Filter content by area of interest
Ports & Terminals
Port AuthoritiesContainerBulkBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro/AutomotiveGTOs
Cargo Handling Equipment
STS CranesYard CranesMobile CHERo-Ro EquipmentBreakbulk EquipmentLow ThroughputBulk Handling Equipment
Shipping & Logistics
Container ShippingBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro ShippingDry Bulk ShippingLiquid cargoesLogistics
ICT
TOSPlanning & Optimisation TechnologyWiFiMobile ComputingPort Community SystemsAsset Tracking & Monitoring
Automation
Automated EquipmentGate AutomationRemote ControlProcess Automation
Multimodal
RailInland WaterwaysShortsea ShippingRoadAir-Cargo
Container Industry
Container manufactureContainer leasingRepair/StorageTradingConversion/Innovation
Refrigeration
Operations/TransportContainer leasingEquipmentM&R/Storage
Breakbulk
General cargoProject Cargo/Heavy LiftForest productsRo-Ro/AutomotiveAgribulks
Safety & Security
InsuranceHazardous cargoLashings/SecuringLegal/Regulatory
Civil Engineering
Port & terminal construction/designCivil & Consulting EngineersDredging & ReclamationMooring & FenderingLightingPaving & Surfacing
Environment
Business
InsuranceLegal/RegulatoryAppointments/PeopleMergers/Acquisitions/RestructuringFinance/Financial ResultsTrade & Professional AssociationsBusiness/Commerce Miscellaneous
 View all Topics View all Topics A-Z
More View all Topics View all Topics A-Z

You are viewing 1 of your 1 guest articles


register  or  login  for full access to online news

CSP gets ready for N4 roll out

Navis and Cosco Shipping Ports Limited (CSP) have partnered to create a centralised resource to support CSP moving its box terminals to the N4 TOS.

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Together the two companies will develop a “joint Centre of Excellence (CoE)” to “deliver dedicated Navis and CSP resources for N4 implementation projects across COSCO Shipping Ports’ portfolio of assets and support ongoing optimization excellence,” Navis said in statement.


Other terminal operators, including Yilport, currently manage some of their own N4 implementations, and CSP is taking a step in the same direction. “The Centre of Excellence model is a long-term engagement between the two parties aimed at enabling CSP to implement the projects themselves, shortening the timeline to deliver services through dedicated, onsite and remote resources. Over time, the CoE will transfer tasks currently executed onsite in projects to be performed remote, including, base configuration, test support, automated testing, code extensions etc,” Navis explained.


The key areas supported by the CoE include:

  • Content Governance – define and use of a CSP standard delivery methodology and tools. This will be based on Navis’ methodology and adapted to support CSP strategy.
  • IT Landscape – define the CSP IT landscape and explore the use of multi facility setup for small terminals without on-premise hardware
  • Knowledge and Skills Management – training based on Navis STACK Academy with CSP curriculum and certification to build up a team of N4 experts within CSP
  • Change Management – support CSP in the change to Navis as the singular TOS solution. Support will also oversee organizational and operational change management.

The CoE will also support “Platform Management” to deploy N4 as “the sole standard TOS across the CSP portfolio and fully automate business process testing of software releases against CSP requirements.” This follows a subscription agreement to implement N4 across CSP’s network announced earlier this year.

 

However, in February Navis competitor TSB announced it had won a contract to supply the TOS and related automation software for Cosco Shipping Ports’ (CSP) new terminal at Khalifa, Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, TSB also said it had signed a “wider cooperation agreement” with CSP to implement its CATOS TOS at other terminals. Navis’ statement above that CSP will “deploy N4 as the sole standard TOS across the CSP portfolio” calls this into question.


Zhang Wei, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of COSCO Shipping Ports said CSP is moving forward with Navis. “Our partnership with Navis and the CoE is critical for the multi-facility setup of N4 that is already underway – providing one central solution for all terminals within our corporate infrastructure. With Navis’ help, we’ll create a standardized delivery method, based on their years of experience as the leading TOS in the market and key takeaways from the hundreds of N4 implementations that they have successfully executed. With a scalable and repeatable approach, global experience backing the CoE and supplemental regional teams, CSP is well positioned to bring N4 live across our network and improve overall operational efficiency.”

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

You may also be interested in...

DoD deal for ORBCOMM and Savi Technology

Blockchain ready to launch?

Nearly new MHCs from Malabo

Bolloré to expand in La Rochelle

Deeper Durban set to go

Quebec City plan gets a boost

Related Stories

DB Schenker and the autonomous T-Pod

DB Schenker is teaming up with Swedish transport company Einride to deploy a ful...

PSA in the market for AGVs

PSA is currently tendering for up to 180 AGVs, WorldCargo News has learned.

ORBCOMM launches next generation hardware

ORBCOMM’s next generation hardware features a temporary modem that can be used t...

New IRU research points to technology and automation

Technology and automation will define the future of road transport according to...
Linked In
Twitter