Next Phase of Terminal Operating System Standardization, Centralization Completed

With 19 systems running across its terminal network, DP World Australia needed to centralize and standardize its operating technologies

Oakland, Calif.Nov. 22, 2013Navis, a global technology provider for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, announced that DP World Australia completed Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) upgrades on three of four planned DP World sites. DP World Sydney, DP World Fremantle, and now, DP World Melbourne concluded TOS implementations and are fully operational, forming the foundation for the company’s centralized and standardized technology approach for its terminals.

“Over the last few years, DP World has embarked on a major infrastructure and technology upgrade across its Australian terminals in order to deliver higher levels of service to our customers,” said Ganesh Raj, managing director at DP World Australia. “We are focused on delivering efficiency and helping customers effectively manage their supply chains. Navis’ N4 TOS is the link that will enable us to provide greater reliability and integration of port technologies across our terminals.”

As container volumes continue to grow, further investments in technology by DP World Australia became essential. With 19 systems running across its terminal network at any given time, DP World Australia needed to centralize and standardize its operating technologies in order to remain agile and responsive to evolving customer needs. With N4 running at three sites, and a planned implementation in Brisbane in early 2014, N4 provides support for port technology, covering gates, kiosks and rail, and offers improved functionality and efficiency in vessel and yard planning.

To date, the N4 implementations already yielded improvements in productivity and efficiency for DP World Australia. The fourth and final N4 implementation is currently in progress at DP World Brisbane and is expected to be operational by Q1 2014. During this time, Navis and DP World partnered together to complete system testing, as well as conduct the necessary operator education and training to ensure success before, during and after the official go-live. With N4 in place, Brisbane will improve the safety, reliability, as well as the availability and flexibility of the terminal. Once complete, Brisbane will be the first automated operation for DP World Australia.

N4 is Navis’ latest generation TOS that gives terminal operators a flexible and scalable platform needed to optimize their operations, either for a single terminal or for multiple terminals spanning numerous geographic locations that can be managed from one central location.