DP World Constanta in Romania has completed an upgrade of its terminal operating system (TOS), migrating to the N4 system from Navis as it looks to improve efficiency at the facility.
DP World Constanta is located in the west of the Black Sea, serving both the Romanian domestic market and a wider hinterland spreading into parts of Central Europe, together with feeder connections to the Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Moldova.
Constanta South Container Terminal (CSCT) has operated on legacy Navis systems for 16 years, with a current annual capacity of 1.2 million TEU and averaging 26 moves per hour. The terminal says that the migration process, working together with Navis, was completed in less than a day as a team effort.
“The improved functionality to serve our customers better, which the system provides us, will help achieve our aim to position DP World Constanta as the leading Black Sea gateway for containerised goods destined for the European hinterland,” said Cosmin Carstea, Managing Director, DP World Constanta.
As part of the migration, CSCT has already integrated its existing vehicle booking solution with N4 and will be moving towards fully automated gate and rail operations later in 2020. Following the deployment of the automatic gate system, the terminal will look at introducing Navis’ AutoStow, to accompany the Expert Decking and PrimeRoute optimisation modules currently in place.
“(CSCT’s) focus is on innovating and optimising its assets so it can offer smarter trade-enabling solutions to meet its customers’ needs and advance global trade reliably, efficiently, effectively and responsibly. N4 represents an opportunity for DP World to fully exploit its expertise and capabilities as trade enablers and to help drive economic growth in Romania,” added said Chuck Schneider, Chief Customer Officer at Navis.