Photo: North Carolina Ports
The terminal operating system (TOS) will be installed at North Carolina Ports' (NCP) Wilmington and Morehead City port facilities as well as the inland terminal in Charlotte, NC.
In Wilmington, for instance, the investment will form part of a terminal enhancement project, including also redesigning the truck gate complex and expanding the container yard, aimed at supporting future growth and, eventually, automating the NCP's facilities. Thanks to the upgrade, the Port of Wilmington's annual container handling capacity will double up to 1.2m TEUs.
The N4 TOS implementation will begin in spring 2019 and full implementation will coincide with the new container gate complex in late 2021. As part of the agreement, Navis will also provide a variety of professional services and training support to NCP.
"Navis' technology produces the best opportunity for North Carolina Ports to use a single platform for all cargo handled at our terminals. Our ambitions reach well beyond the terminal operating systems and N4 gives us the foundation we need to increase velocity, safety and volume. We will achieve this via a series of automation projects connecting our technology with operations, our customers and the entire port constituency," Bill Corcoran, CIO, NCP, commented.
Susan Gardner, Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Navis, added to this, "North Carolina Ports has a strong pedigree and successful track record supporting and enhancing the economy of North Carolina with its streamlined operations. As it looks to raise the bar on its terminal operations, customer service and safety initiatives, we are proud that N4 stood out as the only TOS solution that would help it realize its vision. We are eager to see what can be achieved together."
"North Carolina Ports is excited to partner with Navis as we continue to invest in our future. Choosing a world-class terminal operating system further fulfills North Carolina Ports' commitment to sustainable growth and best-in-class levels of performance for our customers," Paul J. Cozza, Executive Director, NCP, summed up.
Navis is part of the Finnish Cargotec Corporation.