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 >
OPTIMIZE AND AUTOMATE VESSEL PLANNING
N4 Vessel Autostow automatically generates stowage plans for an entire ship or a specific bay based on rules set by the ship planner and in compliance with the vessel planning stowage strategy.
Vessel plans are traditionally created manually and with varying levels of expertise, open to human error and planning inconsistencies. Information sources can be disparate with limited consideration of the operational environment and terminal constraints. These inefficiencies lead to extended planning times, unnecessary yard re-handles, crane delays, an inability to adapt quickly to scheduling and berthing changes and lower quayside productivity.
N4 Vessel Autostow resolves these problems by combining stowage factors, like port of discharge and container length and weight with yard constraints and operating parameters to select an appropriate container to load. Ships are swiftly planned container by container based on their assigned strategy set and estimated move times and determined by the order of work and associated crane rates.
N4 Vessel Autostow gives ports and terminals an advantage over competitors with consistency and speed in planning, saving significant time during those critical operational periods and throughout the vessel planning phase.
MORE OPTIMIZATION MODULES
N4 PrimeRoute enables optimal, real-time routing, dispatching and monitoring of straddle carriers, terminal tractors and other internal transportation vehicles within the container terminal. Learn more >
N4 Expert Decking
N4 Expert Decking automates yard planning by distributing containers throughout the yard based on predefined business rules. Learn more >