With the new devices, the quay cranes will automatically identify containers improving data accuracy, throughput and security while decreasing overall operating costs. The terminal is using the APS ‘Matchmaker’ system to automatically associate containers to terminal-owned trucks during hand-off, allowing for work assignment and confirmation without manual intervention.
In addition to the OCR, the terminal has also implemented a spreader-based system to weigh containers as they are moved, automatically collecting information in real time thereby improving processing times. All data from the combined solution is fully integrated to the terminal’s Navis Sparcs TOS.
“Using the APS solution with our new weight capture system has improved our productivity and processing time significantly. Several time-consuming manual steps have been removed from the process, so throughput is faster and provides a much safer environment,” Jaime Guazhco, CGSA project manager, said.
Guayaquil Container and Multipurpose Terminals is operated by Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI).