Itapoá Terminais Portuários Becomes First Terminal to Go Live with Navis SPARCS N4 in Brazil

Dépèche transmise le 30 juin 2011 par Business Wire

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, today announced Itapoá Terminais Portuários went live with Navis SPARCS N4 terminal operating system (TOS), helping Itapoá more effectively manage the large volume of international import cargo and its distribution through coastal shipping to other ports in Brazil and South America.

“SPARCS N4 gives us the software capabilities we require to support future growth as our terminal matures to a modern, world-class port.”

Itapoá Terminais Portuários, a greenfield site, opened in December 2010 and is the first terminal in Brazil to go live with SPARCS N4 and a related suite of optimization tools. The site is now poised to compete with the most technologically advanced, world-class ports. The solution will support future growth plans, ensure smooth truck flow in and out of the terminal and compete with other high performing terminals in the region. Currently, the terminal can accommodate 300,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) but expects that to grow to 1.5 million TEUs within the next five years.

“We chose to work with Navis because of their superior track record, customer base in the region and results when compared to competitors’ solutions,” said Sergni Pessoa Rosa Junior, Operations Manager at Itapoá. “SPARCS N4 gives us the software capabilities we require to support future growth as our terminal matures to a modern, world-class port.”

Navis SPARCS N4 is the next generation TOS, allowing customers the flexibility and scalability they need to run their operations at the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO). The SPARCS N4 go-live also incorporated an entire suite of optimization tools including Navis PrimeRoute to increase terminal tractor utilization, Navis Expert Decking to fully automate yard positioning and Navis AutoStow to automate vessel planning.

“We recently received Cap San Lorenzo and 906 moves were performed by three gangs with no problems or failures in Navis SPARCS N4. All users were happy and satisfied with the results. All operations were planned with the automatic features from Navis Expert Decking and Navis AutoStow and all trucks were controlled 100 percent by Navis PrimeRoute. There were no problems at all with the RDTs and the documental process, and EDIs were efficiently completed by N4,” continued Sergni Pessoa Rosa Junior.

In the future, Itapoá has plans to expand its relationship with Navis by implementing RTG Commander to optimize and automate rubber tyred gantry (RTG) deployment as well as a crane optical character recognition (OCR) system.

“We are pleased to have our first SPARCS N4 go-live in Brazil, at their newest, state-of-the-art facility, Porto Itapoá. We are confident that SPARCS N4 will support Itapoá’s operations and anticipated growth,” said Bill Walsh, president and CEO of Navis, LLC. “We look forward to seeing the benefits Itapoá experiences with the new TOS and to continue our relationship with them moving forward.”

About Navis, LLC

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results. www.navis.com

About Cargotec Corporation

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea – wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognized leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totaled EUR 2.6 billion in 2010 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com

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