Navis, ZPMC, Microsoft China and Moffatt & Nichol to Explore Potential Business Opportunities, Turnkey Solution for Automation

16-Nov-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 4:54 AM Print This Post

Team Brings Together Leading Software, Equipment and Service
Providers to Ease Complexity and Drive Performance & Optimization of
Automated Projects in the Ocean Supply Chain

SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#oceanshippingNavis,
a part of Cargotec
, and the provider of operational technologies and
services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s
leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, together with
Microsoft China, the technology partner of ZPMC, terminal equipment
manufacturer ZPMC
and global infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt
& Nichol
, today announced the formation of a joint taskforce to
explore opportunities and turnkey automation solutions. Bringing
together industry-leading software, equipment and services, the
non-exclusive team aims to deliver a single, integrated solution to
initiate future terminal automation projects, as well as optimize and/or
automate existing terminal infrastructures and systems, providing faster
pathways to improved productivity, safety and sustainability as a result.

The taskforce members gathered on November 7 at ZPMC’s Smart Terminal
Solutions Forum in Shanghai to outline the approach.

With the global automated container terminal market expected to grow 25
percent by 2021 (according
to research from Technavio
), there is a significant need to support
terminals as they work to achieve excellence in various phases of
automation. The exploratory taskforce provides best-of-breed elements to
a solution which would comprehensively address the industry’s most
complex automation readiness and optimization problems cost effectively,
and with minimal risk. Customers could benefit from the collaboration of
the following:

  • Navis: With the world’s leading market share of terminal
    operating solutions, customers have access to a range of Navis
    solutions and services, including the N4 terminal system and the XVELA
    cloud-based collaboration platform for terminal operators and ocean
  • ZPMC: Serving as the general integrator, ZPMC provides turnkey
    solutions that span planning, simulation, equipment, logistics,
    warehousing, software, system commissioning, operation and maintenance.
  • Microsoft: With the world leading technology in cloud
    computing, IoT, AI and big data, leveraging Navis and Moffatt &
    Nichol’s solutions and services, Microsoft China is helping ZPMC
    provide intelligent solutions for port customers, and facilitating
    ZPMC’s strategic transformation into a provider of digital port
  • Moffatt & Nichol: With more than 650 employees in 36
    offices in 7 countries, Moffatt & Nichol is a global infrastructure
    advisory firm, offering services that include automated container
    terminal planning and simulation. As a member of the joint exploratory
    team, the company will provide strategic, integrated planning and
    design solutions for customers.

Executive Quotes:

“The joint taskforce consisting of members from Navis, ZPMC, Microsoft
China, and Moffatt Nichol has the potential to further extend Navis’
footprint and involvement in a majority of the world’s automated
projects, including sites that are just getting started, as well as
those like QQCTN on the cutting edge of terminal innovation. While much
has been achieved to date, our experience tells us that the collective
industry as a whole still faces challenges ahead in order to achieve the
full potential offered by automation,” said Mark Welles, VP and General
Manager, Asia Pacific, of Navis. “We are proud to join the team,
standing united with other top leaders in the field to provide smart
solutions for our customers, and at the same time, reinforce our
commitment to PartnerShipping for Performance as a member of the greater
ocean supply chain.”

“Partnering with joint taskforce members, supported by the China
Communications Construction Company which has abundant terminal
construction experience, as well as investment and financing platforms
and the “Belt and Road Initiative”, ZPMC, as the provider of Smart
Terminal One-stop Solution, will help more operators achieve
automation”, said Zhang Jian, VP of ZPMC. “On this basis, we will
promote the intelligent development of the whole industry together.”

“Enterprises around the world, across various industries, especially
traditional industries like manufacturing and shipping, are facing both
opportunities and challenges brought by digital transformation that are
powered by technological advancements in IoT, big data, cloud computing,
and artificial intelligence,” said Yen Tseng, General Manager of
Microsoft China Enterprise & Partner Group in Greater China Region. “As
a leading technology provider, Microsoft is cooperating with leading
partners in bringing the best-in-class technologies, platforms and
services to further accelerate customers’ digital transformation. We are
proud to join the team as a testimony of our mutual cooperation.”

“In combination with our other team members, Moffatt & Nichol, as a
leader in master planning, designing, and integrating automated
container terminals, looks forward to providing clients with all of the
key pieces to successfully deliver a state-of-the-art automated
container terminal,” said Ashebir Jacob, Vice President, Moffatt &
Nichol. “With Navis, ZPMC, and Microsoft, we bring together automated
terminal solutions as leaders in the industry.”

About Navis, LLC

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is a provider of operational
technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency
for the world’s leading terminal operators and ocean carriers. Navis
combines industry best practices with innovative technology and
world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and
reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment
operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated,
centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational
optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and
measurable business results.

About Cargotec Corporation

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) is a leading provider of cargo and
load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in
intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec’s sales in 2016 totaled
approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.

About Moffatt & Nichol

Moffatt & Nichol is a global infrastructure advisory firm of
approximately 650 employees in 36 offices and 7 countries. We provide
practical solutions to clients in the marine terminal, transportation,
energy, environmental, federal, and urban development markets around the
world. We are a multidiscipline professional services firm with
specialized expertise in structural, coastal, and civil engineering;
environmental sciences; economics analysis; inspection & rehabilitation;
and program management solutions.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and
productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its
mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet
to achieve more. Microsoft China is the wholly owned subsidiary of
Microsoft in China.

About ZPMC

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) is a famous heavy-duty
equipment manufacturer, and a part of China Communication Construction
Co., Ltd. (CCCC), which is one of top 500 companies in the world. As the
top crane supplier for 19 consecutive years, ZPMC’s products are
exported to 99 countries and regions, more than 300 terminals. ZPMC has
participated in more than 70% of global automated terminal project. We
are committed to providing full life cycle service and comprehensive
terminal one-stop solution for customers.


Navis, LLC
Derek Kober, +1 510-267-5564
[email protected]
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