Posted on September 5, 2022
The implemented platform equips GPA with a state-of-the-art terminal operating system that optimises processes, exchanges data with shippers and carriers, and improves visibility of cargo movements by connecting GPA’s multiple port terminals and inland rail terminals in one system.
“After conducting extensive research, we selected the Navis N4 Terminal Operating System to optimise planning, visibility and asset utilisation at the Garden City Terminal,” said Bill Sutton, Chief Information Officer with Georgia Ports Authority.
“The system eliminates data silos, improves velocity across our terminals, and enables us to more easily integrate with our customers to provide the data and insights they need.”
The Port of Savannah, owned and operated by GPA, features two terminals – Garden City and Ocean Terminal.
The port is the single largest and fastest growing container terminal in North America, with a monthly throughput of nearly half a million TEU in June.
As the Port of Savannah remains one of the strongest East Coast gateway, GPA is continually looking to expand capacity – with infrastructure projects that will add 1.7 million TEU of annual container yard capacity.
According to Navis, launching the new Navis N4 Container Terminal Operating System will prove crucial as increasingly complex and tighter supply chains put pressure on terminals who are looking to maintain schedules, maximise slow steaming to reduce costs, and deploy vessel assets as efficiently as possible.
“As a facilitator of global commerce, millions of people, business and organisations rely on the essential services of Georgia Ports Authority,” said Kirk Knauff, CEO, Navis.
“We were privileged to partner with GPA to implement mission-critical technology while ensuring no service disruptions and maintaining the highest level of safety.”