Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, announced that DP World Jeddah has upgraded from Navis SPARCS to N4 3.5 terminal operating system (TOS) according to the Maritime Professional.
The implementation of the updated TOS is a move by the terminal to leverage the latest technology to meet continuous customer service demands and address the need for increasing operational support as incoming cargo volume rises.
DP World operates the South Container Terminal (SCT) at Jeddah Islamic Port, a crucial link in the world’s busiest East-West trade routes through the Red Sea and catering to a rich domestic cargo base.
The port is the main import destination for Saudi Arabia, handling 59 percent of its imports by sea and serving its main commercial centers. To date, the terminal is handling more than 1.3 million TEU and with future growth in mind, has implemented N4 to ensure an advanced and stable system is in place to help address the full spectrum of customer needs.
Since 1999 when it was awarded a 20-year concession agreement for the development and operation of Jeddah Islamic Port SCT, DP World has invested considerable resources to modernize the terminal to handle the new generation of mega containerships.
In line with this mission, the company has made investments in the latest computerized systems along with training facilities for the continuous development of its employees in order to maintain its high quality standards.