Navis, a provider of operational technologies for ports and terminals, has announced that Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA) in Chile has successfully gone live with the N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
According to a statement from Navis, TPA has selected its N4 platform in order to manage a rapid rise in cargo handling volume, which has tripled since the company was founded in 2004.
Based in the Port of Arica, TPA is supported by the largest amount of infrastructure in the region for handling cargo from large container vessels, making it the preferred option for shippers visiting Chile, Bolivia and Peru.
A number of operational challenges, such as the condition of free storage offered to Bolivian imported cargo, have encouraged TPA to replace its in-house operating system with N4.
Following a successful “go-live”, the terminal will leverage N4 to increase vessel productivity from 18 to 22 moves, boost the productivity of yard equipment by 20%, and decrease extra moves in the yard by 40%.
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Dante Battaglia, Operation Assistant Manager at Navis, commented on the project: “TPA has a deep-rooted culture of innovation and continuous improvement that allowed us to adapt quickly to the multitude of operational changes necessary to be successful under N4.
“We have enabled a first level tool for our team with which we can provide better service to our customers.
“We underwent profound changes in the organizational structure of our company, integrating all systems around N4 to completely manage all types of port operations and we’re confident that we will see a substantial ROI as our operations become safer, faster and more efficient.”
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Susan Gardner, Navis’ VP and General Manager for the Americas, added: “TPA is considered a port at the service of Bolivia and as such, has several unique conditions produced a complex operating system and unique challenges that had to be considered.
“Navis’ knowhow and seamless implementation experience, flexibility to operate multiple types of cargo, ability to integrate with various existing systems and intelligence in yard operations were all critical factors leading to a successful transformation for TPA.”