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A selection of container terminal case studies.
Tuxpan Port Terminal, Mexico - featuring: Automatic truck identification with TRUCK-ID
Port Otago Limited, New Zealand - featuring: PortSpective, GPS Tracking
Peel Ports, Liverpool - featuring: GPS tracking, Navis N4 integration and Job Step automation
PSA Panama International Terminal is located at the entrance to the Panama Canal and provides an important port of call for shipping lines. Recent expansion has included state-of-the-art automation with 12 Automatic Stacking Cranes. One key element is ensuring the smooth interaction between the manually operated trucks and the fully automatic yard cranes. A critical part of this process is to ensure that the truck arriving at the unmanned yard crane is the correct truck for the planned move issued by the Terminal Operating System.
TRUCK-ID provides automated job hand-off between the container truck and the Automatic Stacking Cranes (ASC).
Improving Straddle Carrier safety through operational visibility and transparency
In a typical Straddle Carrier operation, what procedures/methods can be put in place to move towards a zero accident policy?
It goes without saying that the operator should be properly trained. But how do you make sure that it is the trained operator that is driving, and what mechanisms can you put in place to monitor and review the safe operation of the equipment?
Waiting for the next accident is not an option.
Port radio data networks -
back to the future
Can middleware designed for terminal operations provide a wider technology choice?
Container terminals and port facilities are generally busy areas with the movement of cargo on and off the facility, and using heavy plant and equipment to handle the cargo.
It is therefore not really a surprise that the use of Radio Frequency (RF) communications in this environment is quite widespread in order to aid the efficient management and monitoring of the cargo movements and status of the equipment and plant.