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COSCO Shipping Ports opens Center of Excellence with Navis

COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSP) has announced a new partnership with Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, which will see the companies jointly run a new Center of Excellence (CoE) to support implementation projects of Navis systems across CSP’s portfolio of assets, as well as ongoing optimisation of CSP’s infrastructure.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The centre will deliver dedicated Navis and CSP resources for N4 terminal operating system (TOS) roll-outs to allow CSP to implement the projects itself, shortening the timeline to deliver services through dedicated onsite and remote resources.

Over time, the CoE is expected to transfer tasks currently executed onsite in projects to remote operations, including base configuration, test support, automated testing, and code extensions.

N4 will be deployed as the sole standard TOS across the CSP portfolio, allowing the companies to  automate business process testing of software releases against CSP requirements. The CoE will create a CSP standard delivery methodology to support this, with training based on Navis STACK Academy programmes and using a CSP curriculum and certification used to build up a team of experts within CSP.

The partners say that the centre will also explore the use of a multi-facility setup, for small terminals without on-premise hardware.

“Our partnership with Navis and the CoE is critical for the multi-facility setup of N4 that is already underway – providing one central solution for all terminals within our corporate infrastructure,” said Zhang Wei, vice chairman and managing director of COSCO Shipping Ports.

“With Navis’ help, we’ll create a standardised delivery method based on their years of experience as the leading TOS in the market and key takeaways from the hundreds of N4 implementations that they have successfully executed.”

“With a scalable and repeatable approach, global experience backing the CoE and supplemental regional teams, CSP is well positioned to bring N4 live across our network and improve overall operational efficiency.”{/mprestriction}

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