Knowledge Base


Learn all about us, our products and completed projects with these easy-to-read virtual brochures.

An introduction to us and our products and solutions.

Our monitoring and reporting solutions will get the best out of your Terminal Operating System.

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).

Published articles

Articles published in the industry press.

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.

Cost Effective Container Terminal Automation

Port and terminal automation is sometimes seen as a holy grail that can only be achieved by the largest operators, with the deepest pockets. But for most operators, the need to automate some of their operational practices is driven ever harder by increasing customer expectation on cost and productivity.

Tuxpan Port Terminal - Automatic Truck Identification

Innovative deployment of very low-cost passive RFID tags to provide a seamless process flow. Our TRUCK-ID system ensures the external trucks are integrated into the terminal’s automated process flow, to eliminate manual interventions and to ensure the gains from investing in automated handling equipment is maximised for Tuxpan Port Terminal.

Automated Data Capture Systems

Allan Jones, Head of Business Development, reviews the use of automated data capture to provide accurate, real-time information to enable the Terminal Operating System to better manage the terminals operations, by making more timely and effective decisions.

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.

Automatic Truck Identification

A review of the changing dynamics offered by very low-cost passive tags for identifying, tracking and automating job handovers for both internal prime movers and external trucks visiting container terminals.