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Port completes multi-million upgrade

Friday 4 January 2013 5:00

PD Ports installs new system as platform for growth

PD Ports has installed a new terminal operating system at Teesport completing a £16.7m upgrade of its container terminal facilities.

The new system was built by Navis, a software development company specialising in terminal operating systems.

Frans Calje, PD Ports’ managing director unitised, said: “As with any new system, which alters the way we operate, identifying and applying the Navis technology was not without its challenges. The collaboration of the project team, as well as those using the system on a daily basis, has produced a successful result so far with the system now fully operational at the terminal.

The new terminal operating system signifies a fundamental change in how we do business at Teesport and enables us to give improved service to customers whilst allowing us to better plan and coordinate our container activities.

This is a world leading platform and will facilitate growth in our container business at Teesport for many years to come.

Our portcentric operations will benefit from the new system due to the ability to plan further ahead and offer greater visibility for our customers.”