Navis Adds Khalifa Port to its Portfolio of Automated Terminals

Dépèche transmise le 2 juin 2011 par Business Wire

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, announces that Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has chosen Navis SPARCS N4 to facilitate automated operations at Khalifa Port in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi. Scheduled to go live in Q4 2012 in conjunction with the opening of Khalifa Port, SPARCS N4 will support the management and optimization of the vessel, yard and gate operations at the semi-automated green-field terminal. The solution will allow Khalifa Port to integrate with KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi – a 420 km2 Industrial Zone being developed by ADPC as part of the overall development in Abu Dhabi).

“We chose Navis because of its proven track record of innovation in the industry”

ADPC is a master developer of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It acts as an enabler for development and trade, developing transformational industrial zones and managing Abu Dhabi’s ports and maritime facilities. Abu Dhabi Terminals will operate Khalifa Port, whose first phase – where the infrastructure will be handed over in Q4, 2012 – will be able to handle two (2) million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) per year. Container traffic from the existing port facility in Mina Zayed will transfer to Khalifa Port. SPARCS N4 will help Khalifa Port manage this influx in container movement and automated operations.

“We chose Navis because of its proven track record of innovation in the industry,” said Bob Post, Senior Project Engineer, ADPC. “Being successful means partnering with a proven solutions provider for our mission critical technology, equipment and systems, and working with Navis allows us better management of container shipments as we continue to expand and grow.”

Because Khalifa Port will initially be configured for semi-automated operation using Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC) and manually operated straddle carriers, the SPARCS N4 system will also include Navis ASC Manager. The ASC Manager allows terminal operators to manage the advancements in unmanned container equipment. It is a centralized container management and container monitoring solution system that provides optimized dispatching and management of automated stacking cranes that are paired with manned equipment. Khalifa will rely on the system to manage and optimize the stacking of containers in each ASC stack and target reduction in fuel emissions for environmentally friendly operations.

“We are pleased to partner with ADPC by providing the solutions they need to automate the operations at Khalifa Port,” said Bill Walsh, president and CEO of Navis, LLC. “Interest in automated container terminals is increasing globally and Navis has the only proven solution to manage these projects. We are proud to be a part of ADPC’s development and integration efforts with the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi and look forward to working with ADPC to help them efficiently manage the anticipated growth in their container volumes over the coming years.”

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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