Navis N4 3.7 live at Puerto Bolivar Terminal

Yliport has implemented N4 3.7 as part of its modernisation project at Puerto Bolivar in Ecuador.

Yilport secured a 50-year concession in 2016 to build a 2.6M TEU facility at Puerto Bolívar in five phases, with a total investment of US$750M. The company began container operations in April 2017, using two Gottwald mobile harbour cranes brought in from its Gebze terminal in Turkey.

Throughput at the terminal has now reached 150,000 TEU and 1M/t of break bulk cargo annually. Yilport continues to invest in the terminal and has recently ordered equipment including new STS and ERTG cranes from MES. On the software side, Yilport opted for Navis N4.

“With the help of their in-house and local implementation teams, YILPORT was able to successfully go-live with N4 at the end of October 2019,” Navis stated.

“Before we made steps toward applying automated services at Puerto Bolivar, we were using outdated systems for tracking and reporting our terminal operations thus, they were not being recorded in real-time,” said Orkun Cakir, TOS Deployment Manager at Yilport. “With the help of our diligent teams on-site we were able to implement N4 and supporting Navis features, to bring more value to our customers in the new year and beyond.”

“Along with N4 3.7, the Compass Visual Workflow Management Application, Crane Team User Interface, Expert Decking and Autostow will also be used at Yilport Puerto Bolivar to help meet their business goals and streamline service,” Navis added.

“We are always looking for ways we can help our customers improve their processes and digitize their offerings to keep a competitive edge in the industry,” said Chuck Schneider, Chief Customer Officer at Navis. “Data and analytics have become increasingly important for efficient decision making and we are thrilled to be working with Yilport Puerto Bolivar to help bring their terminal into their next phase.”


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