Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world's leading terminal operators, today announced that Termont Montréal Inc., a longstanding terminal operator at the Port of Montréal, has gone live with Navis' N4 release 2.6 terminal operating system (TOS). The implementation of the new TOS is part of a project to expand terminal productivity and improve efficiency.
The N4 TOS was implemented at both the Maisonneuve and Viau terminals. Termont has been operating at the Maisonneuve terminal for over 25 years and, in March 2015, signed a long-term lease agreement with the Montréal Port Authority to manage its new Viau terminal, where it is planning to invest approximately $42 million in new equipment and operating systems. This includes hardware and software functions to address the automation requirements being embraced by the industry as a whole.
"Termont is currently expanding its operations to efficiently handle well over one million TEUs of container traffic and accommodate customer growth," said Julien Dubreuil, General Manager of Termont Montréal Inc. "Our project team worked closely with Navis to optimize our terminal operating system and support our increased automation requirements. We have been working on these upgrades for about a year and are proud that the implementation has been delivered on budget."
Termont currently handles more than 500,000 TEUs annually using STS cranes, RTGs, and front-end loaders. Termont is ramping up its operations at the Viau terminal to increase its annual volumes. Termont has completed the upgrade from the previous TOS, which utilized Navis SPARCS alongside a system built in-house.
"Navis is excited to partner with Termont to optimize terminal operations during this high-growth period for the Port of Montréal," said Chuck Schneider, VP and General Manager Americas with Navis. "The TOS is vital to the management and development of terminal productivity, and Navis plans to continue working closely with Termont during its expansion."