Société de Gestion du Terminal à Conteneurs de Doraleh (SGTD) in Djibouti has implemented Navis’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at its facility to expand and upgrade operations.

Implementation of the N4 TOS is expected to boost automation at the facility and enable SGTD to better serve its customers.

The new TOS will also allow SGTD to achieve its goal of increasing the delivery of inland cargo in less duration and within the shortest time frame.

SGTD IT director-project manager Abdourahman Houssein Guireh said: “It is important to us to continue to set a standard of modernisation and innovation at our terminal and in our region.

“When we implemented N4 at our terminal, cargo volume and yard congestion were at an all-time peak and we needed a system that was reliable and would help us navigate the operational challenges we were facing to become a leading terminal through state-of-the-art technologies.

“The flexible and scalable nature of N4, along with the assistance of Navis’s team and our talented staff, all combined to deliver a seamless transition to N4 with no downtime or disruption to our customers.”

SGTD currently serves as an important link between three continents – Asia, Africa, and Europe, at the southern tip of the Red Sea.

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“The flexible and scalable nature of N4, along with the assistance of Navis’s team and our talented staff, all combined to deliver a seamless transition to N4.”

The terminal is estimated to handle one million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo annually and acts as the main point of entry to the Eastern African region, including landlocked Ethiopia.

It began operations in 2008 and is capable of conducting an average of 35 berth moves per hour.

Navis Europe, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) general manager Chuck Schneider said: “We look forward to supporting one of the leading terminals in the Eastern African region and the vast transhipments it receives from the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.”

Last month, Ports America implemented N4 at its Napoleon Container Terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.