Certus Port Automation has been selected to deliver the automated gate solution as well as the crane optical character recognition (OCR) for the ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to be delivered to the extension of Abu Dhabi Terminal in Khalifa Port.
A total of 10 STS crane OCR systems will be delivered as well as six new gate OCR portals accompanied by eight new gate lanes.
The latest Certus gate operating system (GOS) will integrate with the terminal operating system (TOS) to assure the hand-off procedure at over 200 truck transfer points.
Dave Walraven, chief commercial officer at Certus, said that the order as proof that “our equipment is performing well in harsh environments like the one Khalifa Port operates in”.
He added: “Abu Dhabi Terminal was the first to adopt Crane OCR technology in the region. Continuing with Crane OCR confirms such systems contribute to the terminal’s operational goals.”
Certus’s latest kiosk design is meant to optimise gate handlings and enable simplified and modular service due to an improved visual user interface towards the driver.
In recent years, the company’s OCR engines for gate, STS cranes, rail and yard cranes, have been moved to deep learning algorithms engines, meant to assure higher recognition rates.
In combination with the latest camera technology, accurate data capturing and automated gate inspections are meant to achieve higher productivity.