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Navis User Group Conference hosted by EUROGATE Tanger

Tangier, 21 September 2011 +++ Host of this year’s Navis User Group Conference is EUROGATE Tanger. From 27 to 29 September 2011, the 16th European and Mediterranean Navis User Group Conference will take place at the Hotel Andalucia in Tangier, Morocco. The annual meeting brings together the most important container terminal representatives of the European and Mediterranean region, who are using the terminal operation system solution provided by Navis, a US-based company and part of the Cargotec Group.

The Work Group, this year counting over 50 participants from more than 20 European and Mediterranean terminals, will exchange ideas and experiences on Navis products, identifying potential improvements and future developments for the benefit of the container terminal operations and management.

The most innovative projects in container terminal operations will be analysed and discussed through presentation of concrete case studies, such as the new gate automation project initiated at DPW Antwerp and the real time location system of internal trucks carried out at EUROGATE Tanger.

 “I’m really proud”, says Marco Mignogna, CEO of EUROGATE Tanger, “to have the opportunity to host this conference which, looking at the participants and the topics, I am sure will outline the future developments of container terminal management. I have to highlight that such a conference also represents a good opportunity to establish a closer relationship between the European and Mediterranean ports in general”.

“I’m so excited to be the Chairman of this 16th edition of the European and Mediterranean Navis User Group Conference”, comments Marco Fehmer, General Manager of DSP Data and System Planning. “When we began this adventure, ten years ago, there were only a few of us, and today we are more than fifty. A goal achieved thanks to the extraordinary commitment of several colleagues and friends that, year after year, have believed in this initiative.”

Eight out of the total nine container terminals of the EUROGATE/Contship Italia network will send representatives to Tangier. For the first time, the conference sees the participation of the youngest member of the familiy, the EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven, which will start operation in August 2012. EUROGATE has decided to implement the latest release of the Navis terminal operation system solution in Wilhelmshaven, too.


About EUROGATE Tanger:

EUROGATE Tanger is situated in a free trade zone 35 km to the east of Tanger, only 14 km away from the Spanish mainland. This area is to be developed into a logistics centre to act as a gateway between Africa and Europe. The Port of Tanger is geostrategically well-positioned to be an ideal transhipment hub for the Western Mediterranean and an intersection for all East-West and and North-South trades, as well as to turn EUROGATE Tanger into Africa‘s gateway to the world. In 2010, EUROGATE Tanger had a growth rate of 56.3 per cent, handling 680,795 TEUs. More information: www.eurogate-tanger.com.


About DSP Data System Planning:

Data and System Planning, s.a., was founded in 1986 in Lugano (Switzerland) by Angelo Ravano the founder of Contship Group.
DSP provides worldwide IT and operational consultancy services taking advantage of its specialized and proven know-how in the shipping industry, port management and intermodal transportation, to support information systems deployment and management to terminal operators, port community, forwarders and shipping lines.
In 2010 DSP has been certified and awarded by NAVIS as first implementation partner on SPARCS N4 and SPARCS 3.7


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