Navis Expands N4 Global Reach


Navis, a PTI Perferred Supplier and part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced with Cornelder de Moçambique (CdM), Operator of the Port of Beira, that the terminal has gone live on the Navis N4 terminal system.

N4, which recently recieved the 3.3 update, is able to support the future business requirements for the terminal, which includes automation and business intelligence.

The Port of Beira in Mozambique handles approximately 200,000 TEUs annually and serves as a critical container shipping hub for a number of land locked countries, including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Eastern DRC, offering the shortest and fastest route to sea.

It was critical for CdM to minimize operational delays for its customers during the implementation process. This ensured that the migration would not significantly alter or change existing procedures for its stakeholders.

Jan Laurens de Vries, Commercial Manager, Cornelder de Moçambique, said: “As we continue to innovate and look to implement OCR systems, automatic gates, more EDI and internet usage, as well as achieve better integration with our administrative workflows, N4 gives us the possibility to implement this and further functionality in the years to come.

“With a successful and smooth implementation of the N4 terminal system, Cornelder de Mocambique has laid an important foundation to continuously improve efficiency and productivity, leading to better services for our customers in the Southern African hinterland and overseas.”

Guenter Schmidmeir, VP & General Manager at Navis for EMEA, said: “The Port of Beira N4 go-live perfectly demonstrates the successful outcomes that can be achieved with a fully engaged project team and a custom-built implementation plan that addresses a terminal’s unique business requirements. We are proud to extend Navis’ footprint in Africa, and look forward to supporting Cornelder de Moçambique as it further innovates and optimizes container flow in this important region.”

PTI recently announced that Dr Oscar Pernia, VP Operational Innovation with Navis, has confirmed his place as a speaker for PTI's upcoming Terminal Automation & Training C-Level Networking Conference taking place April 19 – 20, 2017, in London.

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