Old Dominion University inks deal to offer N4 Terminal Operating System courses

The Port of Virginia and the Maritime and Supply Chain Management program at Old Dominion University (ODU) are collaborating with 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, to offer software training courses using the N4 terminal operating system, the company said.

The new course offering will integrate Navis´ cutting-edge technology, currently used at the Port of Virginia, into ODU´s curriculum, enhancing students´ data analytics skills and preparing them for future employment in the maritime industry.

The agreement, signed by ODU provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, Augustine Agho, and the CEO and executive director of the Port of Virginia, John Reinhart, allows students and faculty to use the port´s software to gain real-world experience.

The collaboration among the Maritime and Supply Chain program at the Strome College of Business, the Port of Virginia, and Navis, aims to train undergraduate and graduate students on the port´s terminal operating system that manages more than 300 container terminals worldwide.

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. Cargotec´s sales in 2017 totaled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.