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718 Customers Surveyed

6,092 Data Points Collected

288 Published TechFacts

95 Published Charts

73 Published Case Studies



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The Importance of Operational KPI’s

Please rate the importance of the following key performance indicators (KPI) to your terminal’s operations.

Significantly Important Highly Important Important Not Important

Quay Crane Moves per Hour
Berth Moves per Hour
Truck Turn Around Time
Dwell Time
Yard Utilization

Small Terminal Operator in Asia Improves Gate, Vessel Operations with Navis N4

Introduction

This case study of a small business transportation services company is based on a December 2013 survey of Navis N4 terminal operating system customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“N4 supports us quite well in vessel operation, gate operation, billing and others such as edi reports.”

Challenges

  • Solved for the following challenges with Navis N4:
    • Quay crane productivity and vessel turn time
    • Equipment utilization in the yard
    • Efficiency with gate processes
    • Inventory management
    • Event monitoring
    • Reporting
    • Billing

Use Case

  • Rates the following N4 capabilities, as they compare to competitors:
    • reliability: somewhat superior
    • scalability: somewhat superior
    • performance potential: somewhat superior
    • technology platform: somewhat superior
    • company expertise: somewhat superior

Results

  • Moved to Navis N4 for the following reasons:
    • To update to a more modern platform
    • To better optimize operations
    • To prepare for or implement automated equipment or operational processes
    • To support changing business requirements
    • To improve competitive advantages
    • To improve ROI potential
  • Increased the productivity of their IT staff by > 75% with Navis N4.
  • Increased gate operational productivity by > 75% with Navis N4.
  • Productivity of their yard operation increased by >75% with Navis N4.
  • Improved the productivity of their vessel load and discharge operation by > 75% with Navis N4.

Navis Customer Testimonial

Automated Decision Making could help us to stay competitive by making better operational decisions to improve productivity and customer service.

Uri Regev, IT & Cybersecurity consultant, Haifa Port

Navis N4 Customer Testimonial

N4 is a very robust solution providing all functionalities related to operational efficiencies as well as greater flexibility to integrate with all systems, and aligns our region to share all initiatives.

Senior Executive, Medium Sized Container Terminal Operator

Large Container Terminal Operator in Turkey Improves Yard and Vessel Operations with N4

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise transportation services company is based on a September 2015 survey of Navis N4 Terminal Operating System customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Biggest operational challenges:
    • How to best optimize the operation to improve productivity
    • Handling larger ships and more TEU efficiently
    • High Trucker wait times at the gate during peak times
    • Poor yard planning and high number of rehandles
  • Rates the importance of the following key performance indicators (KPI) to their terminal’s operations:
    • Quay crane moves per hour: highly important
    • Berth moves per hour: significantly important
    • Truck turn around time: highly important
    • Dwell time: highly important
    • Yard utilization: significantly important

Use Case

  • Has been using N4 for 5 – 7 years.

Results

  • Chose Navis N4 TOS for the following reasons:
    • To optimize operational processes
    • To more easily integrate with third party technologies
    • To prepare for or implement automated equipment and processes
    • To standardize operations across multiple sites
  • Rates the improvement of the following operational processes since their N4 implementation:
    • Yard planning: highly improved
    • Vessel load & discharge: highly improved
    • Visibility into operations: improved
    • IT staff productivity: improved
  • Estimates the following processes have improved since their N4 implementation:
    • Gate / rail productivity: 25% – 49%
    • Yard productivity: 50% – 74%
    • Vessel load and discharge: 25% – 49%
    • IT staff efficiency: 10% – 24%
    • Billing processes: 10% – 24%
  • N4 helps their terminal to lower operational costs in the following ways:
    • Crane assignments
    • Yard planning efficiency
  • Features of N4 that are most valuable to the management of terminals operations:
    • Expert Decking Module
    • Vessel and Rail Autostow Module
    • Automated Equipment Schedulers

Navis Customer Research

Automation Plans

What plans do you have to automate your terminal?

We are investigating process automation at our terminal
40%
We already have process automation at our terminal (eg, gate automation, OCR, RFID)
37%
We are investigating automated equipment at our terminal
24%
We already have automated equipment at our terminal
21%
We already have full automation at our terminal
20%
We are investigating full automation at our terminal
13%
We have no plans to automate any equipment or processes at our terminal
9%


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About Navis

Navis N4 is a sophisticated and modern technology platform that optimizes efficiency and helps to power the intelligent movement of goods through the supply chain. Navis N4 scales with your business to optimize utilization of IT infrastructure and eliminate unnecessary, upfront capital expenditures.

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