PSA Hesse-Noord Natie (PSA HNN) Selects Quintiq for Advanced Planning of Equipment and Workforce Optimization

    ANTWERP, Belgium and 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands, Oct. 29 /CNW/ -
Port operator PSA HNN (PSA Hesse-Noord Natie) has selected the Quintiq
planning solution to support its advanced planning and workforce optimization
in the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. PSA HNN operates an
extensive global network of 26 port projects in 15 countries across Europe,
India, China, The Americas and East Asia. Hesse-Noord Natie is PSA's largest
investment in Europe.
    The Quintiq system will replace the existing CADS system (Centralized
Automated Dispatch System), which is no longer able to support the complex
planning puzzle at PSA HNN. The planning includes all dock workers as well as
container and cargo unloading and moving equipment. The port operator selected
Quintiq after an extensive survey of possible solutions. This included a Proof
of Concept as well as reference visits to two Quintiq clients.
    PSA HNN selected Quintiq because of its flexibility to deliver all
required functionality. The Quintiq solution will be used to plan dock workers
as well as equipment. The system will be able to take into account a wide
variety of variables, including Codex rules (which contain the consolidated
Belgian/Flemish labour law) and union regulations.
    In addition PSA HNN will use the system to improve communication with its
employees. It also aims at reducing the manual workload of dispatchers
registering absence and at registering actual employee utilization based upon
the forecast planning. This can be compared with the real operations planning.
The port operator furthermore wants to manage its equipment professionally,
using Quintiq as a tool for availability management, tools planning and
real-time visualization of key performance indicators (e.g. utilization). The
new system will also provide operations management information as well as
information on anticipated human resource shortage or surplus. This enables
PSA HNN to adjust its planning when necessary.
    Quintiq partner Ordina will implement the solution at PSA HNN. The port
operator expects to go live with the system in the second half of 2008.

    About PSA HNN

    HNN was formed in 2002 through the merger of two established terminal
operating companies. After the merger, HNN became part of the PSA group, a
leading global port operator with home base in Singapore. Employing the finest
talents in the industry, PSA delivers reliable and best-in-class services to
its customers and develops win-win relationships with its partners. As the
port operator of choice in the world's gateway hubs, PSA is "The World's Port
of Call".
    HNN operates terminals in the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.
PSA HNN has a strong track record of service quality and operational
flexibility in Europe. It offers full service for all types of cargo.

For further information:

For further information: Quintiq, Martijn van Gils, Marketing Director,
Tel. +31(0)73-6910739, E-mail:

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