COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) Zeebrugge Terminal has gone live with the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
According to a statement Navis, the terminal has selected its TOS platform to enhance operations and optimize data visibility within partners and customers.
N4 has been designed to optimize container handling equipment utilization, vessel planning, yard utilization and automate crane scheduling and monitoring.
The flexible architecture of the system allows terminals to create clusters of database and application servers to meet the TOS scalability demand.
The terminal, located off the coast of Belgium, connects to the main shipping routes in North Western Europe including the Baltic regions, Scandinavia, Ireland and the UK.
The port is capable of providing an annual handling capacity of one million TEU. It features seven super post-panamax ZPMC gantry cranes and three onsite rail tracks of 780 meters each.
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The platform will be used to track cargo through the port, automate equipment operations through an integrated, centralized solution.
By automating some of its processes, the terminal aims to maximize performance while reducing risk.
“CSP Zeebrugge is the first successful N4 rollout in COSCO SHIPPING Ports’ TOS standardization program,” said Mark Welles, VP Global Partnerships for Navis.
“Navis is continuing joint efforts to roll out N4 in the COSCO SHIPPING Ports terminal network across the globe in the coming months.”
Stefan Vanparys, N4 Project Lead CSP Terminals Zeebrugge, also commented: “Based on their past successes and being the leader in terminal operating software, partnering with Navis was the right decision to push our business goals forward.
“Bringing N4 to CSP Zeebrugge took careful planning and dedication from partners and the migration team and we are happy at the result we achieved at the end of the project.”
CSP Zeebrugge became the first terminal in Northwest Europe in which CSP holds a controlling stake in 2017.
The terminal operator has set its sights on turning it into its key Northern European shipping hub as part of its larger globalization strategy.