Navis Open Submissions for Inspire Awards 2017

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Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, has announced that submissions are now being accepted for the second annual Navis Inspire Awards, sponsored by Port Technology International.

The Navis Inspire Awards recognise excellence throughout the shipping supply chain and celebrate terminal operators and ocean carriers using the broad suite of Navis solutions to innovate, optimise and deliver value and positive impact at their facilities and in their communities at-large.

Organisations including terminal operators, ocean carriers, vessel owners and port authorities are encouraged to apply.

This year, Navis has expanded the nomination categories to include:

  1. Terminal Operations Optimization: How have operations been improved and optimised at your terminal? Objectives may include efficiency, productivity, environmental sustainability, safety and functional benefits. 
  2. Vessel Performance and Capacity Optimization: How have you improved and optimized vessel performance and optimised capacity? Objectives may include vessel utilization, energy efficiency including fuel consumption, optimal cargo load, voyage/service optimization and vessel safety.
  3. Innovation: How have you pushed the envelope to implement new technologies and/or processes at that are connected with Navis software? Discuss project design, implementation and ongoing operations.
  4. Customer/Community Impact: What value have you delivered that led to a significant increase in customer satisfaction and increasing customer retention? Or how have you positively impacted your local or regional community through site operations?
  5. Collaboration Across the Container Flow: How have you improved operational performance through better collaboration and transparency across the ocean supply chain? Objectives may include berth productivity, operational efficiency, improved vessel turn times and enhanced alliance operations.

Watch a video of the Inspire Awards 2017 Ceremony below:

The previous Navis Inspire Awards saw Haifa Port win the award of excellence for ‘Community Impact’; APMT Algeciras, APMT Tangier and Maersk Line won the award of excellence for ‘Customer Impact’; DP World Jebel Ali scooped the excellence award for Terminal Operations’; and GCT Bayonne won the excellence award for ‘Innovation’.

All submissions must be received by November 30, 2016. The winners will be revealed at the company’s twelfth biennial user conference, Navis World 2017, from March 27-30, 2017 at the InterContinental San Francisco Hotel. 

Andy Barrons, VP and CMO of Navis, said: “When we launched the Inspire Awards last year we were overwhelmed with the positive response we received from our customers and we are excited to see that same level of enthusiasm heading into the award nominations this year.

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“We are inspired by the stories we hear from companies across the ocean supply chain and around the globe about the changes they are implementing to improve service to their customers and communities. Our award serves to recognise and applaud their hard work and achievements and we’re looking forward to celebrating with all nominees at Navis World, 2017.”

In addition to Port Technology International, Kalmar, Data and System Planning (DSP), Orbita, smart-Tecs, VectorUSA and Bestshore Business Solutions are confirmed sponsors for Navis World 2017.  

Fact File: Navis combines industry best practices with technology and world-class services to enable customers to maximise performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralised solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimisation.

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