The new TOS from Tideworks has four applications: Mainsail, Spinnaker, Traffic Control and Mainsail On-line. Mainsail contains all current and historical data, allowing performance of basic terminal tasks with statistical and reporting features, while Spinnaker provides fully integrated vessel, berth, yard, and rail planning tools, including visualisation and graphics.
Traffic Control, a sub-module to Spinnaker, allows the automation and management of container handling equipment, while Mainsail On-line, a sub-module of Mainsail, enables agents, forwarders, customs and other parties to view and, in certain cases, modify, in real-time, some container and terminal activity data through a web browser.
BCT and Tideworks undertook thorough analysis, preparation and customisation of the system’s applications to meet the terminal’s specific demands. Applications were continuously upgraded and tested and employees, including customs, lines, agents and forwarders’ personnel, were trained on the new system. Altogether, the whole project implementation took just 10 months.
Since 2003 BCT, Poland’s leading trade gateway, has undertaken comprehensive infrastructure, equipment and systems investments to enhance its productivity. It has placed orders for two rubber-tired gantries to further beef up its yard handling power. With earlier investments, total annual terminal capacity has been raised from 400, 000 teu to 750,000 teu, and it plans to raise this further to 1.2m teu a year.