Bolloré Ports plans to implement the Navis N4 TOS at seven terminals.
Navis has announced that the first terminal, Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT) in India, has successfully implemented N4.
With N4 terminal operators can run multiple terminals from one instance of the TOS, but Navis confirmed to WorldCargo News that Bolloré’s plan is for each of the terminals to run their own application of N4. Bolloré operates 21 terminals, mostly in France and Africa, plus DBGT at Tuticorin, and terminals in Haiti and East Timor. It is not known which of its terminals will implement N4.
“As the first terminal to implement N4 under the new agreement, DBGT targets to handle as much as 750,000 TEUs annually and to serve as a gateway to the industrialized region of southern India, which is showing some of the strongest growth within the country. It is also strategically located to process traffic coming from Africa. In preparation of a significant increase in container volume in the near future, DBGT has selected to implement N4, as well as the Autostow optimization module, as part of a wider infrastructure, equipment and technology upgrade; advancing the terminal from its current manual practices to more modern and optimized processes,” noted Navis.
“Bolloré Ports places great importance on having highly effective equipment at its sites and invests heavily in the development of its infrastructure and technology to meet the requirements of its international customers. We’re excited to get to work, starting with DBGT, as it scales for future growth, and through optimal planning of operations through N4, we’re confident we will help them hit their business goals,” said Chuck Schneider, VP & General Manager, EMEA, Navis.
“The N4 licensing agreement is part of DBGT’s strategy to become one of the leading container terminals in India and is also the first step in a global strategy for Bolloré Ports to provide its customers with the best range of services possible to streamline operations and ultimately, improve their bottom line,” said Stanislas de Saint Louvent, Deputy CEO, Bolloré Ports. “To ensure we have the best product offering for our customers, we are committed to developing quality partnerships that meet the highest international standards and Navis’ global track record has proven time and time again that N4 is the best option for optimizing operations across our network of terminals.”