Navis, a provider of operational technologies, has announced that Operaciones Portuarias Canarias S.A. (OPCSA) has successfully transitioned to its N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
Owned the by TIL Group, OPCSA is the largest container terminal at the Port of Las Palmas, located in the Canary Islands.
OPCSA began the transition to Navis N4 in January 2018, noting that its three main objectives were to improve the efficiency of local operations, initiate the modernization process and increase productivity at the terminal.
According to a statement from Navis, the implementation of N4 in Gran Canaria will significantly improve productivity and benefit the terminal’s bottom line.
In addition to this, the new TOS will work to minimize the number of unproductive container moves and improve stowage and vessel turnaround times, increasing the speed of operations and reducing costs.
Capt. Jan Nowak, CEO of OPCSA, commented: “From the moment we decided to partner with Navis for N4, we looked with enthusiasm at the opportunity to improve our current operations in terms of reliability and productivity and also at the prospect of providing our clients with new options that simplify their work and make it more effective.
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“Our dedicated and motivated team, under joint project management with Navis experts, was key for a smooth go-live and quick recovery that had our operations back up and running and achieved normal productivity within a week.”
Chuck Schneider, General Manager of EMEA, added: “The terminal has committed to making a series of improvements on its road to modernization – both physical and technological – and the investment in N4 allows it to deliver on its promise of significant IT progress for its customers.
“We’re thrilled that the implementation went off without any unplanned disruption and the OPCSA can now start realizing the many benefits N4 has to offer.”