Cuenca del Plata terminal expansion plans include N4 SaaS as terminal invests in tools to modernize and optimize operations

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navis, the provider of technologies and operational services that improve the performance and efficiency of leading organizations throughout the global freight supply chain, today announced that Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP) signed a subscription agreement with Navis for its N4 SaaS offering. The implementation of N4 SaaS, along with several optimization solutions, will increase efficiency and improve overall TCP operations, reaching new standards and enabling scalability as the terminal undergoes a historic expansion plan.

TCP, owned by terminal operator Katoen Natie, is located on the Uruguayan coast in Montevideo and serves as a regional hub for cargo from Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and southern Brazil, currently carrying more than 500,000 TEUs. With a focus on developing the Port of Montevideo into the main logistics hub of the Southern Cone, the management and operation of a specialized container terminal capable of meeting the ever-increasing demands of international trade and transport from oday, TCP and the Port Authority of Uruguay recently announced a major investment agreement. The investment of over $450 million includes the construction of a second container yard and quay wall, increasing loading and unloading capacity to over 2.75 million TEUs per year, or nearly three times its current capacity.

In preparation for this breakthrough expansion, TCP signed an N4 SaaS subscription agreement to implement N4, including Navis optimization modules – Expert Decking, PrimeRoute and Vessel Autostow – as well as N4 Billing and Navis Smart Applications such than OpsView and Berth Window Management. The terminal also connected to Navis Managed Services, including managed upgrades, application and IDE maintenance. Under the full SaaS umbrella, TCP will have access to all the features of N4 without the costs and complexities associated with its deployment, maintenance and management. In addition to leveraging Navis’ expertise through managed services, Navis will also host the system and provide a production and test environment as well as a cloud-to-cloud disaster recovery solution.

“TCP is undergoing a major expansion plan and is therefore looking for a new TOS that could improve its overall operations and reach new standards,” said Kim Kuesel, vice president and general manager of the Americas at Navis. “A subscription model will allow them to implement what is needed now with the ability to scale as expansion plans come to fruition, future-proofing operations as new N4 releases are released. deployed.”

“Our terminal will be state of the art when our expansion project is complete and we need our operations to operate at a level that matches that,” said Vincent Vandecauter, CEO of TCP. “Partnering with Navis will ensure that we grow our operations at scale while being future-ready by implementing cloud solutions that will help us transition to the next phase of our terminal operations.”

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Navis is a provider of technologies and operational services that improve the performance and efficiency of leading global organizations throughout the freight supply chain. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services, to enable our customers, regardless of cargo type, to maximize performance and reduce risk. Through its holistic approach to operational optimization, Navis customers benefit from improved visibility, speed and measurable business results. Whether tracking cargo through a terminal, improving vessel safety and cargo capacity, optimizing rail network planning and asset utilization, automating equipment operations or manage multiple terminals through one integrated and centralized solution, Navis helps all customers streamline their operations.

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