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By: / Thu Mar 23 05:38:50 GMT 2023

The 2023 APAC NUG conference was held on 28 Feb & 1 March 2023 and hosted by Port Tanjung Pelepas. The NUG was attended by over 80 delegates represented by 15 customers from 8 countries. We welcomed representatives from Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Access International, Bintulu Port, CMIT, Johor Port, Kerry Logistics, Manilla International Container Terminal, MMC, Modern Terminals (MTL) Hong Kong, Northport (M) Berhad, Port of Napier, Patricks, Adani and Port of Tanjung Pelepas.
Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) graciously hosted the 2-day APAC NUG event and also provided an opportunity for representatives from other ports to visit the PTP terminal for a tour on day two. Our delicious event dinner took place at 27@Cove and was sponsored by PTP. 
We also thank our other sponsors - Akquinet for the coffee breaks sponsorship and Kaleris (Navis) for the conference venue, lunches and cocktail reception. 
Day 1
As our first NUG in three years, it was amazing to see how our customers have moved ahead and evolved during the COVID period. The resilience in the industry and our colleagues are a proud achievement for all. Our customers shared on the following:

  • PTP shared on optimization and RTGO; 
  • ICTSI on their move to the cloud; 
  • MTL on their N4 version upgrade from 2.5 to 3.8 in 7 months; 
  • Patricks shared on implementation and upgrades to 3.8 across 4 terminals; and 
  • SLPA shared on their successful PRTT implementation.  

Scott Holland, Chief Product Officer at Kaleris and Floris Vernooij, Director of Product Management provided an update on the roadmap for N4 and our new Enterprise and Visibility Platform (EVP). Michael Robinson, principal architect presented on cybersecurity as security is the highest priority for all our terminals. Dian Yu, Product manager presented on our Next Gen Yard solutions and conducted a Tower Check demo.

We also recognised our Navis World'22 Inspire Award winners:
Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) - Terminal Operations Optimization Award
Modern Terminals (MTL) - Sustainability award

After a jam-packed day, we headed out to the cocktail reception and dinner event at 27@Cove. BBQ and Malaysian specialities were enjoyed by all.

Day 2
Participants were split into two groups. These groups alternated between the terminal tour and workshops and roundtable discussions.

PTP coordinated a bus tour across their 5km of quay line. The sheer volume, efficiency and management of this 12.5 million TEU Mega terminal was inspiring to all.  We saw the RTGs with RTG-O in operation, the optimised lashing and twistlock terminal operations and the numerous quay cranes in operation and management visibility using Opsview.
We had workshops on best practises and integrations and open discussions with our product team. 
Port Tour

APAC NUG – Making the Right Move
The NUG is a forum for Navis Users to share experience, challenges and network across our port communities in addition to meeting with key Navis management teams. It helps Navis align on collective priorities for future development, direction and enhancement of the Navis product set and helps our customers ensure that they are making efficient use of the current product capabilities. We look forward to see more terminals in the region participate in future APAC NUG meetings and your continuous engagement with the APAC NUG.

A sincere thank you to APAC NUG Chairman Joe Schofield for chairing the event and to PTP for hosting the event. Thank you to all APAC NUG participants for your contributions to a successful 2023 APAC NUG Meeting and look forward to the next one.

Inspire award

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