Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and the provider of operational technologies and services has announced that DP World Constanta has gone live on N4, a technology platform that optimises efficiency and powers the intelligent movement of goods through container terminals worldwide.
DP World Constanta, located in the west of the Black Sea, has invested considerable resources into the terminal in order to deliver time and cost-effective trade enabling solutions for a high level of safety.
"With a goal of being amongst the most significant drivers of growth in Romania, the terminal’s migration to N4 is the cornerstone of that investment," commented Navis.
DP World Constanta serves both the Romanian domestic market and a wider hinterland spreading into parts of Central Europe, together with feeder connections to the Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Moldova.
Its location offers importers and exporters in Central Europe speedier and more cost-effective access to the Far East market than movement via the traditional routing over North Continental ports by avoiding congested intermodal bottlenecks in Western Europe, according to Navis.
"The improved functionality to serve our customers better, which the system provides us, will help achieve our aim to position DP World Constanta as the leading Black Sea gateway for containerised goods destined for the European hinterland," said Cosmin Carstea, managing director, DP World Constanta.
Constanta South Container Terminal (CSCT) has operated on legacy Navis systems for 16 years and with a current annual capacity of 1.2 million TEU and averaging 26 moves per hour, the terminal, along with Navis, were able to manage the N4 migration in just a matter of hours.
As part of the migration, CSCT has already integrated its existing vehicle booking solution with N4 and will be moving towards fully automated gate and rail operations, all integrated with N4, later in 2020.