Deep Water Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk to implement Navis SPARCS N4
7-th June 2011
Navis SPARCS N4 to support DCT’s rapid terminal expansion and revolution of Baltic shipping market
Gdansk, Poland and Oakland, CA USA— June 7, 2011 —Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals and DCT Gdansk, SA, today announced that Deep Water Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk in Poland is implementing Navis SPARCS N4. The terminal operating system (TOS), scheduled to go live in the fourth quarter of 2011, will allow DCT Gdansk to support rapid terminal development plans, including increasing container volumes to one million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2012, and meeting international standards for terminal operations.
As the newest and fastest growing terminal in Poland and the Baltic Sea, DCT Gdansk will utilize the new TOS to manage rapid growth after revolutionizing the Baltic shipping market with the first regular deep-sea calls into the Baltic Sea in early 2010, recently upgraded to E-class vessels. Moving more than 450,000 TEUs in 2010, the terminal plans to increase this to 1.4 million TEUs by 2015 and has potential for up to four million TEUs with future planned development phases. SPARCS N4 will allow DCT Gdansk to support key planning and equipment control operations with increased throughput and multiple vessel berthing as its business environment and requirements evolve.
“We chose Navis because of its proven track record providing reliable and innovative solutions to world class terminals, and our continued plans for rapid expansion and resulting evolution of the Baltic shipping market require that expertise,” said Boris Wenzel, CEO at DCT Gdansk. “The easy configuration and scalability of SPARCS N4 supports our efforts to increase efficiencies, optimize processes and manage costs as we bring Polish terminal operations to the best worldwide standards.”
Navis SPARCS N4 is the next generation terminal operating system, offering the lowest possible total cost of ownership in a maintainable and adaptable solution. SPARCS N4 provides a platform for DCT Gdansk to manage their expected development.
“We are pleased to provide a solution that is able to grow with DCT Gdansk’s operations,” said Bill Walsh, president and CEO of Navis, LLC. “DCT Gdansk is an obvious leader in the region providing their customers with highly efficient operations. Navis SPARCS N4 will play an integral part of DCT Gdansk operations as they grow. We have created an advanced, innovative and flexible technology that allows our customers to optimize operations as their business needs change.”