Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Panama has deployed the latest versions of Tideworks Technology’s terminal operating system (TOS) solutions to support its automatic stacking cranes (ASCs). The ASCs are part of a large-scale automation project at MIT to streamline operational processes and increase efficiencies.
The addition of the ASCs signifies the beginning of automated terminal operations at MIT.
The 12-wide stacking ZPMC cranes allow increased yard density and are equipped with multiple systems employing lasers, cameras and radar to help precisely position trucks and chassis under the crane, as well as ensure accurate landing of the spreader bar and containers. A “Chassis Anti-Lift System” prevents containers from being lifted if they are still locked to the chassis or flatbed. Additionally, because the cranes are electric, CO2 emissions are dramatically reduced compared to MIT’s diesel-powered RTGs.