Navis LLC has been providing terminals with operating systems for almost three decades. But the Oakland, California-based company faces a brave new world these days, with new, fully automated terminals standing sometimes side-by-side with those that remain manually driven.
“It’s challenging. It’s complex,” said Raj Gupta, the company’s chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering, in an interview.
Navis supplies hundreds of non-automated terminals with their operating systems, attempting to insure various processes move as smoothly as possible.
Gupta cited a recent survey Navis conducted with its customers. About 60% said that Navis’s latest terminal operating system, N4, reduced costs in yard planning, yard operations and vessels operations. Almost three-fourths of respondents said the system had improved gate productivity by 10-24%...
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