Zebra Enterprise Solutions launched operating software designed for terminals that move less than 120,000 20-foot equivalent units a year.
The solution, called Navis Argo, offers lower-volume terminals cost-effective access to enterprise-level software, eliminating the competitive disadvantage that smaller operations typically face when compared to their larger counterparts.
ZES said Navis Argo is designed to record and report all terminal operational activities on a simple interface that makes it easier and more affordable to maintain.
Navis Argo includes features necessary for all core operational planning and control requirements for vessel, yard and gate, integrated with equipment control, EDI management and reporting tools.
Of the approximately 1,099 terminals worldwide, about 35 percent of those terminals are moving less than 120,000 TEUs per year and are considered lower-volume terminals, according to industry media and maritime researchers.
Generally, the lower-volume terminals use in-house terminal operating systems because they could not justify the costs of an enterprise TOS – until now.
ZES said Navis Argo is an enterprise level TOS for the lower-volume terminal that is designed to grow and expand with the terminal at an affordable cost.
Navis Argo is based on a Java RTC infrastructure that allows terminals to acquire additional modules and scale up as the business grows, including advanced operational planning and control requirements. In addition, the solution has enhanced features for full gate integration, and includes an Equipment Control module allowing operation plans to be seamlessly integrated with container handling equipment such as forklifts and reach stackers.
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