Finnish manufacturer Visy Oy has been awarded a contract from Prima Multi Terminal (PMT) to supply its access gate operating system (GOS) with optical character recognition (OCR) to increase productivity.
All Visy technology will communicate with the RBS terminal operating system and the Visy Access GOS will consist of a single, integrated system for quayside and gate operations.
The terminal’s three quay cranes will be equipped with TopView spreader OCR and SideView track-mounted OCR cameras for container identification.
Together, the system will image five sides of the boxes during single-pick operations and four-sides during twin lifts.
The images will also be used for damage inspection purposes to help the terminal shed liability for boxes that arrive damaged.
At the truck gate, there will be four high-resolution, line scan portals, two-in and two-out and each portal will be equipped with OCR for license plate recognition and container identification.
Additionally, there will be four driver kiosks to digitise the gate processes and reduce the need for gate personnel.
The project is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2019 and is expected to conclude in the same year.
Asmo Budi, operation director at PMT, said: “PMT plans to grow to 1.5m teu a year, with the investment in the Visy system we will be able to scale our business to meet our aggressive growth strategy.”