Digital Ports

The Shipping and ports industries are under pressure and undergoing structural changes. Pressure on revenue and costs, such as price volatility, increasing operational costs, and coupled that with increasing complexity of global trade flows and technology, drive the need for innovation to find solutions.

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For ports and the maritime supply chain to remain competitive in the new era of the IoT, they must make use of connected technologies. Digital port technologies streamline and connect data between ships at sea, and at port, with terminal operators and port authorities, and even inland for inter-modal traffic . Digital sea ports are part of Industry 4.0, to modernize ports for automation and real time
data exchanges.

Digitizing operations provide access to the equipment in real time. The equipment can be analyzed and alerts can be acted upon immediately. Every 10% increase in the utilization of critical equipment, such as QC or RTG, can result in up to a 3-5% increase in revenue.


Zeros to Greater Efficiency

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Zero-halt Cranes & Hoist System
Harbours had previously used a handheld radio system in container yards. Each crane operator would receive their instructions through these handheld radios and then had to manually write down the appropriate information for each container to be handled. Due to the error-prone nature of manual systems, users of the system had little confidence in the accuracy of the data that was retrieved from the backend system.

Vehicle mounted computers are rugged and stable; ideal for port operation. Operators in the office can track the location of each crane and its loading schedule to help adjust asset and task allocation. Crane drivers can now be immediately notified of changes in cargo information from the ships. With real-time data, managers can easily obtain analytics and reports of activities and movements in the yard, which significantly improves the integrity of the data and positively affects the whole operation.

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Prior to upgrading container assignment and transporting operations, all of the expected tasks for handling containers were given to the truck drivers and material handlers in paper form. This slow and labor-intensive process resulted in truck drivers having to get in a queue at the pier 2 to 3 days in advance, causing serious traffic congestion around the dock.

In an effort to speed up that process and decrease the traffic congestion on the dock, vehicle mounted computer are installed on container trucks. With built-in WWAN communications, data are transfer in real-time to the gate computer, including plate number, driver's license, and container number. The harbor is able to manage valuable equipment and cargo easily and effectively and save significant administration costs over the previous system.

 

 

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Zero-mistake Cargo Inspection
With the increase of international commerce and global logistics, harbors are becoming distribution centers of containers. The challenge of increasing the speed and accuracy of cargo inspection and enhancing the security at port terminals are the problems that keep most harbor managers up at night.

The solution for enhancing the accuracy of the data as well as providing real-time updates to the terminal operation was through the use of rugged tablets in and around the harbor. The rugged tablet can be used in harsh environments and enables workers to check the status of containers in real time through a wireless connection. This helps reduce the costs associated with inaccurate data and the time and effort needed to correct it.

Anewtech-logistics-port-zero-redundancy-gate-solutionZero-redundancy Gate Solution

Many ports remain manually verifying each truck’s identification and vehicle plate. Many trucks are waiting impatiently for vehicle inspections during rush hours at a port gate. However, even if this workflow is very rigorous, the whole process could be extremely time-consuming.

Todays, many customs in harbors have introduced Automated Identification System which realized fast and effective management at port gates via multiple cameras installed on both outsides and inside of entrance which automatically identify vehicle plate, chassis number, and container number. The system also supports RFID technology to ensure each vehicle has been registered and approved with a specific RFID tag.

 


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