COSCO Shipping Ports, Navis Join to Launch Center of Excellence
The terminal operating systems (TOS) provider announced a new partnership with COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSP), creating a joint Center of Excellence (CoE).
Navis is a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain.
Launched in September 2018, the center will deliver dedicated Navis and CSP resources for N4 implementation projects across COSCO Shipping Ports’ portfolio of assets and support ongoing optimization excellence.
The Center of Excellence model is a long-term engagement between the two parties aimed at enabling CSP to implement the projects themselves, shortening the timeline to deliver services through dedicated, onsite and remote resources.
Over time, the CoE will transfer tasks currently executed onsite in projects to be performed remote, including, base configuration, test support, automated testing, code extensions etc.
This announcement is the latest development to come out of Navis’ longstanding relationship with CSP. Earlier this year, CSP entered into a subscription agreement with Navis to implement N4 across its network – currently comprised on 269 berths at 38 ports worldwide, of which 179 are for containers. The CoE is organized to deliver several projects, regardless of terminal type (greenfield, semi-automated, automated), in parallel as CSP facilities migrate to N4.
“Joining forces with COSCO Shipping Ports is the latest in a string of strategic partnerships for Navis with innovative terminals committed to cutting-edge technology and is a logical next step stemming from our subscription agreement earlier this year,” said Bruce Jacquemard, Chief Customer Officer of Navis.
“As CSP works to bring its full network of terminals onboard N4, our dedicated teams, both at the CoE and regional level, will be there every step of the way to ensure smooth transitions and substantially improve implementation timelines. CSPs customers will now have access to a global team of Navis experts, dedicated to helping them get the most out of our software to achieve operational excellence,” Bruce added.