Mozambique's Port of Beira goes live with Navis N4 terminal system
CORNELDER de Mocambique (CdM), operator of the Port of Beira in Mozambique, and Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that enhance performance and efficiency for the world's leading shipping supply chain companies, recently announced that the terminal has gone live on the Navis N4 terminal system.
The N4 replaces a competitive product that was unable to support future business requirements for the terminal, which includes automation and business intelligence, according to American Journal of Transportation.
Handling approximately 200,000 TEU annually, the Port of Beira serves as a critical container shipping hub for several land locked countries, including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Eastern DRC, offering the shortest and fastest route to sea.
"As we continue to innovate and look to implement OCR systems, automatic gates, more EDI and internet usage, as well as achieve better integration with our administrative workflows, N4 gives us the possibility to implement this and further functionality in the years to come," said Jan Laurens de Vries, CdM's commercial manager.
During the implementation process, it was critical for CdM to minimise operational delays for its customers, and ensure that the migration would not significantly alter or change existing procedures for its stakeholders. Navis delivered on all fronts, due in great part to unwavering support and partnership from the Navis implementation team, the composition and involvement of the Cornelder project team, as well as a conservative rollout of N4 functionality to match current business needs.
Mr Jan de Vries said: "With a successful and smooth implementation of the N4 terminal system, Cornelder de Mocambique has laid an important foundation to continuously improve efficiency and productivity, leading to better services for our customers in the Southern African hinterland and overseas."