Navis Continues Chinese Port Collaboration


Navis, a provider of operational technologies, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tianjin Port Group, the world’s largest terminal complex using the N4 operating system.

As part of the MoU, Navis and Tianjin Port Group will collaborate to drive technological innovation within Tianjin Port, as it progresses towards automation.

Tianjin Port Group is also the fastest terminal complex to implement Navis’ N4 system, transitioning its six terminals, each with separate TOS technologies, in less than eight months.

The port group is currently using Navis’ newest TOS to process approximately 15 million TEU every year.

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According to a statement, Navis and Tianjin Port Group are well positioned to create a new industry-standard for terminal operations excellence.

Zhang Ruigang, Chairman of Tianjin Port Group, said: “We are extremely proud of our record-breaking N4 implementation.

“While many factors contributed to the project’s success, we recognized the powerful results that were achieved when Tianjin Port and Navis teams came together with a common goal in mind.

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“The MOU agreement signals our commitment to working with an industry leader like Navis to achieve rapid innovation and make our operational goals, including automation, a reality.”

Benoit de la Tour, President of Navis, also commented: “Tianjin’s unique, high-volume operating environment enables us to maximize N4’s potential in new ways.

“Following the TOS go-lives, it became clear that we were only just beginning to scratch the surface of what we could achieve together.”

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