The Container Terminal of Port of Durres (CTPD) has transitioned to cloud operations through the Navis N4 SaaS solution.
Implemented in three months with no additional investment in hardware or onsite expertise, the terminal is now one of the first sites operating the N4 SaaS in the cloud.
The implementation of Navis’ innovative solution allows CTPD to streamline day-to-day operations utilising the Navis cloud and lay the groundwork for continuous terminal innovation moving forward.
Mariner Adriatic was able to start configuring and testing the system within two weeks of launching the implementation project – all of which was overseen by a fully remote team of terminal operators.
Through the cloud, the terminal was able to roll out capabilities incrementally, starting with gate, moving to the yard and then to vessel operations, followed by Equipment Control and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Exchange functionality as well as Business Intelligence (BI) reporting and integrations with external systems.
Newly operated by Mariner Adriatic, CTPD sits within the Port of Durres, which is geographically located in the western part of Albania and is one of the most strategic ports on the Balkan and Adriatic Sea.
Jacques Marchetti, General Manager, EMEA, Navis, commented, “Just months after Navis formally introduced our N4 SaaS offering, we are already seeing growing interest and clients reaping the tremendous benefits that moving their terminal operations to the Navis cloud can offer.
“As a smaller terminal, playing a strategic role within the Mediterranean corridor shippers in an extended peak season coming out of the pandemic, it is critical that CTPD has the ability to quickly adapt to fluctuations in cargo volumes.”
Alket Malo, CFO of Durres Port Authority, added, “The implementation of N4 SaaS is a significant advancement for Container Terminal of Port of Durres and one that we firmly believe will lead to improved efficiency across our operations, a more seamless exchange of information with key stakeholders and a broadened portfolio of services that we can offer our customers.
“Beyond that, the additional layer of security afforded to us through cloud operations, along with increased visibility, transparency, and trackability of our operational processes, will be key to expediting law enforcement activities within the port.”