Navis to install N4 terminal operating system at Mayotte Channel Gateway

19 October 2014 (Last Updated October 19th, 2014 18:30)

Mozambique-based Mayotte Channel Gateway (MCG) has signed a licence agreement with Navis for the company's N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

Mozambique-based Mayotte Channel Gateway (MCG) has signed a licence agreement with Navis for the company’s N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

The N4 system will allow MCG to enhance operations, update to a more modern platform, support changing business requirements and achieve competitive advantages.

The TOS will also offer a better view of the terminal’s operations, attract key customers in the market and connect with more trade partners globally, Navis stated.

"N4 will support MCG’s vision, boosting operations at the terminal and ensuring the highest performance standards." 

MCG managing director Ida Nel said: "N4 will provide MCG with the functionality we need to avoid manual work in operations, administration and analytics at the terminal.

"It will also help transform yard management, as well as the way we load and discharge new transhipment customer vessels, which we were unable to service previously."

The system is expected to be deployed later this year.

Navis vice-president and GM field operations EMEA Guenter Schmidmeir said: "We believe that N4 will support MCG’s vision, boosting operations at the terminal and ensuring the highest performance standards.

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.

Located at the French-governed Port of Longoni, MCG manages 60,000TEU a year and estimates 15% growth over the half decade.

Navis, a part of Finland-based Cargotec, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals.