Cargotec unit Navis has launched a new set of applications to digitise planning and execution of terminal operations.

The subscription-based Navis Smart Suite provides functionality without the need for upgrades.

The applications offer improved value to N4 customers in operations, safety and planning.

N4 customers can use the applications to improve operations in and around the terminal.

Navis chief product officer Younus Aftab said: “Ports, terminals and the vessels that transport goods and materials from one corner of the globe to another are crucial components of today’s global economy, as is the wave of smart technologies that allow them to respond to ever-evolving consumer and trade demands.

“With N4 as a core system, we are developing ‘cloud-first’ applications for customers to derive even more value from N4 to support their business.”

One of the Navis Smart Suite applications Mobile Reefer ensures data accountability and reduces errors. Reefer technicians can increase productivity and eliminate the need for manual tracking of reefer containers within a terminal.

Another application, the Tower Checker, identifies and flags towers of stacked containers that are creating a safety hazard for workers and increases safety within the yard.

This app’s planning features enable customers to resolve problems at the time of loading sequences and avoid the creation of new towers. This will increase safety in the yard.

Terminal operators can use the Berth Planning application to digitise their berth plans.

Aftab added: “The release of this suite of Navis Smart applications reflects our plan to deliver the next generation TOS.”

Navis provides operational technology and services for the shipping supply chain.