N4 TOS Will Support MCG Expansion Plans

By MarEx 2014-10-17 12:14:00

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading terminal operators, today announced that Mayotte Channel Gateway (MCG), located in the Mozambique channel off of the East African coast, has signed a license agreement to use the N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

MCG, located at the French-governed Port of Longoni, is a main transshipment hub in the region, managing 60,000 TEU annually and is expected to grow 15 percent over the next five years. MCG selected N4 due to its breadth of functionality and name recognition in the market. With the N4 implementation planned for later this year, MCG will be able to optimize operations, update to a more modern platform, support changing business requirements and achieve competitive advantages. The N4 TOS will also allow MCG to have an enhanced view of all the terminal’s operations, attract key customers in the market and connect with more trade partners globally.

“N4 will provide MCG with the functionality we need to avoid manual work in operations, administration and analytics at the terminal,” said Ida Nel, Managing Director at MCG. “It will also help transform yard management, as well as the way we load and discharge new transshipment customer vessels, which we were unable to service previously.”

As part of its transformation, MCG also plans to expand the operating area of the port and bring in new equipment to make operations more efficient for employees, partners and customers.

“Navis looks forward to our partnership with MCG on this important initiative, bringing our technology, knowledge and expertise to another port in this region,” said Guenter Schmidmeir, Vice President and GM Field Operations EMEA for Navis. “We believe that N4 will support MCG’s vision, boosting operations at the terminal and ensuring the highest performance standards. We are committed to providing the solutions, training and support to drive long-term customer and revenue growth for MCG.”

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