Terminal Graneles del Norte (TGN) chooses Navis TOS for its new site to improve the productivity, safety and sustainability of its bulk cargo operations
OAKLAND, Calif., March 16, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navis, the provider of technologies and operational services that improve the performance and efficiency of leading organizations throughout the global freight supply chain, announced that Terminal Graneles del Norte ( TGN) will implement the N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) at its greenfield site, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2023. The selection of industry-leading Navis TOS is part of TGN’s efforts to become the first semi-automated and multimodal bulk cargo handling terminal.
TGN, a subsidiary of the port operator Puerto Angamos, is located in the bay of Mejillones, in the heart of Chile’s mining region and close to the most important copper district in the world. Built with the specific purpose of meeting the needs of mining and energy producers, the terminal aims to become a strategic partner for the mining and electrical industry, through the safe and efficient handling of their products. With its rapid access by rail and truck – which connects the port to the main mines of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, without having to cross populated areas – the terminal is well positioned to become the natural gateway to the Pacific in South America.
The terminal chose N4 to help redefine the way bulk cargo is handled around the world. With a focus on bulk freight operations, largely transporting copper concentrate from Chile, TGN has the capacity to handle up to 4.0 million tonnes of copper per year. Using rotainers – an innovative rotating container technology – and rotary spreaders, which are increasingly common for moving bulk materials, TGN engaged Navis for its automation capabilities. N4 will act as the brains of the terminal by integrating and enhancing existing technologies as well as connecting to the gate for receiving cargo, providing advice on loading sequences, stowage and grounding scenarios , directing the storage crane business and more. With the addition of N4, TGN will significantly increase productivity and storage capacity by stacking cargo in fully sealed containers versus massive stacks of raw materials in the yard. This will not only revolutionize the way bulk materials are stored/transported, but will allow TGN to reduce particulate emissions and ensure safer and more environmentally friendly operations.
“Ports that handle bulk materials face critical ship-to-shore transfer issues, which are often much more complex than those involving the loading or unloading of general cargo or containers,” said Kim Kuesel, general manager. for the Americas, Navis. “With most dry bulk cargo prone to spills and dust pollution, there are not just operational challenges, but environmental factors that need to be considered. TGN is looking beyond how which it has always been done and takes an innovative approach that will truly mark a “before and after” for the way bulk cargo is handled around the world Automation will play a vital role as the terminal continues to work towards more efficient and resourceful operations and we are delighted to be on the ground floor, offering streamlined and efficient solutions to meet all their needs.”
“TGN will be the first terminal in the world with a revolutionary operation for bulk cargo, using automation, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, with a focus on efficiency as well as sustainability,” said Bernardo. Sedini, terminal manager for Terminal Graneles del Norte. “We are pleased to partner with companies like Navis who have proven time and time again to alleviate the automation implementation challenges that many endpoints face and will enable us to improve operational decision making for get ahead of the market.”
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Navis is a provider of operational technologies and services that improve the performance and efficiency of leading global organizations across the freight supply chain, making global commerce smarter, safer and more sustainable for everyone. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services, to enable our customers, regardless of cargo type, to maximize performance and reduce risk. Through its holistic approach to operational optimization, Navis customers benefit from improved visibility, speed and measurable business results. Whether tracking cargo through a terminal, improving vessel safety and cargo capacity, optimizing rail network planning and asset utilization, automating equipment operations or manage multiple terminals through one integrated and centralized solution, Navis helps all customers streamline their operations. www.navis.com.
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