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Navis increases foothold in Latin America

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Navis has announced a new N4 terminal system licensing agreement with Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA). TPA is the 56th terminal in Latin America to select Navis as a terminal software partner.

Located in northern Chile, TPA is a multipurpose terminal. Given its proximity to Bolivia, TPA is the natural choice for managing Bolivia’s foreign trade, which accounts for 85% of the cargo transferred by the terminal. Bolivian cargoes that are transferred to TPA receive special benefits including free transit from the port to the border without taxes.

“TPA is one of the most innovative terminals in Latin America and as such, they understand the benefit of embracing technological advancement to modernise operations as it directly impacts their ability to compete in a crowded and evolving marketplace,” said Chuck Schneider, Navis VP and General Manager, Americas. “Unlike many of their industry peers, TPA is committed to tackling their operational challenges head on with the help of sophisticated technology to maintain the highest levels of productivity and support their overall growth objectives. We’re excited to work closely with the TPA team during the N4 implementation process and beyond to satisfy their optimisation needs while supporting their customers through a seamless transition.”

Managing an annual TEU of 220 000, TPA signed with N4 to address operational challenges such as improving crane performance (mph) and minimising time per transaction at the gate. TPA will also use Navis’ Expert Decking and Autostow optimisation modules.

“Our decision to select N4 is part of a larger plan to enhance operations including, a project to improve our gate infrastructure and construction of a new operational building,” said Dante Battaglia, Project Manager TOS, TPA. “As one of the most advanced terminals in the region, these are just a few examples of our commitment to adding value to our customers as a strategic partner in their trade logistics chain. N4’s flexibility and advanced configuration capabilities, as well as its successful deployments in terminals of different types and sizes around the world clearly demonstrate why it is the perfect fit for our modernisation efforts. We’re confident that Navis’ solution will increase our capabilities to provide an efficient and timely response to our clients in the Andean Macro Region and we’re honored to be one of the first multipurpose ports in Latin America to implement N4.

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