Luis A. Ayala Colón Sucrs, a Puerto Rican shipping agency, has selected Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) for its San Juan, Puerto Rico-based terminal.
The partnership with Navis, which also includes Navis Professional Services and Navis Training Services, will support the family operated terminal, Luis Ayala Colón, in maintaining its position as one of the largest terminals in Puerto Rico.
It has an annual TEU of 230,000 and serves a larger volume of Puerto Rico's international cargo needs than any other terminal in the area.
Hernan F. Ayala-Parsi, President, Luis Ayala Colón terminal, said: “Our company has always been in the forefront of technology.
“Since the early days of computing availability, we’ve employed state-of-the-art software while developing our own programming for the last four decades.
“With Navis we will continue to use the best software available, which can be customized for our terminal and operations needs to enhance service to our customers – both the container lines, and ultimately, the cargo originators, receivers and their respective truckers.”
The terminal has cited inventory management, optimizing container location and equipment control during discharge and loading as its main operational challenges prior to N4 implementation.
Following the upgrade, the terminal expects an improvement in vessel production between eight to 10% as well as lower turnaround times of less than 20 minutes per container transaction.
In addition, N4 will improve reporting times for container discharge and loading to principal lines to real time and improve billing activities and invoice production immediately following completed vessel operations.
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Martin Bardi, Vice President & General Manager, Latin America, Navis, said: “N4 will provide Luis Ayala Colón with the technology to help the terminal adapt and keep up with the evolving ocean shipping landscape and meet its production and operational goals.
“We are excited to partner with a terminal with deep roots in Puerto Rico and help ensure it is engrained in the economic success of its community for years to come.”