Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), a part of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), has upgraded their existing in-house operating system to the Navis engineered N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
Navis N4 is an advanced technology platform that bolsters the capacity of the terminal to support bigger ships and tighter supply chains, while offering multi-terminal operational visibility and control.
It is embedded with a suite of features that allow it to adapt to the specific requirements involving advanced configuration, customisation and integration, while reducing extra expenditure.
The TOS features a flexible gate functionality that can be configured to allow for a range of operations, including equipment delivery order management; appointments configuration and management; integrated billing functionality involving invoicing, payments and credits; multi-gate or multi-facility gate clerk and integration of bills of lading and import delivery orders with gate operations.
It can seamlessly integrate and operate across multiple sites and intends to promote a centralised and unified IT strategy and growth concept.
Basra Gateway Terminal CEO Phillip Marsham said: "Implementation of Navis is an innovative, forward-thinking step for the terminal.
"It will help ensure that Basra Gateway Terminal can continue to keep improving on our customer service commitments, and empower further enhancement of service delivery, reinforcing our position as a key terminal operator in the Iraqi market."
Situated at the port of Umm Qasr in Iraq, BGT offers shipping lines and cargo ships with a modern gateway to the country.
Currently, the terminal is undergoing an expansion that is expected to cover 600m of quay with a capacity of 900,000 twenty foot equivalent units (TEU).
At the beginning of this month, Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso (TPSV), part of the Ultramar Group also selected Navis’ N4 terminal operating system to upgrade their terminal functionality.
Image: A view of Basra terminal in Iraq. Photo: courtesy of US Army Specialist Darryl L. Montgomery – US Department of Defense, American Forces Press Service.