Germany-based HPC Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC), a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA), has selected Cargotec subsidiary Navis as a new implementation service partner to support the roll-out and optimisation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at container terminals across the world.

Navis is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for terminal operators across the world.

Under the deal, HPC, an established port consultancy with expertise in TOS deployment and technology at container terminals, will support the implementation of N4 at all three HHLA container terminals.

"Our strategic goal is to establish a global competence center for consulting and training in connection with terminal management systems."

As a certified Navis Service Solutions partner, HPC will provide a wide range of experience to compliment Navis’ Professional Services implementation teams, ensuring that N4 customers are positioned for success with their software before, during and after the go-live.

HPC Hamburg Port Consulting managing director Henning Kinkhorst said: "The collaboration with Navis for the roll-out of the N4 terminal operating system in ports and handling companies worldwide complements our strongly expanding strategic IT consulting business unit.

"We are able to contribute our extensive knowledge of ports to this collaboration, where we benefit in particular from our many years of experience with the integration of processes at the interface between people, machines and IT systems.

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"Our strategic goal is to establish a global competence center for consulting and training in connection with terminal management systems.

"In view of our collaboration with Navis, it is important to us that we will continue to be able to provide expert and impartial advice to our port and terminal customers when it comes to IT strategy and other matters."

Navis Service Solutions Partners include experienced and certified third-party Navis TOS organisations who provide integration and implementation services for new and existing Navis customers.

In preparation for the N4 rollout programme, IT experts at HPC underwent a specialised certification programme with an emphasis on customer requirements and training.

Navis EMEA general manager Guenter Schmidmeir said: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Hamburg Port Consultants as a Navis Service Solutions partner.

"By combining our expertise of terminal operations and implementations of terminal operating systems, we will be able to offer our customers improved efficiency and reliability for their TOS implementations."