Arawak Port Development (APD), operator of Nassau Container Port (NCP) in the Bahamas, is trail-blazing with new technology after it became the first company in the Caribbean to implement the Navis terminal operating system – the leading software for marine terminals, reported the Bahamas Weekly.
Navis, the ‘Microsoft’ of the terminals industry, combines industry best-practice with innovative technology and world-class services that enable marine terminal operators worldwide to maximise performance with reduced risk.
CEO and president of APD, Mike Maura Jr said the new technology is crucial to driving further development and competitiveness for the port.
“In our two years of operation, Nassau Container Port (NCP) has already made significant gains in operational standards and performance that have won us international recognition. The Navis N4 with XPS upgrade puts NCP technology and standards in league with the biggest ports in the world that handle millions of units of cargo annually.”
Maura added: “The Navis system is all about coordination of port activities to support safety, efficiency and accountability. These are essential for optimising productivity and overall profitability for the benefit of our shareholders.”
According to Maura, the Navis Argo system that NCP has used since it began operations allowed it to coordinate all the movement of cargo from ship to loading on to the trucks that deliver to importers.
NCP handles 90-95% of imports to New Providence – the largest island in the Bahamas – and its operations are therefore considered vital to the livelihood of most Bahamians.