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Aden Container Terminal upgrades Zodiac TOS

Aden Container Terminal upgrades Zodiac TOS
Aden Container Terminal

Aden Ports Development Company (APDC) has upgraded to the Zodiac terminal operating system (TOS) at its Aden Container Terminal in Aden, Yemen.

APDC has been running the Zodiac TOS at Aden Container Terminal since 2012 and decided to stay with Zodiac software solutions when upgrading its Zodiac 5.0 to Zodiac 7.1, enhancing its terminal operations and ensuring a smooth migration.

Dr. Mohammed Amzerba, chairman of the board of directors of the APDC, said: “Zodiac advanced TOS solutions will drive smarter trade.

“It ushers in a new era in terminal operations in Yemen as its shifts from its predecessor to high productivity rates while managing the terminal more efficiently.”

Aden Container Terminal, located near one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, is Yemen’s largest container terminal with a capacity of over 1m teu.

Zodiac TOS has been running in the terminal for several years and has offered measurable improvements and gains in performance, productivity, equipment utilisation and more.

Last year, during the height of the global pandemic, Aden Container Terminal migrated to Zodiac software with support for advances facilities.

Zodiac will be rolling out at an additional 40 terminals by 2023, adding to the 34 terminals already running on Zodiac software, representing nearly 10% of global teu throughput.

Dr. Mohamed Rahmah, head of Zodiac, said: “Using current advances in technology such as real-time data collection, digitalisation, AI/machine learning and big data analysis, Zodiac builds the key infrastructure necessary for port management and operations staff to optimise their resources.”

Zodiac software offers proven capability for supporting terminals both large and small, with on-site and Cloud-based TOS options available, and seamless migration from existing software.

The Zodiac TOS uses technology such as real-time tracking, big data analysis, smart equipment management features, machine learning and more for smarter, faster, and better logistics.