Patrick Terminals - Sydney AutoStrad Migrates to N4 to Advance Automation Capabilities

September 9, 2020

Terminal continues to modernize its operations to meet the growing trade demand in the region

Navis a part ofCargotec 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, today announced that Patrick Terminals - Sydney AutoStrad, has migrated to N4 3.8 from its decades old, in house TOS. As a result of a well-planned and executed strategy, the go-live was successfully completed remotely with minimal staff on site.

Strategically located in Port Botany on the Australian coast, Sydney Automated AutoStrad  terminal is the largest container terminal in Australia by capacity. Operating at 1.2 million TEU annually, Sydney AutoStrad manages 580 vessels per year, handles over 1400 gate moves per day and has the greatest quay line length in the region of 1.4km. Additionally, the terminal has four container berths on site, which allows the team to be flexible to adjust vessel working and provide berths if unplanned events impact the schedule. With modernization and automation in mind, Patrick Terminals selected N4 as its TOS for Sydney AutoStrad to optimize its performance and streamline operations at the terminal to meet the growing trade demand in the region.

“Replacing our 30-year-old legacy TOS system with Navis N4 has been a major milestone for Patrick's business. We have successfully implemented N4 in our two manual terminals over the past 6 months and have now integrated that technology suite at our Automated AutoStrad Terminal in Sydney,” said Adrian Sandrin, CIO for Patrick Terminals. “Patrick's has always emphasised the importance of information technology and real time systems and with the help of our new N4 TOS, Patrick will optimize our central vessel planning, improve processes and create efficiencies to ensure we meet the complex and changing requirements of our industry.”

“As more terminals are planning to advance their automation capabilities, we are able to help them upgrade their offerings and reach their goals with our innovative, best-in-class TOS,” said Charles Gerard, VP & General Manager, APAC at Navis. “We are proud of the work we did with Patrick Terminals over the past year and are looking forward to continuing to support their terminals and their modernization plans, for years to come.”