HHLA to Implement Navis N4 across Portfolio

 02 Feb 2016     Automation and Optimisation , Cargo Volumes and Throughput, Carriers, Container Handling, Containers, Environment , Going Places, Port Planning, Ports

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that European port logistics group, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has signed a multi-terminal deal with Navis.

As part of the agreement, N4 will serve as a central part of HHLA’s terminal operating system (TOS) landscape, a strategic investment that aims to help HHLA to optimise terminal operations at multiple sites and more effectively handle, as well as meet, evolving customer demands.

The Navis N4 TOS system will be deployed at all three HHLA container terminals in the Port of Hamburg: Container Terminal Altenwerder, Container Terminal Burchardkai and Container Terminal Tollerort.

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Frank Winkenwerder, Director of Information Systems of HHLA, said: “We are pleased to engage with Navis as our partner as we take the steps to develop our terminal operations with future needs in mind.

“After a deep phase of cooperative analysis, we have determined that N4 is the superior platform in the industry to support our complex requirements.”

Heinrich Goller, Managing Director of Operations at HHLA, said: “We are certain that [the] N4 will provide us the best conditions for overcoming the challenges ahead. The framework of our industry is constantly changing.

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“We can only respond to these changes by continuously further improving the performance of our facilities and systems. In addition to our qualified staff, investments in the infrastructure and a high-performing terminal operating system are key in this respect.

“N4 will also help us to further harmonise the processes of our facilities and therefore further increase their efficiency, which will also benefit our customers.”

Andy Barrons, Senior VP and CMO of Navis, said: “HHLA’s selection of N4 is a testament to the solution’s distinction as an industry-leading platform, capable of supporting the unique needs at terminals of varying operational sizes, types and maturity-levels.

“We are honored to have been given this opportunity to facilitate HHLA’s further growth, and are looking forward to deepening our relationship with the HHLA implementation team to ensure that N4 maximizes operational efficiency and performance for the long-term.”

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