Navis, a provider of operational technologies, has announced the agreement of a new global partnership with major terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ITCSI).
According to the statement, the collaboration between both parties will provide a global volume view for container trade to support ICTSI’s growth strategies around the world.
In addition to this, the partnership allows for Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) to be adapted more easily to ICTSI’s global footprint.
By leveraging the TOS within its network of 31 container terminals, ICTSI expects to improve overall site functionality, bridging data across terminals and connecting to monitoring and reporting functions for “increased clarity and insight”.
N4, which is currently in place at 17 of ICTSI’s terminal facilities, will also be used to further streamline the company’s operations and support the implementation of cloud-based solutions.
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The scalable approach which Navis’ TOS offers will help ICTSI to adjust to the evolving landscape of smarter terminals, as well as reducing the need for localized resources and infrastructure.
Brian Hibbert, Chief Information Officer at ICTSI, commented: “This new agreement removes administrative and transactional complexity, focusing the relationship on the delivery of technologies to drive operational results.
“We have an agreement that puts the focus on moving the products forward into the cloud.”
Derek Kober, Navis, emphasises the importance of data sharing as a method of collaboration in a recent Port Technology technical paper
Bruce Jacquemard, Chief Customer Officer at Navis, added: “This agreement allows ICTSI to consolidate the execution of its strategy and address changes and resources on a holistic basis rather than by individual terminal.
“ICTSI has been a long-term partner of Navis and we’re excited to help them capitalize on N4 across the network to usher in the next phase of operational improvements.”
Navis will be a key contributor to discussions at the upcoming Container Terminal Automation Conference 2019, which takes place May 7-8 in London, UK