Deep Water Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk to Implement Navis SPARCS N4

GDANSK, Poland & OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals and DCT Gdansk, SA, today announced that Deep Water Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk in Poland is implementing Navis SPARCS N4. The terminal operating system (TOS), scheduled to go live in the fourth quarter of 2011, will allow DCT Gdansk to support rapid terminal development plans, including increasing container volumes to one million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2012, and meeting international standards for terminal operations.

“The easy configuration and scalability of SPARCS N4 supports our efforts to increase efficiencies, optimize processes and manage costs as we bring Polish terminal operations to the best worldwide standards.”

As the newest and fastest growing terminal in Poland and the Baltic Sea, DCT Gdansk will utilize the new TOS to manage rapid growth after revolutionizing the Baltic shipping market with the first regular deep-sea calls into the Baltic Sea in early 2010, recently upgraded to E-class vessels. Moving more than 450,000 TEUs in 2010, the terminal plans to increase this to 1.4 million TEUs by 2015 and has potential for up to four million TEUs with future planned development phases. SPARCS N4 will allow DCT Gdansk to support key planning and equipment control operations with increased throughput and multiple vessel berthing as its business environment and requirements evolve.

“We chose Navis because of its proven track record providing reliable and innovative solutions to world class terminals, and our continued plans for rapid expansion and resulting evolution of the Baltic shipping market require that expertise,” said Boris Wenzel, CEO at DCT Gdansk. “The easy configuration and scalability of SPARCS N4 supports our efforts to increase efficiencies, optimize processes and manage costs as we bring Polish terminal operations to the best worldwide standards.”

Navis SPARCS N4 is the next generation terminal operating system, offering the lowest possible total cost of ownership in a maintainable and adaptable solution. SPARCS N4 provides a platform for DCT Gdansk to manage their expected development.

“We are pleased to provide a solution that is able to grow with DCT Gdansk’s operations,” said Bill Walsh, president and CEO of Navis, LLC. “DCT Gdansk is an obvious leader in the region providing their customers with highly efficient operations. Navis SPARCS N4 will play an integral part of DCT Gdansk operations as they grow. We have created an advanced, innovative and flexible technology that allows our customers to optimize operations as their business needs change.”

About Navis, LLC
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. 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 improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea – wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognized leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totaled EUR 2.6 billion in 2010 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com

About DCT Gdansk
DCT Gdansk is a Polish registered company majority owned by GIF II (Global Infrastructure Fund II), a specialized fund managed by a member of the Macquarie Group of Companies, headquartered in Australia. Its terminal offers year-round ice-free access with a 17.0m deep approach channel and up to 16.5m depth along the berth. DCT Gdansk is an ideal gateway to Poland as well as the transshipment hub for St. Petersburg and the rest of the Baltic region. The rail terminal, 2 x 1000m long and operated by DCT Gdansk, is adjacent to the marine facility. DCT Gdansk offers the only direct container shipping connection from the Far East to Poland and the Baltic Sea. DCT is adjacent to the 100 ha Pomeranian Logistics Center developed by Goodman which is to open in 2012 and will offer port centric logistics solutions to the Polish market. 

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