International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) has chosen leading IT firm JLT Mobile to deploy the VERSO 12 computers at its container terminals in Papua New Guinea.
According to a statement, JLT Mobile’s partner Autepra delivered and installed the computers to maximize everyday operations at the South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) in Lae and the Motuka International Terminal Ltd in Port Moresby.
The deployment comes in the middle of an initiative to improve the operational efficiency of SPICT, Papua New Guinea’s leading container terminal, which has so far cost approximately US$4.51 million and is expected to continue until 2022.
The delivery of the computers will, the operator hopes, support efficiency gains and ensure uninterrupted operation and seamless integration with the Navis N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS).
JLT signed a five-year partnership with the Navis Ready Program in March 2019, a deal which guarantees the IT company’s computers validation for use with all major releases of the market-leading N4 TOS over that period.
Tomas Girdzevicius, CEO of Autepra, hailed the deployment: “We have worked worldwide with ICTSI since 2013 and are proud suppliers of choice for rugged mobile computers. JLT devices are used with Navis TOS in everyday terminal operation to bring efficiencies to ICTSI’s business.”
“When ICTSI acquired the two new terminals in Papua New Guinea in 2018, they came straight to us for the supply of world-class rugged JLT computers. ICTSI know us and they know that they can rely on us to deliver, wherever they operate in the world.”
Beatrice G. Mahuru, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, ICTSI South Pacific, also commented: “As maritime terminals are a central link in the supply chain, we at ICTSI South Pacific are committed to digitization and automation to bring efficiencies into our Papua New Guinea business. We are proud of our association with Autepra for ease of business using smart solutions.”