NAVIS IS LIVE IN VIETNAM WITH SPARCS TOSOAKLAND, Calif. - March 20, 2008 - Navis, a Zebra Technologies
company (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and the world's first company to automate marine
terminal operating systems (TOS), today announced that its first
Vietnam-based customer - Vietnam International Container Terminals (VICT)
- has gone live with the Navis SPARCS terminal operating system at its
Ho Chi Minh City facilities. SPARCS TOS will enable VICT to meet the
growing demand for container handling capabilities, as container
throughput is expected to grow 20 percent year-over-year, following
Vietnam's entry into the World Trade Organization in January 2007.
SPARCS will enhance VICT's yard and vessel planning capabilities to
maximize terminal management and container handling productivity. This
will help VICT manage increasing container volume while maintaining
efficiency for its customers. VICT is now part of the more than 200
marine terminals running Navis solutions. Navis and VICT announced the
planned installation of SPARCS in March 2007.
"We are already seeing a return on our investment," said Joseph Wann, General Director at VICT. "SPARCS
is instrumental in supporting our expansion and future growth, while
continuing to provide quality and customer-focused services. We are
pleased to have the best-in-class Navis SPARCS solution up and running
on-time and on-budget."
VICT began operating as the country's first purpose built container
terminal in 1998. The terminal is the first dedicated container port
project in Vietnam with the participation of foreign partners. Since
1998, handling capacity has increased from under 50,000 TEU in 1999, to
nearly 450,000 TEU in 2007. VICT's expansion will bring total berth
length to 678 meters, and raise handling capacity to 900,000 TEU by
"Navis will help VICT maintain the highest levels of customer
service and productive operations in the rapidly growing Vietnam
markets," said Charles Gerard, Director of Sales, APAC, Navis. "VICT
has been an excellent customer and partner throughout the entire
software deployment process, and we look forward to working with VICT
as it helps brings increasing trade to the region."