APT Terminals presented its brand new customer alert system, as from the 1st of December is going to replace the previous old email subscription one. Through these additional improvements and with just a subscribe, customers will be able to receive terminal alerts via SMS (Text) or email.
The Port of Los Angeles is moving ahead with an automation project for Pier 400, the port’s largest terminal, after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and APM Terminals agreed to set up a workforce training program to prepare workers for the jobs of the future.
APM Terminals announced the introduction of a customer platform that logs, streamlines and coordinate general cargo operations in the port of Callao, a first of its kind in a Peruvian port. During the pilot phase, the platform enabled users to complete transactions 67% faster.
APM Terminals has in its plans to add electric automated straddle carriers to its Pier 400 facility in the Port of Los Angeles. This move has raised protests by longshore union leaders, who asked the city’s council to intervene, as they believe that longshoremen will lose hundreds of shifts per day, because of the new technology.
The Navis N4 Expert Decking Module, the system which automates yard planning, has resulted in major efficiencies in yard and quay operations at APM Terminals’ Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT). The system is used to automate planning by distributing containers throughout the yard based on predefined rules. Typically yard planning is extremely time-consuming, costly and inaccurate.
In a bid to leverage the new technologies to drive operational efficiency, APM Terminals announced the introduction of drones at its inland services facilities in San Antonio and Santiago, Chile, so that safety supervisors can monitor activities more effectively and safely.
Italy’s first Automated rail mounted gantry cranes have arrived at APM Terminals Vado Ligure, in the north part of the country, after a long journey of about four months from China. The cranes will be used in the new container terminal due for completion in 2019.
The super post-Panamax cranes were built by ZPMC in Shanghai and can accommodate 20,000 TEU vessels, thus giving the facility an annual container capacity of 5 million TEUs. The new deep-water terminal at the Tanger- Med II port complex will have both conventional and fully-automated operations.
Siemens has announced that its scope of supply for APM Terminals MedPort Tangier includes the electrical and automation systems as well as the engineering and commissioning of 32 automated stacking cranes deployed in 16 intelligent yard blocks, which will be delivered in cooperation with innovative crane manufacturer Hans Künz GmbH, Austria.
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