Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has deployed Navis N4 Container Terminal Operating System at the Garden City Terminal in the Port of Savannah, US.

The foundational technology platform allows GPA to have an advanced terminal operating system that provides process optimisation as well as easy data exchange with shippers and carriers.

Besides connecting GPA’s multiple port and inland rail terminals in one system, Navis N4 Container Terminal Operating System helps enhance the visibility of cargo movements.

GPA chief information officer Bill Sutton said: “After conducting extensive research, we selected the Navis N4 Terminal Operating System to optimise planning, visibility and asset utilisation at the Garden City Terminal.

“The system eliminates data silos, improves velocity across our terminals, and enables us to more easily integrate with our customers to provide the data and insights they need.”

Owned and operated by GPA, the Port of Savannah has two terminals, namely the Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal.

Port of Savannah has an annual throughput of more than 5.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

GPA also runs direct interstate connections and on-terminal rail services.

Last March, GPA allocated around $205m for the expansion of the Port of Savannah’s container capacity by 20%

The authority decided to implement the project in two phases, with the first phase commencing in September 2021.