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Ports America introduces new terminal operating system in Baltimore

Ports America Chesapeake (PAC) recently went live with a new, terminal operating system (TOS) Navis N4.

The new Navis N4 Terminal Operating System is the first time the port has utilised a single platform for all cargo handled at its terminals and is part of a $142m investment in equipment and infrastructure initiatives to keep competitive in the region.

Ports America said that the system will be the backbone for future enhancements at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals.

“Adopting a modern, streamlined TOS like Navis N4 will provide stability and yield results as we push our capacity goals further and support sustainable growth of the port,” said ports America Chesapeake vice president Bayard Hogans. He added that along with handling additional volume, the new system will increase velocity, efficiency, and safety—ensuring that Ports America Chesapeake remains one of most productive container operations on the East Coast.

New Jersey-headquartered Ports America operates in more than 42 ports and 80 locations. It handles 13.4m teu, 2.6m vehicles, 10.5m tonnes of general cargo and more than two million cruise-ship passengers annually.

The new TOS and other technology innovations provide improved efficiency, transparency, and productivity in Ports America’s network of terminals, Ports America said. The company has been in the process of standardising its core TOS platform as it has upgraded major facilities to N4 including PNCT, New Orleans and now PAC.

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