Navis has been licensed to implement its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) in the Congo Terminal at the port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo.
The Congo Terminal currently operates an annual volume of 600,000 TEU.
Bolloré Ports, who began managing the terminal in 2009, has invested US$ 421 million for both equipment and infrastructure, as it aims to turn the cargo hub into a state-of-the-art terminal.
The new TOS from Navis will allow Congo Terminal to increase operational support, maintain its current growth trajectory, and achieve maximum productivity at a low cost.
This is made possible by the automation of operations planning and execution.
Stanislas de Saint Louvent, Deputy CEO of Bolloré Ports, said: “As we continue to modernize and innovate at our terminal, it’s imperative that we focus on key operational improvements that will enhance our overall service quality and streamline processes for the growing traffic passing through our site.
“Having N4 in place will enable us to handle a larger capacity and will prepare us for the transition to increased automation, as it becomes more prominent in the industry.”
Chuck Schneider, VP and General Manager of the EMEA region at Navis, said: “Bolloré Ports has been a great partner to Navis and recently signed on to utilize N4 at seven of its leading terminals worldwide.
“Congo Terminal is the second site to start their N4 implementation, following Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal in India earlier this year. Bolloré Ports has placed a clear priority on improving efficiency and productivity across its network of terminals and with N4 to optimize operations at Congo Terminal, it is now one step closer to delivering a holistic solution to its international clients.”
Since its launch, Congo Terminal has doubled the annual throughput being handled in the city of Pointe-Noire. In addition to this, average dwell times for import and transhipment containers have been halved.
Now, it seeks to meet customer service demand with the leading IT solution for the container shipping market.