Port Authority of Thailand implements Navis N4

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world´s organizations across the shipping supply chain, announced that the Bangkok-based Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) has successfully completed its implementation of the N4 terminal system, the company said.

With the goal of optimizing processes and tracking all activity in real-time, from quay to yard to Container Freight Station to the gate, N4 now allows the terminal to better serve its customers, meeting demands for up-to-the-minute cargo information and greater transparency around container activities.

PAT, a government-owned port, is optimally located in Bangkok and is the only container terminal in the region, which allows the port to capitalize on the large volume of traffic coming through Southeast Asia.

The terminal reports 1.5 million TEU annually and average 35 moves per hour. However, despite the impressive amount of cargo handled at the port, PAT was running a computer automated terminal operating system (CATOS), with a separate system and database for each individual operation in the terminal. This resulted in difficulties tracking containers through the various PAT facilities and delays in operational data management reporting.

To remedy this, PAT sought out Navis´ expertise to implement a singular system that would provide more robust, detailed and accurate information on each operation being performed at the port. The key to the success of this project was Navis´ work with its local partner SCP to implement N4 with customizations for PAT, to develop the local billing application and to integrate N4 with PAT´s subsystem, as well as the customs and gate systems. For the implementation, more than 1,000 operations personnel at PAT were trained to use N4.

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world´s terminal operators and ocean carriers. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk.

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 sales in 2016 totaled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.