The Port of Port of Spain (PPOS) in Trinidad and Tobago will replace its five-year-old CTMS terminal operating system (TOS) with Navis SPARCS N4 to improve operations and productivity in the emerging Caribbean market
PPOS is the largest container port in Trinidad and Tobago, handling the majority of the country's containerised imports, exports and transhipments
"As part of our strategy, we plan on growing the volume to 500,000 TEU in the next five years," said Trudy Gill-Conlon, chief operating officer at PPOS "Currently, we are at 400,000 TEU Without Navis, it would be very difficult to achieve our anticipated growth and increase our efficiency"
The Navis SPARCS N4 operating system is the leading software solution for real-time graphical planning and control of container terminals It allows for advanced optimisation and productivity, increased yard utilisation and reduced labour and equipment costs, and can be tailored to tackle unique characteristics of any terminal operation
The web-based SPARCS N4 operating system governs the movement of container logistics and operations and offers users improved customer support, lower operating costs and increased utilization It enables greater control over resources for operations to respond quickly and intelligently to changes in the flow of cargo
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