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Montreal Gateway Terminals Completes Successful Implementation of Navis Terminal Operating System

May 21, 2014

N4 System Optimizes Productivity, Provides for Efficiency Initiatives

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), the leading cargo container facility at the Port of Montreal, and Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, today announced the successful implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system at MGT. The new system will help MGT optimize terminal productivity and empower further enhancement of service delivery, reinforcing its position as a leader in the industry.

The implementation was a migration from Navis’ legacy software SPARCS and an internally developed data host system to N4, Navis’ latest generation terminal operating system. N4 allows customers to run their operations from a single terminal to multiple terminals spanning numerous geographic locations managed from one central location. By consolidating all systems on one platform, the move enables MGT to modernize its IT infrastructure, optimize terminal efficiency, and facilitate ongoing logistics innovations, while providing for an even safer and more secure environment.

Located in close proximity to strategic markets in the U.S. and Canada, MGT has an annual TEU capacity in excess of 1.8 MM and services all aspects of terminal operations, including ship, gate and rail operations. Because of its geographic position and industry leadership, MGT is a strategic gateway between North America, Europe, and the Mediterranean for container cargo.

“MGT’s migration to N4 demonstrates our focus on providing customers with the highest level of service. This is one of a series of technical and operational implementations in the planning or execution stages,” explained MGT CEO Michael Fratianni. “Thanks to Navis and a highly motivated project team led by MGT IT Director Yannick Lacroix, the system roll-out was a flawless success in terms of system performance, stability and user acceptance.”

Members of the MGT team partnered closely with Navis throughout the N4 implementation process to establish clear goals and key performance indicators in line with MGT’s core business objectives. Following the initial planning phase, rigorous pre-launch testing and simulations were conducted to guide the project to completion and ensure that MGT was well positioned for a successful go-live. A post go-live support strategy is in place to provide ongoing software assessments and facilitate the continued success of the N4 system.

“From the project’s inception we worked closely with MGT to ensure a smooth transition,” said Chuck Schneider, General Manager, Americas for Navis, “We look forward to continuing our partnership through ongoing system maintenance, software trainings and knowledge sharing.”

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 shapes the cargo handling industry for the benefit of its customers and shareholders. Cargotec's business areas MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Their global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance according to customers’ needs. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.

About Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership

Montreal Gateway Terminals is the leading cargo container facility at the Port of Montreal, the second-largest port in Canada. Strategically situated at the gateway to the vast and vibrant North American markets, Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership’s two container terminals are efficiently serviced by both CN and Canadian Pacific Railway, with daily trains servicing the US midwest, Ontario and Western Canada. This strategic location is also connected to the network of highways that lead directly to markets in Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada, as well as the United States, providing reliable, cost-competitive inland transportation. Montreal Gateway Terminals was the first privately owned container terminal operator in Canada to have received ISO 14001 recognition, and is the only such operator in Canada to also be Green Marine certified. For more information, visit

About MGT Holdings

MGT Holdings S.À.r.l. owns 100% of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, which operates the Cast and Racine container handling terminals in the Port of Montreal. MGT Holdings S.À.r.l. is held by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, a fund of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure. Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, part of the investment management division of Morgan Stanley, is an infrastructure investment and management platform with $4 billion under management that focuses on assets providing essential public goods and services to societies across the globe. For more information, see

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