TGN in Chile taps Navis for semi-automated terminal build

Terminal Graneles del Norte (TGN) in Chile has chosen to implement a digital terminal operating system (TOS) from Navis at its greenfield site in Mejillones Bay, slated to become operational by late 2023, with the aim of building a semi-automated, multimodal bulk cargo handling facility.

TGN, a subsidiary of port operator Puerto Angamos, is located in Chile’s mining region and plans to service the requirements of mining and energy producers across South America.

The terminal has the capacity to handle up to 4.0 million tons of copper annually using rotainers –rotating container technology – and revolving spreaders.

The Navis N4 system will act as the brains of the terminal by integrating existing technologies as well as connecting to the gate for receival of cargo, providing guidance on loading sequences, stowage and grounding scenarios, directing stacking crane activity and other functions. Cargo will be stacked in fully sealed rotainers for efficiency, as opposed to sitting as piles of raw materials in the yard.

“TGN will be the first terminal in the world with a breakthrough operation for bulk cargo, using automation, cutting edge technology and equipment, with a focus on efficiency as well as sustainability,” said Bernardo Sedini, Terminal Manager for Terminal Graneles del Norte.

“We are happy to partner with companies like Navis who has proven time and time again its ability to alleviate the automation implementation challenges that many terminals face and will enable us to improve operational decision making to get ahead of the market.”

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