Kalmar has won an order to supply Termont Montréal Inc. (Termont) with a suite of Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions for its cargo-handling equipment fleet.
Booked in the first quarter of 2020, the order also includes service deployment, configuration and ongoing support with delivery scheduled to begin in the end of the second quarter of 2020.
The order comprises of a range of Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions including SmartStack, SmartLift, SmartScreen and SmartMap which will be implemented across its entire cargo-handling fleet.
Kalmar’s vice president of automation sales for the Americas, John Scott, said: “Kalmar SmartPort solutions help terminal operators be more efficient, to see the big picture, think on their feet, reduce complexity and make smarter decisions to boost efficiency.”
The two process automation solutions, SmartStack and SmartLift, together help improve lift equipment operator productivity, reduce human error and improve terminal safety.
Meanwhile, SmartScreen optimises work instructions for operators in order to reduce non-rpdouctive moves and SmartMap enables real-time and historical visualisation of equipment location and container routing in the yard.
Julien Dubreuil, general manager at Termont, said: “Particularly during situations like the current pandemic, the ability to remotely access real-time and historical equipment data is invaluable.
“SmartMap, for example, will give us a clear visibility over what our machines are doing between jobs and therefore help us identify where we can make improvements in operator training.”
The terminal operator has also been utilising Navis’ N4 terminal operating system for some time and has now been able to automate a number of data collection functions to improve operator productivity, safety, and data accuracy.
Termont’s Maisonnueve terminal, based at the Port of Montréal, has been running for over 25 years and handled over 500,000 teu per year.
The company’s new Viau terminal, also in Montreal, provides additional space accommodate customer growth.
Its fleet of cargo-handling equipment includes rubber-tyred gantry cranes, front end loaders and terminal tractors.