BNCT has signed a deal to replace its Navis TOS with Cyberlogitec’s OPUS Terminal Solution.
Korea’s CyberLogitec has announced an agreement with Busan New Container Terminal (BNCT)
to implement “the highly-integrated terminal operating system, OPUS Terminal”. This will mean replacing Navis N4 with CyberLogitec software.
BNCT lays claim to being “the most advanced terminal in Korea”, and 1,400m of quay and an annual capacity of 2.5M TEU. When it opened in 2011 BNCT was a departure for automated terminal design in Asia, where most ASC terminals feature cantilever cranes that stack containers parallel to the quay. BNCT, by contrast, was a copy of APMT Virginia, with stacking cranes running perpendicular to the quay and shuttle carriers for the quay to stack transfer.
APMT Virginia featured the first ASC module from Navis, which it implemented as part of its SPARCS & Express system. Navis subsequently then developed an ASC manager for N4, which was implemented at Antwerp Gateway. When BNCT was developed its plan was to leverage what was by then off-the-shelf functionality from Navis to implement automation “out of the box”.
BNCT has been growing steadily since it opened, and handling progressively bigger vessels and notching up throughput milestones. It is something of a surprise, therefore, that the terminal has opted to change its core TOS system. TOS upgrades and migrations are still something terminals approach with a great deal of trepidation, even more so when automation is involved.
OPUS Terminal is used at other automated terminals, including DP World’s T3 and T4 facilities in Dubai, facility and TTI-Algeciras. CyberLogitec emphasised that using OPUS Terminal BNCT “will experience an improved competitiveness, from a simplified operational workflow, increasing their ports efficiency, productivity and response agility. The OPUS Terminal solution is exceedingly flexible and scalable, allowing BNCT to meet the future needs of their terminals”.
“By signing this contract,” said John Elliott, BNCT’s President and CEO, “I am excited to secure a great partnership with CyberLogitec and future for BNCT. I am especially grateful for the huge effort invested by both BNCT and CyberLogitec staff who have conducted a very thorough analysis that enabled us to decide, with great confidence, that CyberLogitec will provide the future terminal operating system for the most advanced terminal in Korea. It is clear to BNCT that CyberLogitec’s proven ability will deliver the reliability, system control and operational flexibility that will lead to improvements in our productivity and efficiency so that we can deliver superior services to BNCT’s customers over the long-term future.”
“A high-performance terminal operating system must have the ability to assist the terminal operators to improve cost inefficiencies, be flexible, scalable and ultimately lead to improved terminal productivity,’ said Son-Jeong MIN, Product Manager – Terminal solution, CyberLogitec. “We are committed to promote our solutions competitiveness using business intelligence and leveraging on big data for accurate operation analysis and forecasting. Building on our strong and robust relationship with BNCT, we can drive innovation and efficiency of the terminal operations to create the terminal of tomorrow.”