CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE 16 MARCH 2012 AT 11:10 AM (EET)
London Gateway Port Limited has selected Navis, part of Cargotec, terminal operating system (TOS) for UK's automated deep-sea container port London Gateway. Late last year, Cargotec was chosen as the preferred partner to supply 40 Kalmar automatic stacking cranes with related technology and 28 Kalmar shuttle carriers to London Gateway. This project is the first joint Navis-Cargotec deployment of software with automated container handling equipment.
London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore said, "We will ensure London Gateway sets world class standards of productivity and customer service. Central to achieving this goal is the ability to move, track and store containers efficiently, which our partners Cargotec and Navis will help us accomplish."
"We are pleased with London Gateway's decision to choose us as their partner in this large and very important terminal project," said Bill Walsh, Navis, President and CEO. "As our first joint Navis and Cargotec deployment of software with automated cargo handling equipment, we look forward to providing London Gateway with a solution and partnership that will result in a modern and efficient terminal."
Navis SPARCS N4 is the industry's most advanced terminal operating system that will be used to run automated processes at its gate, in the container yard and at the rail terminal with its automated container handling equipment. In addition, SPARCS N4 will manage the transfer of containers to and from the adjacent logistics park. The anticipated Navis deployment at London Gateway is Q4 2013.
For further information please contact:
Andy Barrons, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Navis, tel: +1 510 267 5148
Anne Westersund, Vice President Communications and Marketing, Cargotec, tel: + 358 20 777 4460
Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.1 billion in 2011 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com