Navis Recognizes Excellence in the Industry Through the 2019 Inspire Awards

Winning organizations being honored include Qingdao New Qianwan
Container Terminal, Zeaborn Ship Management, Terminal Pacifico Sur
Valparaiso, Tianjin Port, Seaboard Marine and ICTSI South Pacific, along
with outstanding individuals in the industry

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, today announced the
winners of the Inspire Awards at Navis
World 2019

The Inspire Awards honor Navis and XVELA terminal operators, ocean
carriers and vessel owners that demonstrate distinction, a commitment to
excellence and innovation at their facilities in six categories. There
are two categories new to the awards this year, the Learning and
Development Award and the Individual Achievement Award. The Learning and
Development Award recognizes organizations that have gone above and
beyond to develop their workforce and manage change in their
organizations to stay ahead and the Individual Achievement Award is
given to pioneers who have made a significant contribution in their
company to drive the industry forward.

“Our customers are constantly innovating and developing their workforce
to remain competitive,” said Andy Barrons, Chief Strategy Officer at
Navis. “We are proud to partner with the leading terminals, ocean
carriers and other organizations around the globe who offer their
customers best-in-class products and services and we are glad we can
recognize their work and impact to the industry through the Inspire

Navis unveiled this year’s winners during the Inspire Awards luncheon
held during Navis World 2019. Awards of Excellence and Awards of
Recognition were presented to those with the highest scores in each
category. Winners were selected through a combination of peer voting on
the Navis
Collaboration Center
(NCC) and final evaluation by a judging panel.
The 2019 Inspire Awards winners include:

Terminal Operations Optimization

  • Award of Excellence: Terminal Pacifico Sur Valparaiso has
    utilized Navis Expert Decking and Prime Route applications to maintain
    service levels while optimizing yard planning to accommodate
    increasing number of containers. Year-over-year gate moves per hour
    increased from 81.5 to 93.8.
  • Award of Recognition: Tianjin Port Information Technology
    Development Co. completed the fastest recorded N4 implementation with
    its consolidation of six terminals to a singular TOS. With an annual
    throughput of 15 million TEU, it is now the largest single N4 terminal

Vessel Performance and Capacity Optimization

  • Award of Excellence: Zeaborn Ship Management was one of the
    first users to apply Bluetracker One with a strategic focus on
    monitoring vessel performance, tracking emission compliance and
    maintaining fleet-wide data standards. Enabling BTO has allowed ZSM to
    significantly improve data management and visibility of operational
    vessel performance and reporting.
  • Award of Recognition: Seaspan Ship Management Limited,
    committed to ensuring the safety of crews, cargo and the environment
    through highly optimized vessels, launched its Seaspan Action on
    Vessel Energy Reduction (SAVER) initiative. Seaspan guided the
    construction of 25 SAVER 10,000 and 15 SAVER 14,000 TEU vessels,
    paying close attention to the quality and optimization of the vessel
    as a whole.


  • Award of Excellence: APM Terminals MedPort Tangier was built in
    2018, and from design and planning through execution, was up and
    running in record time with N4 as the core software at the terminal.
    With the help of Navis, the terminal responded to its first call a
    month ahead of the official go-live.
  • Award of Recognition: Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal
    Co. Ltd. launched automated operations in 2018 and by the end of the
    year had more than 1,100 vessel calls with 100% on-schedule rate. The
    terminal has also surpassed the productivity levels of manual
    terminals and is addressing long-standing industry challenges with
    technology innovations including AGV charging in operation, one-button
    anchoring systems, twist-lock handling robots, among others.

Customer and Community Impact

  • Award of Excellence: DP World Callao is committed to maximizing
    operational efficiency and providing a better customer experience with
    its Digital Port project, which minimizes customer participation in
    manual and physical processes. The project automated all of the manual
    processes (i.e. identification, appointments, approval, settlements
    and online payment, document management) through the implementation of
    integrated technology solutions and ultimately transformed the way of
    working in Callao Port.
  • Award of Recognition: Haifa Port implemented pre-advised
    messages for general cargo and used them as the basis for general
    cargo automation at the gate. This turned Haifa port completely
    paperless but the real success was convincing custom agents and Tally
    companies to abandon their paperwork and physical presence in the port
    and exchange them with pre-advised EDI messages. This is a true
    digital transformation, which took time to eliminate opposition of
    some of these stakeholders as the new procedure changed their way of
    doing business.
  • Award of Recognition: Porto Itapoa established a space to
    promote dialogue and negotiations for fishing compensation. The
    project has evolved to become a channel for communication and
    negotiation, where the community can propose solutions to solve local
    problems. Since its establishment, the project has added R$219,069 in
    investments applied directly to the development of projects proposed
    by the community.

Collaboration Across the Container Flow

  • Award of Excellence: Seaboard Marine implemented XVELA to
    maximize port stay operations as well as improve communication,
    efficiency, and transparency throughout the stowage planning and
    execution processes. Seaboard is utilizing XVELA’s integration with N4
    at ICTSI’s CGSA Terminal, their last call before passing through the
    Panama Canal. Capitalizing on this visibility into the terminal
    operations, Seaboard is able to streamline operational processes and
    reduce wasted time to increase efficiency.
  • Award of Recognition: Log-in Logistica, the first carrier in
    Latin America to go live with XVELA, is changing the conversation
    between carriers and terminals in the region and moving the industry
    toward the goal of ‘one call, one plan’ and one version of the truth.
    Log-In has also shown its commitment toward collaboration through its
    support in onboarding Tecon Rio Grande and Tecon Salvador as terminal
    partners for the purpose of collaborative stowage planning.

Learning and Development

  • Award of Excellence: ICTSI South Pacific accomplished a first
    for Papua New Guinea with the implementation of two modern operating
    terminals running on N4 (SPICT and MIT). This was a transformative
    initiative for the nation with modern import/export containerized
    logistics being a gateway for further national economic development.
  • Award of Recognition: DP World Prince Rupert completed phase
    two of its expansion and the go-live objective was to ramp up
    operations within 72 hours, to meet yearly average vessel productivity
    targets, daily rail train footage and truck turn times. With the help
    of Navis’ training services, the terminal exceeded project objectives
    and ramped up to meet its 72-hour goal.

Individual Achievement Award

  • COSCO Shipping Ports, Wei Zhang, Vice Chairman and Managing Director
  • ONE (Ocean Network Express), Takashi Kase, Senior Vice President
  • LBCT (Long Beach Container Terminal), Anthony Otto, President
  • Virginia International Terminals, Rich Ceci, Senior Vice President,
    Technology and Project

For more information about the Inspire Awards or to learn about Navis
World, visit

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 terminal operators and ocean carriers. Navis
combines industry best practices with innovative technology and
world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and
reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment
operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated,
centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational
optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and
measurable business results.

About Cargotec Corporation

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) is a leading provider of cargo and
load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in
intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec’s sales in 2016 totaled
approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.


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