Automation

Automation in port operations brings about improved efficiency and safety, while reducing the environmental impact.

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Sustainable terminal automation

Patrick Brisbane AutoStrad terminal

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 mapping of the terminal’s business processes as well as on a deep-reaching change in operational culture. Successful automation conversion is about culture change as well as technology. Read more ›

A new twist on automated container handling

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. Read more ›

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