Exolgan live with N4 Terminal Operating System
2015-05-14 12:43

Exolgan live with N4 Terminal Operating System

Exolgan Container Terminal Buenos Aires (EBA) has successfully completed the transition to Navis N4 TOS.

“Upgrading to N4 from SPARCS Express was vital to prepare for future automated operational processes, update to a modern platform, support changing industry requirements and to improve ROI potential at the terminal” Navis stated.

“Exolgan was the first Terminal in the world to implement Navis Express, moving to N4 TOS platform was a natural path that will further enhance our operational excellence and will help us maintain and heighten our competitive edge in Argentina”,said Roberto Negro, CEO of EBA. “We have had a successful launch due to our team of great professionals and the rapid response and assistance from Navis.”

EBA is owned by International Trade Logistics (ITL), now a 50:50 joint venture between PSA International and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), after TIL acquired Global Infrastructure Partners’ stake. EBA has a potential capacity of 2.5M TEU, its last known reported throughput figure was 550,000 TEU in 2013.

Though total container throughput in Buenos Aires has fallen significantly from 1.85M TEU in 2008 to an estimated 1.4M in 2014, due to Argentina’s debt crisis and economic issues, port operators continue to invest. EBA’s N4 TOS implementation is part of a $170 million investment in infrastructure, equipment and technology as it looks to gain an advantage from its position as the only facility in Buenos Aires capable of berthing two mega vessels simultaneously.

“As a long-time SPARCS Express customer, we are proud that EBA has furthered its investment in Navis and our industry-leading TOS to drive necessary improvements in safety, customer service, productivity and efficiency at the terminal,” said Chuck Schneider, Regional General Manager for Navis. “We are confident that N4 will deliver these benefits and more, giving the facility a distinct competitive advantage in the region and positioning its operations for long-term success.”

Source: World Cargo News (RS)

Source: World Cargo News (RS)