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Friday, March 24, 2017

ICT Changes Bring Capability Enhancement for Navy

Sub Lieutenant Samuel Penfold working on one of the older Defence IT computers prior to it being upgraded to the newer system. Photo: Royal Australian Navy.

The biggest upgrade of Defence Secret and Protected networks in more than ten years will drive significant change for Navy, with 192 shore locations set to experience major network overhauls. The magnitude of the program reflects the need for the department’s information footprint to be able to support Defence capability well into the future. Commodore Jeff Goedecke is the Director General of Business Relationship Management in Communication Information Officer Group said the changes are likely to impact most Navy people in some way.

Clean Shipping on the Great Lakes

Photo: The Interlake Steamship Company

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News recently spoke with Mark Barker, president of The Interlake Steamship Company, who has sent its fourth vessel — its second 1,000-footer — to be outfitted with exhaust gas scrubbers. After seriously pursuing the possibility of converting its ships to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) several years ago, U.S. based Great Lakes shipper The Interlake Steamship Company found that the region’s LNG infrastructure was simply not present to support such conversions.

APM Terminals Boosts Investment in Gothenburg

Photo: APM Terminals

APM Terminals Gothenburg has signed an addendum to the original concession agreement with the Port of Gothenburg to invest an additional SEK 250 million (€25 million) through 2024 in Sweden’s largest port. The new investment will focus upon increasing operational productivity for vessels, improving gate access for trucks and enhanced rail services. The addendum also includes an ambitious volume growth target. “APM Terminals  is proud to partner with the Port of Gothenburg to stimulate Sweden's economic growth and increase the country’s global trade access” said Henrik Kristensen…

ADP Deploys New Terminal Operating System at Zayed Port

Zayed Port. Photo by Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP), the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the emirate, has successfully implemented Jade’s terminal operating system, Master Terminal, at Zayed Port. It went live with its new terminal operating software on July 1, at the Zayed Port, the first of seven ports scheduled to upgrade its legacy system to Jade Master Terminal – an important regional hub for general cargo and home to the emirate’s growing cruise industry, said a statement.

Navis TOS Passes the Century Milestone

Navis SPARCS N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) reaches critical milestone with 100 terminals globally. Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, has reached a critical milestone as more than 100 of the world’s leading terminals have named Navis SPARCS N4 as their official terminal operating system (TOS) of record. To date, 107 sites in 47 countries have committed to the SPARCS N4 terminal operating system, 63 of which are currently live. “In just a few short years, SPARCS N4 has evolved from a ‘nice to have’ technology platform, to one that is essential for remaining operationally agile, profitable and successful in this highly competitive marketplace,” said Bill Walsh, president and CEO of Navis.

Port of Houston Install Versiant Mobile Software Solution

Mobile app display: Image courtesy of Versiant

Global maritime IT services company, Versiant, says that its Lynx™ mobile software solution has been installed by the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) providing real-time accurate information for their customers at Barbours Cut and Bayport Terminals. By this means, customers are now able to verify container availability, view vessel schedules, review bookings and retrieve gate EIRs prior to arriving at the terminal, with an intuitive user interface, simply by using virtually any mobile device.

Puerto Caacupe-mi Successfully Deploys N4 TOS

              Unloading shipping containers at Puerto Caacupe-mi (Photo courtesy of Caacupe-mi Private Port)

Paraguay's Puerto Caacupe-mi successfully went live with the N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS), the operating system's developer, Navis, announced today in a press release. “The implementation process went smoothly because of the combined efforts of the Caacupe-mi and Navis teams,” said Fernando Leri Frizza, President of Puerto Caacupe-mi. “We had a team of approximately 16 people who were dedicated to this transformation for the last four months and we are immensely thankful to all of them for making this massive undertaking a resounding success.

Software Offers New Features

International Communications and Navigation Limited, provider of marine electronic navigation and DGPS services has released new versions of its electronic charting system software - Aldebaran II and Regulus II for the Windows NT operating system. An upgrade to the company's ECS software, Release II provides many new features such as the ability to read multiple electronic charts, store and display routes and voyages, and adjust light levels. The product, which is expected to be released this month, is - as with the company's previous releases - Y2K compliant.

Solar Solve Celebrates 50th Order

Solar Solve Marine, manufacturers of the SOLASOLVT range of anti glare sunscreens for navigation bridge windows is celebrating its 50th order for its new ROLASOLVT range of roller blinds for marine interior area windows, such as cabins, restaurants and lounges. This order follows the re-launch of the fabric roller blind range under the ROLASOLVT brand name at the end of 2002. The range offers three roller blind systems: CASSLITET, DIMMLITET and LITETITET. All are available in a wide selection of flame-retardant fabric types, operating systems and colors.

Solar Solve Celebrates 50th Rolasolvt Order

Solar Solve Marine, manufacturers of the SOLASOLVT range of anti glare sunscreens for navigation bridge windows is celebrating its 50th order for its new ROLASOLVT range of roller blinds for marine interior area windows, such as cabins, restaurants and lounges. This order follows the re-launch of the fabric roller blind range under the ROLASOLVT brand name at the end of 2002. The range offers three roller blind systems: CASSLITET, DIMMLITET and LITETITET. All are available in a wide selection of flame-retardant fabric types, operating systems and colors.

New OPV Simulator by Transas

Transas has developed a new engine room simulator of the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). A new simulator has been installed at the Royal New Zealand Navy Engineering School as a part of their Marine Engineering Sythetic Training Environmet (MESTE) complex. The project was locally supported by the Electronic Navigation Ltd. The simulator provides the RNZN with a flexible solution to meet their training and assessment needs. A feature of MESTE is the overall simulation of the OPV's Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS).

Marine Travel Agent App for the iPhone/iPad

The Marine Travel Company, a specialist agency handling marine travel worldwide, has introduced an iPhone and iPad application for anyone on the move in the maritime industry. Maritime industry travelers can now access the company’s reservations team and website instantly. The app App features: •    Instant flight requests from your iphone/ipad •    Quick and Easy access to your flight itinerary •    Online check in, contact us and more links Download at http://itunes.com/apps/crewtravel After a trial period on Apple’s iphone/ipad operating system the marine travel company will look to develop similar programs for Blackberry, Palm and Smartphone. www.themarinetravel.co.uk

Norfolk Goes Live with Navis TOS

Photo courtesy of the Port of Virginia

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies, today announced that The Port of Virginia successfully went live at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) on June 20 with the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS). The implementation of N4 took place with no major disruptions to NIT’s operations. NIT is a key terminal at The Port of Virginia, a growing, deepwater container port on the U.S. East Coast that is capable of handling the largest vessels afloat.

Barranquilla Implements Tideworks TOS

Tideworks Technology, Inc., a premier provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that the new Barranquilla Container Terminal (BCT), located at the Port of Barranquilla, Colombia, has successfully implemented and gone live with Tideworks’ terminal operating system (TOS) solutions. BCT has deployed Tideworks’ Mainsail Terminal Management System, Forecast by Tideworks and Spinnaker Planning Management System. Tideworks will continue to provide its platinum maintenance and support services including around-the-clock technical support and all software upgrades. Additionally BCT will receive ongoing remote technical services to include system health monitoring and database and OS administration.

Tideworks Selected for Jacksonville, San Juan Terminals

Hosted Turnkey Solution to Provide Strategic Technology Enhancementsand Improved Efficiency. Tideworks Technology, Inc., a premier provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced it has been selected by Sea Star Line, LLC (Sea Star) to implement its suite of terminal operating system (TOS) solutions at its Jacksonville, Fla. and San Juan, Puerto Rico terminals. Sea Star will leverage Tideworks’ complete turnkey solutions under a fully-hosted model.

Montreal Gateway Terminals Implement Navis TOS

Port of Montreal image: credit the Port

Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) and Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation announce the successful implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at MGT. The implementation was a migration from Navis’ legacy software SPARCS and an internally developed data host system to N4, Navis’ latest generation terminal operating system. Located in close proximity to strategic markets in the U.S. and Canada, MGT has an annual TEU capacity in excess of 1.8 MM and services all aspects of terminal operations, including ship, gate and rail operations.

SCCT to Implement TOPS System

S.A.E. Egypt. systems support, project management and training. dredged Eastern bypass of the Suez Canal. with annual throughput capacity of 2.6 million TEU. meters. Post-Panamax cranes, 36 RTGs and on-dock rail capabilities. on-schedule to begin operations in October 2004. the terminal operating system over several other vendors. Littlejohn, Managing Director of SCCT. operating systems and equipment. targets.

Columbia Container Terminal Orders Tideworks TOS

Tideworks Technology® announce that Barranquilla Container Terminal chooses its Terminal Operating System (TOS). Barranquilla Container Terminal is a joint venture between SSA International and Sociedad Portuaria del Norte (SNP). The new facility will be managed by Santa Marta International Terminal Company (SMITCO) and will initially have capacity for approximately 122,000 TEU annually. Barranquilla Container Terminal plans to expand the container yard to five hectares and increase capacity to 190,000 TEU during a second phase of development. The terminal will deploy Tideworks’ Mainsail Terminal Management System®, Forecast® by Tideworks and Spinnaker Planning Management System® to manage container operations.

New TOS Live at Houston’s Barbours Cut

Barbours Cut Container Terminal (BCT), part of the Port of Houston Authority, has completed its implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS). The go-live is part of a larger effort underway at the Port Authority to update terminal operations to more modern hardware and software technology platforms. The Port of Houston Authority, which operates the Barbours Cut Container Terminal and Bayport Container Terminal, handles about 67 percent of all containerized cargo in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. This represents approximately two million TEUs annually between the two terminals. The Port Authority’s container handling facilities are among the most advanced operations in the nation.

Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port Deploys Navis SPARCS N4

Region’s first semi-automated terminal relies on SPARCS N4 to handle next generation container ships & higher rates of container exchange. Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, announce that Khalifa Port, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has successfully launched commercial operations with the company’s advanced terminal operating system (TOS), SPARCS N4. Khalifa Port, developed by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), is the region’s only semi-automated terminal using SPARCS N4 and will handle container traffic transferred from Mina Zayed port by early 2013. “We are thrilled that SPARCS N4 was instrumental in helping to give Khalifa Port the highest state of the art container terminal facilities in the Middle East and North Africa…

BEST Set a New Productivity Record

Image: Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST)

Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) handled the largest containership ever to call at the Port of Barcelona, the 16,600 TEU MSC LONDON and also set a new productivity record. The port discharged 618 containers and loaded 1035 in less than eight hours when working MSC LONDON, at a rate of 212.58 moves per hour. Individual cranes operated at rates of up to 45 moves per hour, one of the best in Europe, stated BEST, Hutchison Port's Spanish affiliate. The Port of Barcelona recorded in the year 2014 a total traffic of 46.3 million tonnes…

DP World Orders Operating System for Jebel Ali Terminal

Jebel Ali Port: Photo credit Galdós CCL  CCL

CyberLogitec, a Korea-based IT company to provide its OPUS Terminal Operating System (TOS) for Terminal 3, at the expanding port complex. OPUS TOS has modules to support the sophisticated operational requirements of the new terminal as well as interfaces to other existing systems at the port to provide seamless services to customers. Container Terminal 3, with a quay length of 1,860 metres, a draft of 17 metres, and a 70 hectare storage yard, will be equipped with 19 Ship To Shore (STS) quay cranes and 50 Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes.

Italian Terminal Operators to Implement Navis TOS

Contship Italia Group to implement Navis SPARCS N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS)  at five of its terminals. Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation announce that Contship Italia Group (CSI) group will implement Navis SPARCS N4 at its five terminals. Contship Italia Group, part of Eurokai, is the largest Italian terminal operator, handling more than 5.1 million TEUs in the Mediterranean region in 2012. DSP, Data and System Planning, a Navis Implementation Partner and IT services provider for ports and terminals, will lead the five terminal Navis SPARCS N4 implementation project. By 2016, Contship Italia Group terminals will be using the industry’s most advanced terminal operating system (TOS)…

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