NTB goes live with upgraded Navis terminal operating system

26 July 2017 (Last Updated July 26th, 2017 18:30)

Germany's North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven (NTB) has become active with the N4 terminal operating system from Navis, following the completion of software migration works at the site.

Germany's North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven (NTB) has become active with the N4 terminal operating system from Navis, following the completion of software migration works at the site.

The newly installed N4 3.1 solution has replaced NTB’s existing Navis SPARCS and Express software.

The software upgrade works at NTB began in 2015, and were successfully conducted without causing disruption to the terminal’s operations.

NTB Operations general manager Marc Dieterich said: “The reliability, scalability and upgradability of N4, combined with its superior functionality, data quality and advanced analytics capabilities, will enable us to take NTB operations and performance to the next level.

“This is a necessary investment that will allow us to perform competitively and deliver on evolving market needs in the decades to come.”

"This is a necessary investment that will allow us to perform competitively and deliver on evolving market needs in the decades to come."

NTB currently provides complete intermodal connections to 130 ports worldwide. The company also serves as the dedicated site for Maersk Line and accommodates around 3.2 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo annually.

Navis Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) vice-president and general manager Guenter Schmidmeir said: “The level of preparedness and attention-to-detail demonstrated by the NTB project team was incredible, and contributed to our collective ability to complete the migration successfully, maintain existing productivity levels, and hit the essential 1 May cut-over date for the new system.”

Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos Paita (TPE Paita) in Peru’s Paita port also went live with Navis' N4 2.6 solution earlier this month.

TPE Paita aims to use the new Navis system to identify and combat existing bottlenecks within the terminal and eventually improve overall operational efficiency.