The annual NAVIS Inspire Awards were presented yesterday in San Francisco, USA. This was a wonderful event for Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaiso, who received the “Award of Excellence” in the “Terminal Operations Optimization” category, surpassing four other nominations of terminals from China, New Zealand, Brazil and Turkey.
The award was presented at a gala attended by over 300 people, and the reasons for the jury’s decision were that TPS had implemented Expert Decking, Prime Route and defined new strategies for the peak season, which improved vessel productivity, reduced waiting times and reduced the number of container movements.
During the presentation, NAVIS emphasized that TPS “optimized yard planning to accommodate an increasing number of containers. Year-over-year, gate moves per hour increased from 81.5 to 93.8”. Mr. Oliver Weinreich, General Manager at TPS, said that “We are tremendously pleased with this award, which recognizes our achievements since we implemented the Navis platform in 2015, where all our employee’s commitment to make the port logistics chain in Valparaiso more efficient has been essential. So this award presented by the worldwide port industry itself motivates us to continue with even greater energy”.
NAVIS is the most widely used operating system in the world for highly efficient ports, and TPS was a pioneer in Chile in adopting this platform for its operations. It has achieved enormous progress in process improvements, since it optimizes the logistics and improves cargo distribution based on real time available space and timing.
Mr. Weinreich added that this award is the first of its kind for a port terminal in Chile, and is particularly relevant considering that “TPS has a high yard density compared to other ports in the world. Our density is 71,700 teus per hectare, while the global average is 24,700 teus per hectare”. The award was presented to TPS at the NAVIS World 2019 convention, and recognizes how the terminal has streamlined its operations to capture benefits in efficiency, productivity, environmental sustainability, safety and functionality.