Two companies have combined forces to increase digitalisation and automation in marine terminals
Cargotec subsidiary Navis and China Communication Construction’s affiliate Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co (ZPMC) have partnered up to deliver technology to increase digitalisation and automation at marine terminals using cloud-based software.
The companies are combining forces to integrate systems and software that optimise terminal operations and reduce human activity using the latest autonomous operations technology.
They will co-operate in future terminal automation projects in India, China, Latin America, and other regions to automate new terminals and existing terminal infrastructure.
Navis’ terminal operating solutions, the Xvela cloud-based maritime business network application for terminal operators and ocean carriers, N4 terminal system and ZPMC’s infrastructure planning, terminal simulation and software will be offered.
“We will work together to innovate and improve terminal operations and productivity around the world,” said Navis’ vice president for strategic partnerships and global terminal operator accounts in Asia, Mark Welles.
“This integrated, best-of-breed technology and services approach will help customers reduce terminal resource requirements, simplify and speed implementation, lower risk, achieve higher levels of productivity and utilise data in effective ways,” he said.
ZPMC manager Zhou Qi said together these companies will provide a smart terminal one-stop solution. “We will help more operators achieve their goals in digitisation and automation,” he said. “We have the opportunity to infuse more intelligence and optimised operations into the industry as a whole.”