African shipping hub implements N4

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world´s organizations across the shipping supply chain, announced that Société de Gestion du Terminal à Conteneurs de Doraleh (SGTD) has successfully implemented the N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at its facility, the company said.

A top shipping hub in the region, SGTD selected N4 as part of a plan to upgrade its terminal´s infrastructure; focusing on increased automation and helping support customer demand as its operations expand.

Located at the second busiest shipping lane in the world, SGTD connects three continents, Asia, Africa and Europe at the southern tip of the Red Sea. Currently, SGTD handles 1 million TEU annually and is the main gateway for the Eastern African region, including landlocked Ethiopia, to the rest of the world.

Along with high cargo volume, the terminal was experiencing operational challenges attributed to the multiple TOS applications previously in place. As a result, SGTD appointed Navis as its sole TOS provider to overcome these obstacles — providing more streamlined operations through a user-friendly interface for SGTD´s customer base.

In operation since 2008 and with regionally unmatched productivity — averaging 35 berth moves per hour — and strategic location along the trade routes between Europe, Asia and Africa, SGTD has experienced a significant advantage over its competitors. The addition of N4 will help the terminal to further achieve its mission of increasing delivery of inland cargo with the shortest timeframe and highest berth productivity.

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world´s organizations across the shipping supply chain.

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) is a provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the provider of intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec´s business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor offer products and services that ensure our customers a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance.