Freeport, Malta (PortSEurope) October 27, 2017 – Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that Malta Freeport Terminals has transformed its terminal operations with the Navis N4 terminal operating system. This should boost the terminal’s competitive position in the market.
Over the past 18 months, the terminal prepared for the introduction of the N4 system, which was installed during a 24 hour closing during the Santa Marija public holiday. “We carefully planned when would be best to introduce this new technology,” said Jesmond Baldacchino, Head of IT at Malta Freeport, who spearheaded the implementation. “It was important for terminal staff not to be disrupted by this changeover.
Implementing the N4 system was a fundamental step forward for Malta Freeport Terminals to support the terminal’s business performance as a whole by optimizing the long-term operational efficiency and strengthening the intelligent movement of cargo through the terminal. The system supports the future growth at the terminal while reducing operational overhead and maintaining customer-focused services.
“Anywhere from 2,000 to 3,500 containers are typically loaded or unloaded when a mainliner berths at Malta Freeport, so getting this upgrade right and ensuring the vessel leaves as early as possible is absolutely essential for a major terminal like ours,” said Alex Montebello, CEO of Malta Freeport Terminals. “Navis N4 will significantly enhance our ability to do this and enable us to introduce the latest technology which fits in with our overall mission to position Malta Freeport as one of the best in the region.”
Malta Freeport is now a major transhipment port in the Mediterranean region enjoying positive international recognition with global carriers as a reliable and credible port. Malta Freeport Terminals amalgamates the activities of container handling and industrial storage.
Malta Freeport focuses on the ‘hub’ concept, whereby cargo is discharged from large mother vessels and relayed to a network of regional ports by regular and frequent feeder vessels. Around 96% of Malta Freeport’s container traffic is transhipment business.
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading terminal operators and ocean carriers.
Cargotec is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in intelligent cargo handling.
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