Congestion at container terminal gates is a recurring topic that is being discussed frequently at large import/export terminals globally. The reasons for such congestion are numerous, ranging from volume increases due to larger vessels, seasonal peaks or general growth, failure of equipment or IT systems, or changes in work regulations.
Challenges and Lessons for Terminal Automation
Increasing numbers of terminals are using higher levels of automation to improve productivity and efficiency and ultimately become more competitive. Automated terminals, like manned terminals, consist of various subsystems from different vendors, but rely on automated rather than human triggers, requiring system testing for integration success. This degree of complexity adds to the challenges of successfully implementing automation, and ultimately prove it is worth the investment.
Terminal Productivity: Optimizing the Operational Frontline
This executive whitepaper discusses the evolution currently taking place in some of the current concepts driving operational planning, control and execution practices. These changes will require not only technology but also new processes and collaboration across the industry that will shape the future of how terminals work and engage.
Understanding Optimization: Making the Right Choice for Your Terminal
This Executive whitepaper explains everything you need to know about optimization and the terminal operating system.
Implementing Optimization Software
Navis Services has instituted a prescriptive project approach to implement and tune any combination of Navis’ optimization modules (Expert Decking and Prime Route) which combine many important features to simplify implementation and reduce project risk.
Optimizing End-loading Ascs
Navis Optimization Services team reviews your choices when optimizing end-loading Automated Straddle Carroers (ASCs). As with other types of automated container handling equipment, a variety of operational decisions need to be made by the terminal operating system in order to optimize the performance of ASC blocks.
TOS Implementation Best Practices
This whitepaper provides information from the Navis Professional Services team on proven best practices that help terminals maximize the success of their TOS go-lives.