Posts in: Intelligent terminals
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Safety at the heart of business

Improving occupational safety at container terminals calls for culture change, new technical solutions and industry-wide standardisation.

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Future of ASC – A look beyond electrification

The interest towards electric powered equipment is increasing – not only because of its environmentally friendly aspects – but also due to many additional positive spin-offs it provides like noise reduction, ease of maintenance and automation. We at Kalmar were able to get rid of the diesel engine onboard an Automatic Stacking Crane (ASC) by […]

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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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Transforming the way we work

Digitalisation allows us to take big leaps not only in technology, but also in the way we work. The key word is ecosystem. We at Kalmar see digital ecosystem as a collaboration platform for the entire product lifecycle in cargo handling.

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Back to the future

21 October 2015 was the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown time-travelled to the future in the movie ‘Back to the future’. The date triggered somewhat global hype among movie enthusiasts as many ‘Back to the Future II’ predictions have come true. These movies are a great example on how to let our ideas fly […]

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Does digitalisation automatically lead to better services?

Container handling equipment has reached the era of automation. On the services side, digitalisation is now the leading theme throughout the customer lifecycle. But does digitalisation automatically lead to better services?

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Sustainable terminal automation

A conversion to automation is a significant undertaking that requires deep technical expertise as well as a capacity to integrate numerous complex systems. In order to carry out the conversion in a sustainable way from the point of view of the environment, the economy and people, both client and vendor need to focus on careful […]

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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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Sustainable development is a bridge to future business

The environment, economy and society are key aspects of sustainability. Sustainable development will enable us to meet our needs without preventing future generations from meeting theirs. How is the container handling industry doing today and what could we do better in the future?

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Digitalisation – incremental development or disruption?

Over the past few years, we have seen the reshaping of many business models that have existed for centuries. If this sounds like an exaggeration, just think of what is going on in the media and in retail trade.

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