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Doraleh Terminal Upgrades to Navis N4

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Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that Société de Gestion du Terminal à Conteneurs de Doraleh (SGTD), based in Djibouti, has successfully implemented the N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

SGTD, which is focusing on increased automation as its operations expand, selected N4 as part of a plan to upgrade its terminal’s infrastructure.

Situated near the second busiest shipping lane in the world, SGTD connects Asia, Africa and Europe at the southern tip of the Red Sea and is the main gateway for the Eastern African region.

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Along with its high cargo volume, SGTD handling one million TEU annually, the terminal was experiencing operational challenges attributed to the multiple TOS applications previously in place.

As a result of this, SGTD has appointed Navis as its sole TOS provider to achieve more streamlined operations through a user-friendly interface.

Abdourahman Houssein Guireh, IT Director and Project Manager at SGTD, commented: “It is important to us to continue to set a standard of modernization and innovation at our terminal and in our region.

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“When we implemented N4 at our terminal, cargo volume and yard congestion were at an all-time peak and we needed a system that was reliable and would help us navigate the operational challenges we were facing to become a leading terminal through state-of-the-art technologies.

“The flexible and scalable nature of N4, along with the assistance of Navis’ team and our talented staff all combined to deliver a seamless transition to N4 with no downtime or disruption to our customers.” 

Chuck Schneider, General Manager, EMEA at Navis also made a statement: “As a partner to SGTD we are excited to be able to provide a solution to enhance its service and help handle the already high volume of shipment it experiences and will continue to experience as the terminal expands.”

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