SAGT implements Navis' N4 terminal system at Port of Colombo


Sri Lanka-based South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) has successfully implemented Navis' N4 terminal system and N4 Billing at the Port of Colombo in order to optimise existing operations and enhance productivity.

Cargotec subsidiary Navis has announced the successful implementation of the system.

SAGT has been ranked as one one of the top container ports in the world, managing a TEU throughput in excess of 1.4 million annually.

The terminal is strategically positioned to link the Far East with Africa, Europe and the eastern coast of the US.

SAGT IT general manager Upul Jinadasa said: “In order to keep abreast with the industry demand for optimum efficiency and meet the complex requirements of modern commercial shipping, we place considerable emphasis on the importance of information technology, specifically on real-time information.

"We have successfully completed our transition from Navis’ SPARCS / Express to the N4 TOS, which will support the smooth operation of all terminal activities moving forward."

“Our state-of-the-art IT network features some of the most advanced terminal handling equipment and tracking technology in the world, and we are proud to say that we have successfully completed our transition from Navis’ SPARCS / Express to the N4 TOS, which will support the smooth operation of all terminal activities moving forward.”

The port's uupgrade from Navis SPARCS to the newer N4 solution will enable the terminal operators to create more streamlined terminal operations. It will also allow easier integration of additional third-party tools into the terminal system.

SAGT also plans to utilise N4’s customisable EDI, which will allow clients to map proprietary messages and integrate their own systems into N4.

The initiative is expected to enhance container transparency beyond the terminal to the rest of the supply chain.

Navis provides operational technologies and services to facilitate improved performance and efficiency for terminal operators and ocean carriers.