Long Beach Container Terminal’s Pier F Successfully Goes Live with N4

Oct 17, 2013

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navis, the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, today announced that Pier F at Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS). This successful implementation allows LBCT to streamline current operations and prepare for the implementation of N4 for the new advanced terminal under construction at Middle Harbor Terminal in Long Beach, California.

“Migrating from SPARCS Express to N4 at LBCT’s Pier F facility provides us with the critical technology foundation and implementation experience needed to ensure an efficient N4 go-live at the new Middle Harbor Terminal site in early 2015,” says Anthony Otto, President and CEO at LBCT. “The teamwork between LBCT and Navis during the go-live was impressive. TOS implementations are often a complex undertaking involving the integration of multiple systems into one overall solution. At Pier F, we were able to minimize any disruption to our existing operations and the team gained valuable experience in leveraging the new technology.”

LBCT and the Middle Harbor Terminal project will create one of the most advanced and energy efficient container terminals in the world. It is also expected to boost the local economy, creating nearly 14,000 jobs in the greater Los Angeles/Long Beach area as a result and bring a competitive advantage to the regional and national supply chain.

“Container terminals are essential logistics hubs for ocean, rail and truck freight transport. Efficient operations and tight integration between LBCT and the regions’ transportation and logistics chain is essential for long term economic growth,” says Bill Walsh, President and CEO of Navis. “We are pleased to be an important partner in this project and we’re looking forward to working together with LBCT to move Middle Harbor Terminal into full operations in 2015.”

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 brands MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab are recognised 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 totalled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com

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