The system will automatically identify containers loaded and discharged by the ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to improve data accuracy, efficiency and safety while reducing operating costs at the terminal that covers 185,000 square metres and handles more than 45 containers per hour. It will be fully integrated with a Navis SPARCS terminal operating system (TOS).
The APS solutions being installed include ‘Crane OCR’ for the identification of containers during the load/discharge process; ‘MatchMaker, which associates containers to terminal-owned trucks during handoff, allowing for work assignment and confirmation without manual intervention; ‘SureStow’ to automatically verify the final load position of containers on board the vessel. SureStow compares the planned load events to the actual placement and notes any deviation from the plan; and ‘X-Clerk Exception Handling System’ to enable remote resolution of OCR misreads, stowage exceptions and MatchMaker errors.
“We pride ourselves in being a technology leader and we choose our partners accordingly. APS provides the right mix of product capabilities with proven integration. We expect the return on Investment (ROI) for this project to be two years or less,” said Antonio Rodrigues, IT Director for MultiRio.