N4 Vessel Autostow automatically generates stowage plans for the entire ship or by specific bay based on rules set by the ship planner in compliance with the vessel planning stowage strategy. Learn more >
OPTIMIZE THE MOVEMENT OF CONTAINER HANDLING EQUIPMENT
N4 PrimeRoute enables optimal, real-time routing, dispatching and monitoring of container handling equipment within the terminal. In traditional operations, each asset is dedicated to a single quay crane and dispatched on a first-come-first-served basis according to a move sequence, traveling laden in one direction and returning empty in the other. This inefficient method of operation creates excessive demand for equipment in order to match yard capacity to the productivity level required at the quay.
N4 PrimeRoute pools equipment across a wide array of work assignments, breaking them up into discrete “job-step” components and allowing for optimal, real-time dispatching of equipment to the work available. As a result, less equipment is required to do the same amount of work while maintaining productivity, thereby lowering capital investments and variable costs for labor, fuel and maintenance.
MORE OPTIMIZATION MODULES
N4 Rail Autostow
N4 Rail Autostow enables terminal operators to automatically route railcars to hub assignments and plan train load sequences based on criteria preconfigured for a specific environment. Learn more >
N4 Expert Decking
N4 Expert Decking automates yard planning by distributing containers throughout the yard based on predefined business rules. Learn more >