Navis Announcement on CSP Zeebrugge Terminal
July 30, 2019
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, announced that CSP Zeebrugge Terminal NV, a part of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited, has successfully gone live with Navis N4. The terminal, which is a major hub in the European market, has selected N4 to help optimize operations and data visibility with stakeholders and enable its employees to focus on core tasks and with a more modern terminal operating system.
In 2017, COSCO SHIPPING Ports acquired CSP Zeebrugge making it the first terminal in Northwest Europe in which COSCO SHIPPING Ports holds a controlling stake. The port group set its sights on turning the terminal into its Northern European shipping hub as part of its larger globalization efforts. Located off the coast of Belgium, CSP Zeebrugge connects the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Baltic regions, offering its customers direct access to the European market. With an annual handling capacity of 1 million TEU, CSP Zeebrugge uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology including 7 super post-panamax ZPMC gantry cranes, 3 onsite rail tracks of 780 meters each and now N4, to serve its customers in both deepsea and shortsea vessels through the most densely populated region in the world.
Mr Mark Welles, VP Global Partnerships for Navis, said that “CSP Zeebrugge is responsible for connecting important trade markets through its facility and needs to have the resources to serve their customers in an efficient way. CSP Zeebrugge is the first successful N4 rollout in COSCO SHIPPING Ports’ TOS standardization program. Navis is continuing joint efforts to roll out N4 in the COSCO SHIPPING Ports terminal network across the globe in the coming months.”