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Global chooses Kalmar SmartPort automation

Global chooses Kalmar SmartPort automation

SmartQuay will work with optical character recognition (OCR) technology provided by APS Technology Group, which together will automatically identify containers loaded and discharged by the quay cranes. The systems will also automate data capture for all container movements, building ship plans and providing tools for managing traffic at the quay.

The implementation includes in-flight OCR cameras between the cranes\’ legs and in the back reach, in addition to portal beam cameras for automated door direction detection.

Global is also implementing the APS MatchMaker solution to automatically associate containers to terminal-owned trucks during handoff, allowing for automated work assignment and confirmation without manual intervention. It will also use the APS X-Clerk exception handling system.

\”Global Container Terminals was looking for a solution that would maximise the efficiency, safety and data quality of quay operations for our terminal. Cargotec and APS Technologies will enable us to provide a better service to our customer through the use of these advanced solutions.\” said Richard Ceci, vice president, Information Technology for Global Container Terminals.

Global Container Terminals is one of the top four container terminal operators in North America, with several expansion projects underway along with the implementation of solutions to help improve terminal safety and to maximise efficiencies.