Navis Announces Manila Terminal Upgrade
Navis has announced that the Philippines-headquartered terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has upgraded its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at its Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) facility.
Transitioning to Navis’ N4 3.4 TOS is the next phase of ICTSI’s plan to become one of the most technologically advanced terminals serving the intra-Asia trade by pursuing targeted investments in infrastructure and equipment.
MICT is the busiest and largest container terminal in Manila, and under the guidance of ICTSI has more than tripled its annual capacity and throughput, expanded its fleet, and converted to an integrated, real-time IT terminal control system.
As a result of hitting the two million TEU milestone in 2017, ICTSI launched an $80 million improvement project, part of which included the implementation of Navis’ new TOS.
This will allow them to meet the needs of MICT, as it increases in size, as well as making possible the service of larger vessels.
Reynaldo Mark S. Cruz Jr., Information Technology Systems and Services Director at MICT, said: “The success of the upgrade was the result of tireless testing and preparation of the MICT team in collaboration with Navis’ own project team.”
Mark Welles, VP and General Manager for EMEA at Navis, stated: “The ability to foresee the rise of mega ships coming to the Port of Manila and the evolving customer needs as a result, has enabled the terminal to stay two steps ahead and plan its technology requirements accordingly.”