Navis Reveals Strategy for Streamlined Supply Chains


Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has unveiled at Navis World 2017 a broader software strategy that will enable container terminals and carriers alike to streamline their ocean supply chains and better collaborate together, transforming how goods are efficiently delivered. 

The strategy delivers a more comprehensive set of solutions to optimize terminal performance, vessel performance, and cloud-based collaboration that drives transparency, efficiency and profitability to a network of ocean carriers and terminal operators.

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Benoit de la Tour, president of Navis and head of software business, Kalmar, said: “As the ocean supply chain has grown more complex and new challenges have arisen for all members of the shipping community, Navis is committed to growing its software and services portfolio to support current and future customer needs.

“Navis’ broader software focus is in direct response to this promise, further extending the company’s trusted, industry-leading solutions beyond terminal operations to drive improved optimization and performance for a broader set of ocean trade entities, including ocean carriers globally.”


Navis’ expanded solution portfolio includes the following:

Navis Terminal Solutions: Includes the N4 Terminal System, N4 Optimization Modules, automation, Business Intelligence Portal and related solutions/services designed to optimize terminal performance.

Navis Carrier Solutions: Includes all solutions designed to improve vessel capacity, performance and monitoring.

This includes market leading solutions acquired from INTERSCHALT—Navis StowMan, a leading stowage planning product in use by 25% of current container vessels, Navis MACS3, an onboard loading computer with a market share of about 65% in the container ship segment, and Navis Bluetracker, one of the most powerful fleet performance products on the market.

XVELA: Operating as its own entity, XVELA provides the industry’s only cloud collaboration platform powering connected intelligence across the ocean supply chain.


Guy Rey-Herme, XVELA President, said: “You can’t manage what you can’t see. XVELA’s open platform delivers actionable visibility and real-time collaboration to enable carriers, terminals and other stakeholders to simplify and synchronize their operations and proactively adjust to potential disruptions while improving customer service.”

Andy Barrons, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Navis, said: “With our expanded focus, existing and new Navis customers will not only benefit from access to some of the best solutions custom built for the ocean supply chain, but also deeper knowledge and industry experience, greater innovation capabilities and unmatched talent to help deliver value at every turn.

“Navis World is the perfect setting to unveil this vision and reaffirm our commitment to serving as a long-term, strategic partner with our customers—what we’re referring to as ‘PartnerShipping for Performance’—no matter where in the ocean supply chain they operate.”

Rich Ceci, Senior Vice President, Technology and Projects at Virginia International Terminals, said: “As a company that has focused for 25 years to build a dominant presence and leading innovation in terminal operations, Navis is uniquely positioned to execute on this expanded vision.

“The experience that Navis has built over the years should serve it well in helping to transform the industry and introduce a new era of productivity, collaboration, and automation.”

Navis, a part of Cargotec, also announced the winners of its Inspire Awards program at Navis World 2017, sponsored by Port Technology International (PTI).

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