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Published: 12 July 2017
N4 for TPE Paita in Peru
Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos Paita (TPE Paita) has gone live with the Navis N4 TOS.
TPE Paita has implemented N4 2.6 at its terminal as it prepares to handle more containers from Peru’s growing agricultural sector.
The company was awarded a 30-year concession to modernize and operate the Paita port in Peru’s Piura region in 2009 and has since implemented a three-stage expansion plan, with the first stage completed in 2014. “The subsequent stages include operation of the new container terminal equipped with modern equipment and infrastructure, including cutting-edge technology like N4, positioning the port of Paita as one of the main points of development of foreign trade in the region,” Navis said in a statement.
The terminal is currently handling 215,000 TEU annually, benefitting from “better transit times for cargo going to Northern ports, better yard availability and less congestion than other ports in the region,” added Navis.
“Peru’s agriculture sector is rapidly expanding and will nearly double in volume in the next few years, so it is critical that local terminals like TPE Paita that specialize in fresh cargo handling are able to cope with the anticipated upsurge in produce trade,” said Chuck Schneider, Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Navis. “As volume increases, the ability to reduce logistics costs and assure product quality will provide a competitive advantage for terminal operators and TPE Paita’s recent investments in modernizing its infrastructure and equipment make it an attractive option for shipping lines coming to the region”.
Prior to implementing N4 TPE Paita faced operational challenges including maintaining accurate records of port stays, location of containers in the yard and the effective use of container handling equipment. N4 has enabled it to address these issues.
“The combination of our highly trained staff, supported by the latest generation of equipment, plus a world-class software like Navis N4, provides TPE Paita the strength and reliability demanded by the industry,” said Yuri Quispe, Operations Manager, TPE Paita. “With Navis’ help, we were able to train our staff on the new system while maintaining the current level of cargo coming in and out of the terminal. Since our go-live, the Navis system has helped us address several operational challenges and radically improve processes across the terminal and we look forward to complementing our operations with additional Navis modules in the future.”