Navis Launch N4 3.1


Navis, a part of Cargotec corporation, and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading terminal operators has announced that its Navis N4 3.1 version of its TOS system is now generally available.

N4 release 3.1 demonstrates Navis’ commitment to continuously improve the TOS’ usability, enhancing operational efficiency, delivering a platform that is extensible and flexible enough to meet terminal needs now and in the future. N4 3.1 is the first major release of N4 since 2.6 was unveiled in April, 2014.

Andy Barrons, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Navis, said: “As operational challenges mount for the global container shipping community, the industry as a whole is actively seeking out solutions—in the form of innovative technology, equipment and best practices—that can help improve performance at the terminal and keep up with the increasingly complex challenges that our industry faces.

“At the same time, we are focused on improving the service delivery for our customers. For nearly three decades, Navis has, and continues to be, the trusted partner for terminals globally. N4 3.1 represents a culmination of unmatched technology excellence and industry-leading experience from Navis that provides terminals of all shapes and sizes with the tools needed to succeed in the new world of shipping.”

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New features and enhancements in N4 3.1 includes an extension of optimisation for terminals using automated equipment such as ASCs, AGVs, and C-ARMGs, as well as manned shuttles and straddle carriers.

The system also includes functionality and optimisation for rail gantry crane schedulers, moves, interactions and automation.

User experience: As a result of direct collaboration with customers, N4 3.1 also offers a new web-based, “touch-aware” Crane Team user interface, intended for hatch clerks, crane drivers, foremen or quay side operators, which is designed to improve user visibility and interaction, operational performance and equipment utilisation.

PTI previously reported that Navis had reached a new milestone, with seven more terminals going live on its Navis N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS).

Fact File: Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals. Navis combines industry best practices with world-class services to enable customers to maximise performance and reduce risk.

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