PD Ports recently played host to over 50 representatives from ports all over Europe for the 20th annual European Navis User Group (NUG).
The conference brought together users of Navis software, a container terminal operating system, to collectively share knowledge and experience to improve port terminal processes. The event was sponsored by the Seaport Group, an association of independent consulting companies providing port consulting, and TBA, a global simulation consultant and equipment control software supplier.
The three-day event, held at Rockcliffe Hall in Darlington, saw presentations from the key sponsors as well as group discussions surrounding the use of Navis' products, how it can continue to meet the European NUG business needs and ideas for overcoming operational challenges.
Representatives from Navis were in attendance to provide an update on changes to the system and discuss items related to customer support. Users were able to have candid and objective discussions with Navis on several issues with the goal of innovating and enabling efficiency for its customers. A tour of Teesport was also provided for attendees to see how the terminal operating system worked at the 3rd largest port in the UK.
Frans Caljé, PD Ports' Managing Director - Unitised & Portcentric Logistics, commented: "Over the past five years, we've invested over £60m in developing, upgrading and enhancing capacity to meet the growing demands of our customers. Teesport's award-winning terminal operating system, created by Navis, is a key element in our continued growth. The improved functionality which the system provides us will help achieve our aim to position the Port as the northern gateway for containerised goods destined for the North of the UK.
"Supporting and attending these conferences is important for PD Ports as they bring together like-minded people who use the terminal operating system in ports across Europe to share best practice. We were given a chance by Navis to discuss any issues we have in order to find resolutions and improve the system for all current and future users."
PD Ports implemented the UK's first cross-platform terminal operating system at Teesport.