A new era is dawning in terminal automation, one characterised by openness and standardisation – both important factors in helping terminals get maximum value from their investments. Kalmar One is the container handling industry’s first truly open automation system, designed as a modular solution that can be adapted according to the customer’s operational model and built on the rock-solid foundations of Kalmar’s automation expertise.
When implementing a new terminal or assessing the impact of changes on an existing one, emulation is a powerful tool that is worth its weight in gold. It provides an environment that’s as close to a real working terminal as it’s possible to get without actually building one. In this article we take a look at how to make what can be a complex and time-consuming process easier and faster.
Boxing clever – boosting terminal efficiency with smart process automation
A typical modern container terminal might be home to a huge variety of complex technologies and equipment, but its ultimate goal is simple: get boxes off a ship or railroad car, through the yard and send them on their way as quickly as possible. Process automation offers tremendous benefits in terms of gathering the right data to make this process run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.