sep 2017

Finnish crane manufacturer Kalmar and TOS supplier Navis have delivered the first OneTerminal integrated automation solution to the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne.

Kalmar President: ‘Copy With Pride’ When Automating Ports

  08 Sep 2017

Kalmar’s President Antti Kaunonen has said that the port industry should be able to 'copy with pride' when it comes to standardizing automation

Israel’s Ashdod Port Rips Up TEU Record

  07 Sep 2017

Stevedore Ashdod Port Company has noted an increase of 4.3% in revenue in the last half-year amid a busy summer for container throughput at the Israeli Port of Ashdod.

MSC’s CIO Encourages Digital Shipping Collaboration

  07 Sep 2017

The Chief Information Officer of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has said that the global shipping industry will improve its approach to technological change through greater collaboration

Automated Intelligence

Why is realizing the full potential of automated terminals for operational performance taking so long? And, for those who succeed in automation, why is it so complex and difficult?

The New Era of Container Shipping

In the new era we see, vendors of solutions will date to venture out their niches and look for solutions that connect and interchange information in real time to provide actionable visibility and enable efficient decision making. These solutions will be possible because new standards for information exchange and a set of common semantics have evolved.

Leveraging Virtual Reality

The perception of automation is that robots relieve human beings from repetitive tasks and that process automation brings stability and predictable performance to a container terminal, thereby increasing safety. What we often fail to mention is that even with the implementation of automation, accidents will still occur and technology can still fail.

Update: Ports of the Future

For the port of the future, bigger vessels, broader carrier alliances, container capacity consolidation and larger hub and spoke port networks will be changing costs and revolutionising the way in which profits are generated from operations. Simultaneously, the port of the future will manage increased investment along with demands for improved productivity and higher level of service

New Frontier: Big Data & the Impact on the Supply Chain

Modern business moves at the speed of light, and as part of that, access to timely and accurate data is critical. The ability to automate not only the collection of, but also, the analysis of the massive amounts of information processed on a daily basis, allows organisations to make business decisions based on facts, rather than antiquated processes or unreliable intuition and gut instincts. The...

The Journey of CONTROLS: DP World Antwerp

TBA is proudly celebrating ‘10 years CONTROLS’. In a series of articles, The Journey of CONTROLS will take you around the world, bringing you to various terminals who are using emulation and sharing their stories. In this second episode, we will write about the usage of CONTROLS at DP World (DPW) Antwerp

Data Alchemy and Smart Connected Terminals

Dr Oscar Pernia and Jukka Lindström of Cargotec explore how data alchemy can lead to the future

Digital Ports: The Evolving Role of Port Authorities

Expert analysis from Dr Oscar Pernia (Navis) and Francisco de los Santos of Algeciras Port Authority

GCT Bayonne: award-winning terminal operations

Located in one of the densest consumer markets, the GCT Bayonne Expansion Project is the first brownfield container terminal in the Western Hemisphere to be converted to semi-automation

Automated Terminals: The Productivity Quantum Leap

The establishment of KPCT has been a success story. This paper explains how KPCT became one of the most productive automated terminals in the world

Automation ‘Standards’: the search for perfection

With more and more automated container terminals being implemented, there is an opportunity to standardise the solutions and learn from each other, explains Oscar Pernia and Elisa Rouhiainen of Navis

Porto Itapoá’s award-winning operations

Porto Itapoá began operations in June, 2011, and is already considered one of the fastest and most efficient terminals in Latin America, as well as behind one of the largest and most important in Brazil for containerised cargo movement

DP World and Navis: The Learning Curve

Ports and terminals across the globe are striving to meet the increasing demands for process excellence and operational efficiency, representatives of Navis and DP World explain how

Ports of the Future: The Sense of Wonder

Dr Oscar Pernia, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Navis, discusses the key elements required for a port of the future to function seamlessly within the ocean supply chain

Navis: How to Create Change

VP of Navis Andy Barrons explains that "we need to do better as an industry"

How to Boost Terminal Operations with TOS Plug-ins

How 'plug-ins' can optimise TOS operations and fill the gaps left where operators are left to make complex decisions in little time

The Definitive Guide to Terminal Productivity

Significant improvement of current operational performance levels at terminals is feasible. A major evolution is taking place in some of the current concepts driving operational planning, control and execution practices. These changes will require not only technology but also new processes and collaboration across the industry that will shape the future of how terminals work and engage

Versiant Smartphone Application Sees Tremendous Growth

Versiant has developed a smartphone application called Lynx Mobile that integrates directly with Navis’s Express and N4 versions of their TOS. Its realtime integration gives sub-second responses to any query without impacting the normal processing of the TOS. Several terminals have deployed this new technology including: Global Terminals, Maher Terminals LLC, PNCT, Ports America Chesapeake, Port of Houston Authority and Yusen Terminals

Driving forces and new paradigms: efficiency in container shipping

Container shipping operations are changing and efficiency is now of paramount importance to both shipping lines and container terminal operators. Operational practices, tools and industry paradigms are being tested by fundamental forces at every turn.

Automation insight: Haifa Port, Israel

It was a very stressful day (and night). Haifa Port was about to go live in all its terminals with its new Terminal Operation System – the Navis SPARCS N4. The latest version was only implemented in a select few terminals around the world and its implementation in Israel was a huge leap for the port and the Israeli maritime community. However, there was a...

Easing into automation

Dr. Oscar Pernia discusses in this article how automation continues to be adopted and embraced throughout the industry and how it is here to stay. He also delves into both terminal automation challenges and solutions and how if these solutions are implemented properly the investment can prove automation to be a worthwhile investment. This comes with the added abilities of being able to provide high...

What optimisation means for terminals and ports

In terms of the marine shipping industry, one of the most accurate definitions of optimisation is: “The act of making a system, design or decision as effective or functional as possible.” Optimisation as a discipline is an ancient science best illustrated over time.

Trends in Marine Terminal Automation

An unpredictable economy and fluctuating container volumes are two key challenges marine terminal operators continue to navigate, creating new demands for efficiencies. These uncertainties have caused a renewed interest in process and equipment automation technologies as a path to increased efficiency. When deployed and integrated with the terminal operating system, these automation technologies can support and increase terminal capacity, optimize equipment utilization, and improve overall...

Khalifa Port: The Birth of a Giant

Khalifa Port is situated next to the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), a cornerstone of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, an industrial development of massive scale, which is under construction and is intended to stretch over an extraordinary 417 square kilometers.

The upside of the downturn – post-recession positives for the container terminal industry

While the 1990s and 2000s were marked by a scramble for capacity and scale to keep up with the rapid growth that enabled global trade as we know it today, the next decade will be very different.

Beyond ROI: How benchmarking and KPI tracking can better reveal the true value of technology investm

Labour costs, in both developed and developing countries, seem continually on the rise. Traditionally, when evaluating the impact of process automation technology investments, like those involving OCR, RFID, and GPS automation solutions, considerable emphasis is placed on the ROI derived solely from labour force reductions. Many terminal operators, keen on reducing rising operating costs and reliance on unionised labour, may feel the pressure to prematurely...

Capacity creation is the top priority in South African ports

Nowhere in South Africa is the rapid upsurge in economic activity and growth more evident than in its commercial ports. Historically neglected and under-funded prior to 1994, during the country’s economic sanctions and apartheid era, South Africa’s ports have since been experiencing booming business, and stateowned transport and freight entity Transnet Limited has been at pains to ensure it creates capacity ahead of demand in...

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