Brazilian Terminal Upgrades TOS for More Megaship Traffic


Brazil-based container terminal Tecon Salvador has completed its implementation of the Navis N4 terminal system into its existing infrastructure to increase efficiency for the main shipping lines and mega vessels.

The deal with Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is part of a larger, multi-year investment in the latest infrastructure, technology and automation solutions for the terminal, enabling Tecon Salvador to optimize operations and support changing business requirements for larger ships and container volumes.

Located in the state of Bahia, Tecon Salvador is the leading dock operator in Northern Brazil, and the only terminal in the country with exclusive roadway access to the BR-324 highway, connecting trucks to the terminal without interference with city traffic, speeding up the cargo release time as a result.

Presently, the terminal handles 310,000 TEUs annually and averages approximately 60 moves per hour.

Read 'Qingdao Terminal: Fully Automated to Welcome Megaships', a technical paper by Mark Welles, Navis, and Li Yongcui; General Manager Assistant, QQCTN, which focuses on how China's first fully automated terminal was constructed

Demir Lourenço, Terminal Managing Director, Tecon Salvador, said: “Our goal is to offer the best possible service to our customers and the N4 terminal system was the only choice to help us achieve new levels of efficiency and productivity.

“N4 came highly recommended due to its success at some of the world’s leading container terminals.

“We are confident that its application here at Tecon Salvador will help solidify our position as one of the most modern facilities in Brazil.”

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Chuck Schneider, Vice President and General Manager, Americas, said: “Like many other container terminals globally, Tecon Salvador is eager to demonstrate its commitment to the continuous improvement of its infrastructure, technology, people and processes in order to align with customer needs.

“The implementation of N4 delivers on this promise.

“We are proud to partner with Tecon Salvador on this undertaking and are confident that the terminal and its customers will soon see marked benefits with the new N4 system in place.”

Learn more about Navis N4

Watch Guenter Schmidmeir, Vice President & General Manager, EMEA, Navis, explain how terminal operations can be improved:

Read more: 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

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