Africa-based port operator Bolloré Ports has launched the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at its Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT) in India.

With the new TOS, DBGT will be able to handle about 750,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo annually and cater to the industrialised region of southern India.

The terminal, which is strategically located to process traffic coming from Africa, also expects to handle increased container volume in the near future with the Navis N4TOS.

Bolloré Ports deputy CEO Stanislas de Saint Louvent said: “The N4 licensing agreement is part of DBGT’s strategy to become one of the leading container terminals in India and is also the first step in a global strategy for Bolloré Ports to provide its customers with the best range of services possible to streamline operations and, ultimately, improve their bottom line.

“To ensure we have the best product offering for our customers, we are committed to developing quality partnerships that meet the highest international standards and Navis’ global track record has proven time and time again that N4 is the best option for optimising operations across our network of terminals.”

“Navis’ global track record has proven time and time again that N4 is the best option for optimising operations across our network of terminals.”

Navis has also implemented its Autostow optimisation module at DBGT to upgrade the terminal’s current manual practices to more modern and optimised processes.

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Navis Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) vice-president and general manager Chuck Schneider said: “The continuous rise in shipping volumes and growing customer demand for real-time monitoring and updates, combined with increasing complexity across the ocean supply chain, has created a constant need to enhance terminal productivity.

“Bolloré Ports places great importance on having highly effective equipment at its sites and invests heavily in the development of its infrastructure and technology to meet the requirements of its international customers.”

Last month, Navis won a contract to implement the N4TOS at DP World Posorja’s greenfield multi-purpose port project in Ecuador.