Navis has successfully installed its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at the Port of Virginia’s largest terminal, Norfolk International Terminals (NIT).
The N4 TOS will help NIT to modernise its IT infrastructure, optimise terminal efficiency, facilitate on-going logistics innovations and provide a more secure environment, as part of a long-term capital upgrade programme at the terminal.
Virginia Port Authority CEO and executive director John Reinhart said that as volumes increase, the port must have technology solutions in place that can help plan, manage and forecast operational needs.
"When compared with the current terminal operating system, N4 will provide some very real advantages," Reinhart said.
"It replaces a 25-year-old legacy system and operationally speaking, N4 will provide real-time visibility across all areas of the operation with short and long-term planning capability with the flexibility to customise features as demand creates."
Integrating all systems onto a single platform enables N4 customers to run their operations from one terminal to multiple terminals, spread across several geographic locations, according to Navis.
As part of the system deployment, Navis performed pre-launch testing and simulations for more than two years to ensure its smooth operation.
The Port of Virginia is a deep-water container port located on the US East Coast and handles the largest vessels afloat.
Navis, a part of Finland-based Cargotec, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals.