Port of Durres digitalises container terminal operations

The Container Terminal of Port of Durres (CTPD) has completed the transition of its terminal operations from a previously manual system to a cloud-based infrastructure, using Navis’ N4 SaaS terminal operating system (TOS).

CTPD, newly operated by Mariner Adriatic, sits within the Port of Durres, which is geographically located in the western part of Albania on the Balkan and Adriatic Sea.

Configuring and testing of the new digital system began within two weeks of launching the implementation project, all of which was overseen by a fully remote team of terminal operators. Using the cloud infrastructure, the terminal was able to roll out capabilities incrementally, starting with gate, moving to the yard and then to vessel operations, followed by Equipment Control and EDI Exchange functionality, as well as BI reporting and integrations with external systems.

Within three months the port was able to convert all of the terminal’s operations and make it one of the first sites operating N4 SaaS in the cloud, the partners note.

“The implementation of N4 SaaS is a significant advancement for Container Terminal of Port of Durres and one that we firmly believe will lead to improved efficiency across our operations, a more seamless exchange of information with key stakeholders and a broadened portfolio of services that we can offer our customers,” said Alket Malo, CFO of Durres Port Authority.

“Beyond that, the additional layer of security afforded to us through cloud operations, along with increased visibility, transparency, and trackability of our operational processes, will be key to expediting law enforcement activities within the port.”

“Navis’ partnership and established expertise in these areas gives us an added competitive advantage and will only serve to strengthen our position in the region.”

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