Brazil’s Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá Achieves Record Productivity of 31 Moves Per Hour Following Navis N4 Implementation

Containers, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce — By on January 22, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Use of N4 TOS Critical to Helping Achieve Greater Efficiency Needed to Support Growing Capacity Expected at the Terminal by 2020 

Oakland, CA—January 22, 2018Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, today announced that Brazil’s Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá (TCP), one of the largest terminals in South America, has achieved the highest productivity levels in the terminal’s history following the implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system. In November 2017, the terminal reported a 15 percent increase per quay crane to 31 moves per hour (MPH) as well as a 21 percent increase in berth productivity to 103.4 MPH, solidifying its position among the most productive terminals in the country. In addition to the move to N4, a key component to success was a partnership for productivity, co-led by TCP Operations and Navis Optimization Services.

Located in the Brazilian city of Paranaguá, TCP is uniquely positioned as the leading stopover for container vessels traveling to and from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. With an annual capacity of 1.5 million TEUs, combined with its position as the only container terminal in Southern Brazil with a rail connection inside the yard, TCP proudly offers its customers 24/7 operation in both import and export, handling 37,726 containers per month.

In preparation for the terminal’s expansion and increased capacity from 1.5 million to 2.5 million TEUs by 2020, TCP knew it needed a more modern terminal operating system that would help it optimize operations and support changing business requirements. TCP selected N4 due to Navis’ alignment with the terminal’s business objectives, as well as its shared interest in providing high quality service along with rigorous training for TCP employees to ensure long-term operational success.

“The Navis N4 implementation was a strategic initiative to support the expansion and modernization program that will take place at the terminal over the course of the next several years,” said Alexandre Rubio Teixeira Pinto, Chief Financial Officer, TCP. “N4 is an essential tool that will help TCP reach new performance and productivity levels that will be required to move greater container volumes easier, faster and more cost-effectively in the future.”

“We are proud to partner with TCP as it readies its terminal to support future growth, and are thrilled to learn of TCP’s historic productivity levels with N4 in place,” said Martin Bardi, Vice President and General Manager, Latin America, Navis. “We are confident that TCP will continue to experience key benefits that will help it operate more efficiently, while delivering exceptional service levels that global customers expect today.”

About Navis, LLC

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading terminal operators and ocean carriers. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results. www.navis.com

About Cargotec Corporation

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec’s sales in 2016 totaled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com

About TCP Participações

TCP manages the Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá, one of the largest container terminals in South America, and the logistics company TCP Log. Following investments of R$365 million, one of the largest private-sector investments in Brazil in recent years, TCP has the capacity to handle 1.5 million TEUs per year, has 320,000 square meters of storage area and offers three berths with a total extension of 879 meters, as well as exclusive dolphins for the operation of vessels with vehicle cargo. TCP is currently investing in the expansion of its capacity, which will increase to 2.5 million TEUs per year by 2019. The terminal’s operation is complemented by TCP Log, which offers logistics chain integration services such as storage, facilities and equipment for the loading and unloading of containers, container yard, and rail and road transportation to the terminal in Paranaguá. For more information, visit www.tcp.com.br.

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