LBCT streamlines current operations in preparation for Middle Harbor Terminal project
Pier F at the Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
The implementation of the system will enable LBCT to not only streamline its current operations but prepare for the installation of N4 at the new terminal under construction at Long Beach’s Middle Harbor Terminal.
“Migrating from SPARCS Express to N4 at LBCT’s Pier F facility provides us with the critical technology foundation and implementation experience needed to ensure an efficient N4 go-live at the new Middle Harbor Terminal site in early 2015,” said Anthony Otto, president and CEO at LBCT.
“TOS implementations are often a complex undertaking involving the integration of multiple systems into one overall solution.”
“At Pier F, we were able to minimise any disruption to our existing operations and the team gained valuable experience in leveraging the new technology.”
The $1.2 billion redevelopment of the Middle Harbor terminal will see the integration of both Pier’s F and E into one container terminal. The nine-year project will upgrade wharfs, water access and storage areas, as well as add a greatly expanded on-dock rail yard. The project will cut air pollution and add thousands of jobs to the economy. Construction is well under way with commencing in spring 2011.
The new terminal, slated for completion in 2021, will boast a combined capacity of 3.1 million TEU with LBCT, a subsidiary of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and the occupier of Pier F for over twenty years, responsible for the operation of the newly developed terminal upon its completion.
The Port of Long Beach signed a 40-year, $4.6 billion lease with OOCL and LBCT for the Middle Harbor property in April this year, representing the largest deal of its kind for any US seaport.