Posts in: Cargo flows

The container terminal as a buffer

In my career, I have met a lot of very capable consultants who commit a fundamental error in how they view a container terminal. Often, people compare a terminal to a production line, and try to make it work more like one, when, in fact it is a service. The purpose of a production line […]

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A new twist on automated container handling

Automation is rapidly gaining ground in container terminals of all sizes. Process automation ensures optimal cargo flows between vessels and ground transport, while equipment automation reduces idle time, decreases errors and improves productivity. However, until now, one area of container handling has still required manual work, often in dangerous conditions.

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Automation potential for brownfield terminals

Automating a greenfield (newly built) terminal from scratch is often what comes to mind when discussing automated terminals. However, existing (brownfield) terminals can be automated partially or wholly to achieve the benefits of automation.

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Biggest change in manufacturing since the industrial revolution?

Probably the biggest change since the industrial revolution is currently ongoing in manufacturing technologies. You may think that 3D printing has nothing to do with your business, but is that really the case?

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