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Navis Completes Automation of Five Continents International Container Terminal’s Yard Crane Fleet at Tianjin Port

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a part of Cargotec
and provider of operational technologies and services
that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading
organizations across the shipping supply chain, announced that following
an extensive automation project, Five Continents International Container
Terminal (FICT) has successfully automated its 31 rail mounted gantry
(ARMG) cranes, which are now live on N4 and operational at Tianjin Port.

Located in the Port of Tianjin, the 10th busiest port in the
world and the largest port in Northern China, FICT was designed with an
initial capacity of 1.5 million TEU. With the rise of megaships, and the
increasing volume of cargo that accompanies them, the terminal is now
operating at its maximum capacity and often well beyond it. In order to
increase the capacity and efficiency of the terminal, FICT launched a
project to modernize its yard – automating its fleet of 31 manually
operated rail-mounted stacking cranes.

“Sitting in one of the busiest ports in the world, FICT handles an
extraordinary volume of cargo and we quickly realized the value that
modernizing our yard operations would bring to our customers, processing
their containers in the most timely and efficient manner possible,” said
Song Tianwei, General Manager at FICT. “With the help of leading
software and equipment providers, we completed the automation process in
record time and expect to see significant gains in efficiency, which in
turn will open up our capacity and allow us to serve more customers.”

The equipment retrofitting process was completed in record time and all
31 automated cranes went live in production as of April 30, 2019. Navis’
N4 software serves as the brain directing the crane operations,
optimizing the sequence of work orders. Among the critical tasks managed
by N4 are yard planning, vessel planning, ARMG scheduling and
dispatching and prime mover/tractor-trailer scheduling and dispatching.
Following the upgrade to the equipment and software, the cranes at FICT
now deliver a consistent performance of 30 moves per hour, increasing
the terminal’s overall capacity by more than 10 percent.

“FICT is among the early adopters of technological innovation –
converting its manual operations to semi-automated by retrofitting its
rail mounted cranes,” said Mark Welles, Vice President and General
Manager Asia Pacific, Navis. “Today’s modern terminals must operate at
peak productivity and efficiency on a consistent basis. FICT identified
an area for improvement and with N4 Expert Decking and Primeroute, we
have optimized the stowage of containers in the yard and matched
productivity with the increased capacity.”

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About Navis, LLC

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 organizations across the shipping supply chain.
Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and
world-class services to enable our container terminals and carriers
alike to streamline their ocean supply chains and better collaborate
together, transforming how goods are efficiently delivered. Whether
tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or
managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution,
Navis provides a comprehensive set of solutions to optimize terminal
performance, vessel performance and cloud-based collaboration that
drives transparency, efficiency and profitability to a network of ocean
carriers and terminal operators.

About Cargotec Corporation

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki:CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better
everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services.
Cargotec’s business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in
their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on
roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer
value. Cargotec’s sales in 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion
and it employs around 12,000 people.