After extensive testing, Global Terminal, located in the Port of New York/New Jersey, became the first North American facility to successfully upgrade to the latest version of the Navis N4 operating system.
The Terminal Operation System (TOS) officially went live on March 3rd.
This announcement follows a longstanding partnership as Global was the first terminal to successfully deploy the N4 system in North America.
Both the terminal operator and Navis ensured that there was no disruption to customers and stakeholders.
The latest version of Navis N4 will support and integrate with Global’s new state-of-the-art radio frequency identification (RFID) and optical character recognition (OCR) gate technologies that were commissioned at the port last summer.
N4 version 2.5 will also enable the commissioning of a 20-strong fleet of semi-automated rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes to be controlled via a remote terminal.
Rich Ceci, vice president of IT for Global Container Terminals USA commented on the update saying: “This technology platform significantly modernizes the facility, enabling the fastest processing and turnaround times in the harbor. The Navis team must be commended for their dedication in helping us achieve our goals.”
Mike Medcalfe, vice president of professional services at Navis furthered this by saying “TOS implementations can be highly complex and require close collaboration between Navis and the customers we serve. The extensive end-to-end testing was the key to the success of this N4 upgrade,”
“We are committed to continue to work with the Global team to ensure that their investment in N4 delivers on the promise of improved optimization, efficiency and productivity for its terminal operations.”
Navis’ latest generation of TOS allows customers the ability to manage single or multiple terminal operations from a single terminal, spanning numerous geographical locations.