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Malta Freeport invests in automation systems

Navis has announced that Malta Freeport Terminals (MFT) upgraded to its Terminal Operating System (TOS) N4 3.7 with 100% remote assistance from Navis.

Despite Covid-19 challenges, MFT was determined to proceed with its business plan and achieve its set goals amidst the pandemic and leveraged remote support from Navis to stick to their timeline, according to an announcement.

Located at the centre of the Mediterranean, MFT is one of the busiest container terminals in Europe, handling a trade volume of nearly 3 million TEU annually.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, MFT initiated an upgrade project with Navis to implement the latest equipment control and RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) optimisation solutions to help move the terminal towards semi-automation operations through N4 3.7. The remote upgrade was successfully completed on 1 May 2020, which was right on schedule.

“Ahead of the remote go-live, our team completed a risk assessment to mitigate any potential issues that could arise, and along with the Navis team, determined it was the right course of action to move forward,” said Jesmond Baldacchino, Head of IT at Malta Freeport Terminals.

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