Two Finland-based container terminals — Steveco Vuosaari in Helsinki and Steveco Mussalo in Kotka — have become the world’s first ports to successfully go live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) technology in a hosted private cloud environment.
Steveco is one of Finland’s leading port operators and a full logistics provider offering large scale warehousing and stuffing services, sea and land freight, as well as 3PL services.
As part of the implementation, all Navis servers, including N4, XPS, ECN4 and the backend database are hosted in a private cloud data center managed and maintained by a leading Nordic software and services company Tieto, headquartered in Finland.
Steveco has not experienced any performance or reliability issues following its go-lives several weeks ago and has reported that they have a strong network connection to the data center from the terminal.
With container terminals in both Kotka, near the Russian boarder, and in the capital city of Helsinki serving domestic import and exports, Steveco’s Vuosaari and Mussalo ports move a combined 750,000 TEU annually.
Steveco terminals are noted as some of the most efficient, safest and reliable ports in the region.
Tapio Mattila, Senior Vice President, Steveco, said: “Going into this process, we knew that we wanted to host our new terminal system in the cloud, and thus, needed a partner who could meet our needs both technically and philosophically.”
Guenter Schmidmeir, VP and General Manager, EMEA, said: “The cloud offers tremendous benefits for hosting a terminal system like N4, including on-demand availability, rapid elasticity of the IT infrastructure, pooling of IT resources, as well as clear flexibility and cost efficiencies.
“The project’s success will absolutely serve as a strong example for others in the global maritime shipping community who may be exploring or questioning how they too can harness the power of cloud within in their own IT environments.”