Implementation of GateVision, Tideworks’ proprietary gate operating system, was completed in December 2006. The OCR system further advances the Port’s goals of streamlining gate processing and improving truck turnaround times at Terminal 6, its primary container handling facility. Portland has been utilising Tideworks’ Mainsail Terminal Management System, Spinnaker Planning Management System and Forecast since 2003. GateVision has been in use since late 2006.
“We’re extremely pleased with the continued progress and implementation of Tideworks’ integrated port management technologies,” said Lee Roundtree, general manager of marine operations for the Port of Portland. “The implementation of gate OCR was seamless, and has improved processing times by an additional 25–30%. The combination of GateVision with OCR represents a huge gain in efficiency versus the manual method, and ultimately has allowed us to increase Terminal 6’s processing capacity significantly.”
Because of its experience in implementing gate technologies at multiple West Coast terminals, Tideworks now has the capability and expertise to cost-effectively provide complete gate integration services, acting as the prime contractor and single point of contact for the customer. Utilising the chokepoint portal concept, it provided all of the on-site implementation and supervision for the Portland OCR project.