DP World’s TRP upgrades to Navis N4


DP World’s Terminales Rio de La Plata (TRP), Argentina, recently upgraded its Terminal Operating System (TOS) to the new and improved Navis N4.

Continuing an almost 20-year long partnership between the two parties, TRP have recently upgraded to the Navis N4 TOS.

The system went live on October 12th, 2013.

The new TOS replaced the Navis SPARCS Express system that had been in operation since 1994.

TRP made the decision in an attempt to improve operational performance and modernise their current systems.

Ricardo Alvarez, operations director at the terminal praised the transition saying TRP were “pleased with the improvements offered by the new platform and are confident that this strategic investment will yield many more for our customers in the coming months.”

Navis N4 provides enhanced reporting functionality, with centralised yard, gate, rail and inspection events.

TRP will also benefit from better shipside and rail performance, improved ease of reporting, decreased customisation needs, and streamlined billing functionality.

There is also the ability to remotely run operations from a single terminal to multiple terminals spanning numerous geographic locations.

Martin Bardi, senior director at Navis, Americas spoke of the upgrade saying: “TRP’s migration from SPARCS Express to N4 reinforces the importance of modernising systems to keep up with the growing productivity pressures that terminals are currently experiencing.

“Our historic knowledge about the facility was also advantageous, as we were able to minimise disruptions during the integration and drive improvements almost immediately. We are proud to continue to serve as TRP’s TOS platform of choice, and look forward to our continued partnership for the next 20 years.”

The Buenos Aires-based Terminales Rio de la Plata handles containers from deep-sea vessels imported and exported from Europe, Asia and North America. The terminal also handles feeder vessels that transverse both the east and west coasts of South America and barges upriver to Rosario.

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