Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, today announced that Congo Terminal has signed a licensing deal to implement Navis’ flagship N4 TOS. The terminal will migrate from its current operating system to N4 3.5, addressing the need for increased operational support and meeting customer service demand with the leading IT solution for the container shipping market.

Located in the port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo, the terminal currently operates an annual volume of 600,000 TEUs. The terminal has been under the management of Bolloré Ports since 2009, when a public-private partnership with the Congolese government was signed for the concession of the container terminal. To date, Bolloré Port has invested 360 million Euros for equipment and infrastructure improvements to turn the cargo hub into a state-of-the-art terminal, serving as the oceanic gateway to the Congo Basin. Since its launch, Congo Terminal has doubled the number of shipping lines coming to call and doubled the annual throughput being handled. It has also cut the average dwell times for import and transshipment containers in half and reduced average port stays from three days to 24 hours or less.
The latest of its technological upgrades, Congo Terminal has invested in a new TOS and selected N4 3.5 to help it remain competitive and meet growing customer needs. The implementation of N4 will be a critical component to help the terminal maintain its current growth trajectory by drastically improving the automation of operations planning and execution – achieving maximum productivity while keeping costs low.
“As we continue to modernize and innovate at our terminal, it’s imperative that we focus on key operational improvements that will enhance our overall service quality and streamline processes for the growing traffic passing through our site,” said Stanislas de Saint Louvent, Deputy CEO, Bolloré Ports. “Having N4 in place will enable us to handle a larger capacity and will prepare us for the transition to increased automation as it becomes more prominent in the industry.”
“Bolloré Ports has been a great partner to Navis and recently signed on to utilize N4 at seven of its leading terminals worldwide,” said Chuck Schneider, VP and General Manager of the EMEA region at Navis. “Congo Terminal is the second site to start its N4 implementation, following Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal in India earlier this year. Bolloré Ports has placed a clear priority on improving efficiency and productivity across its network of terminals, and with N4 to optimize operations at Congo Terminal, it is now one step closer to delivering a holistic solution to its international clients.”