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August 2013

APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico

A new long term assignment has started for DSP, now involved in the implementation of the Navis SN4 TOS System for the semi-automated Greenfield APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas - Terminal Especializada de Contenedores II Project (TECII) Mexico. The facility will be developed in three stages; Phase I with an annual throughput capacity of 1.2 million TEUs is expected to begin operations by the first quarter of 2015. At full build-out TEC2 will provide shipping companies with 1,485 meters of berth, 16 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes capable of handling Ultra Large Container Ships of 15,000 TEU capacity and above, and an annual throughput capacity of 4.1 million TEUs.


July 2013

APMT Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam

DSP has been involved in the implementation of Navis SN4 at the new fully-automated terminal APMT Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam. With a quay depth of 20 meters and the highest deep sea cranes in the world, this terminal will soon be open for the arrival of the latest generation of 18,000-TEU container ships. The first phase of the terminal covers 86 hectares and has a capacity of 2.7 million TEUs annual throughput capacity. APM MVII will use Automated Guided Vehicles AGV, the innovative Lift AGV, Automated Stacking Cranes ASC, semi automated ARMGs and quay cranes operated entirely by remote control.


7-10 October 2013

18th EuroMed NUG

The 18th EuroMed Navis User Group will be held in Gioia Tauro (7th-10th October 2010), home of MCT Medcenter Container Terminal (CSI).

The NUG aims to collectively share knowledge and experience to improve terminal processes and the use of Navis' products. It also aims at keeping Navis the market leader, and to meet and provide for the European NUG business needs.

Link: NUG LinkedIn Group

April 2013

The Port of tomorrow is now

Efficiency, saving cost and optimization in the Italian and intermodal ports

DSP Data and System Planning, Motorola Solutions and Id Solutions Group - in collaboration with La Spezia Container Terminal (Contship Italia Group)-invites you to attend the conference reserved for managers ,logistics and ICT leaders operating in ports and intermodal reality of any dimension. Thanks to the most innovative systems for traceability in the great outdoors and new technology for the automatic identification of goods also small companies have the opportunity to ride the technological wave that is rapidly changing scenario of global logistics.


March 2013

DSP will implement Navis SPARCS N4 at the Five Contship Italia Terminals

Oakland, CA—March 12, 2013— Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, today announced that Contship Italia Group (CSI) group will implement Navis SPARCS N4 at its five terminals. Contship Italia Group, part of Eurokai, is the largest Italian terminal operator, handling more than 5.1 million TEUs in the Mediterranean region in 2012. DSP, Data and System Planning, a Navis Implementation Partner and IT services provider for ports and terminals, will lead the five terminal Navis SPARCS N4 implementation project.

By 2016, Contship Italia Group terminals will be using the industry’s most advanced terminal operating system (TOS), SPARCS N4, to drive increased optimization and efficiency with data analytics at the five terminals that make up Contship Italia Group: Cagliari International Container Terminal, La Spezia Container Terminal, Terminal Container Ravenna, Eurogate Tangier and Medcenter Container Terminal.

“Because of the long and successful partnership with Navis since 1998, Contship Italia Group has decided to move to SPARCS N4,” said Marco Simonetti, Vice President Maritime Terminals, Contship Italia Group. “This partnership has allowed our terminals to continuously improve and overcome the challenges associated with new giant tonnage. With the expertise of our people and the professional support of DSP, we will be able to meet the most challenging targets in yard utilization, resource optimization and process control with SPARCS N4.” Simonetti continued, “We’ll remain one step ahead of our competitors and stand ready to support our clients’ needs. For Contship Italia Group, SPARCS N4 represents the future of technology combined with the proven and successful business process design achieved previously with SPARCS 3.7.”

Founded in 1986 to infuse the use of technology in the container shipping industry, DSP has served as an official Navis implementation partner since 2009. DSP has helped terminals around the world to successfully install, run and maintain the SPARCS N4 TOS and SPARCS Advanced Application modules, including Prime Route, Expert Decking and Autostow. As part of the agreement, DSP will migrate Medcenter Container Terminal from Cosmos to SPARCS N4, as well as upgrade the four remaining Contship Italia Group sites from SPARCS 3.7 and in-house legacy systems.  DSP will also provide all training, configuration, migration, project management, go-live assistance and other value-added services for Contship Italia Group.

“We consider ourselves to be a true extension of  Navis’ expert services team and approach implementation projects as if we worked at the terminal ourselves,” said Marco Fehmer, General Manager, DSP. “Our extensive training with Navis has enabled us to consistently complete SPARCS N4 implementations that are on time and within budget. We look forward to working together at Contship Italia Group.”

“As a growing number of terminals move to SPARCS N4, our implementation partners will be essential in helping us to deliver the same levels of service and support that we provide to customers on-site,” said Bill Walsh, president and CEO, Navis. “DSP’s deep TOS implementation experience, combined with its extensive Navis training and product certifications, make it an ideal partner to carry out the Contship Italia Group multi-site migration and upgrade project.” 

Navis’ Implementation Partner program allows organizations such as DSP to develop the product knowledge and implementation skills required to deploy SPARCS N4. “Our partners offer our customers viable options and alternatives when they look for qualified support in implementing SPARCS N4,” said Mike Medcalfe, Vice President, Global Services.

SPARCS N4 is Navis’ latest generation TOS, allowing customers the flexibility and scalability needed to run their operations - from a single terminal to multiple terminals spanning numerous geographic locations managed from one central location.


About Navis, LLC

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. 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 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 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.

About Contship Italia Group

Contship Italia Group through its investments in the ports of La Spezia, Gioia Tauro, Cagliari, Ravenna, Salerno and Tangier, “ticks all the boxes”: deep water, ideally located transshipment locations and the optimum gateways to access multiple markets. Since its early days in 1969, Contship has developed a supply chain excellence adding to ports the largest Italian network of intermodal services provided by Sogemar. Recently Contship further improved the international South – North corridors with Hannibal, a company linking the main Italian ports with the most relevant industrial areas in Europe. Furthermore on January 2012 Contship launched Oceanogate Italia, its own rail traction company. The Group, led by Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello, supports sustainable development promoting effective energy saving programs and Co2 emissions reduction projects

About DSP

DSP Data and System Planning, founded in 1986, is NAVIS implementation partner since 2007 with a certified team of engineers coming from operational experience in container terminals. DSP partnership with NAVIS focuses on SPARCS N4 and SPARCS Advanced Application (Prime Route, Expert Decking, Autostow) implementations including project management, configuration, training, go live and post go live assistance. DSP provides worldwide IT solutions and business operation consultancy taking advantage of its specialized and proven know-how in informatics technologies applied to shipping industry, port and terminal management, intermodal transportation.  The tight link with the Southern Switzerland University of Applied Science (SUPSI), the partnership with ISL Application (Germany) and the cooperation with hardware, radio data terminal and Wi-Fi integrators gives the opportunity to DSP provide a complete turnkey IT solution for container terminals and port operators.

Link: Link to Navis Web site

Febrauray 2013

DSP has been involved in the new TOS Navis Sparcs N4 implementation project at GMP Grand Port Maritime du Havre, Le Havre (FR) providing data migration service from Cosmos to Sparcs N4 and SN4 training.
Link: Port of Le Havre