Abu Dhabi Terminals Prepares for Next Level of Automation

June 3, 2018

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Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has successfully upgraded to the Navis N4 3.4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of its plans for moving to the next level in terms of automation, efficiency and accuracy.

ADT, which manages and operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, has a strategic focus on technology and innovation. Having decided to continue its relationship with Navis as its TOS provider, it has now migrated to the recently upgraded version of its N4 system. Arturo Garcia, ADT’s chief information officer, said: “Through close collaboration with Navis and due to proper planning, intensive testing and dedication by all parties involved, this was one of the smoothest implementations completed at ADT to date. We will continue collaborating with Navis in the future to enhance and develop new functionalities in the system in order to keep ADT among the few terminals around the world that are prepared to deliver high level automation services with a very high crane productivity.”

ADT has upgraded its TOS to help further reduce vessel and truck turnaround times, enable increases in terminal productivity and achieve reductions in cost per move, while reducing the risk of human error.

Highlighting Navis N4’s growing importance as an efficiency tool for operators in the Middle East, the company has announced that DP World Jeddah has upgraded from Navis SPARCS to N4 3.5 to address the need for increasing operational support as incoming cargo volume rises. Since 1999 when it was awarded a 20-year concession agreement for the development and operation of Jeddah Islamic Port South Container Terminal, DP World has invested considerable resources to modernise the terminal to handle the new generation of mega containerships. In line with this mission, the company has made investments in the latest computerised systems to maintain high quality standards.

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