MUMBAI : APM Terminals have successfully completed the latest implementation of Navis N4 within its network of terminals at the APMT Mumbai location.
Also known as Gateway Terminals India (GTI), the facility joins the more than 30 other APMT sites leveraging N4 as the standard Terminal Operations System (TOS) and with the system in place, GTI is better equipped to provide significant enhancements in the interactive tools available to its customers while simultaneously driving efficiencies, according to an announcement.
“The partnership between APM Terminals and Navis resulted in a virtually trouble-free implementation that will elevate our Mumbai terminal,” said Mr. Patrick Heilig, Head of TOS at APMT, who believes that the adoption of TOS GTI will enable “the sharing of best practices for improved efficiency; a foundation for deploying Navis’ advanced modules such as PrimeRoute; the development of in-house expertise that understands our customers and our business; centralized monitoring and support; and faster, cost-effective global development of front-end applications for customers.”
Located in the Nhava Sheva’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port, across the bay of Mumbai, GTI Mumbai is India’s busiest container terminal, handling more than 2 million TEU annually, while the implementation of N4 will create better visibility and data exchange.
“The implementation of N4 will enable a host of improved interfaces to help customers better engage with the terminal – including greater visibility into container tracking as well as truck turn times to enable better planning for container pick-up/drop-off,” explains Navis. GTI Mumbai will also have the ability to share its data at the container level, via its Application Programming Interface (API) products, providing live information feeds to customers to support improved, real-time decision making.
Furthermore, the Navis TOS will give APMT Mumbai advanced global monitoring. N4 will also be integrated as part of an advanced, global application monitoring solution that is being rolled out across all of APMT’s locations. Capable of monitoring end-to-end performance, the solution can spot issues with performance before they start to negatively impact operations, according to a statement.
This ensures, claimed Navis, business continuity, improves terminal efficiency, and safeguards consistency (peak moves per hour) by ensuring that applications consistently operate at the speed they’re supposed to, while it will also prevent minor problems from combining to cause a major outage.
“Despite limitations brought on by the pandemic, APMT has not wavered in its commitment to roll out N4 to all of its terminals globally, with the goal of having one standardised TOS by the end of 2021,” noted Charles Gerard, General Manager, APAC, at Navis.
Source : Container News