TCV is a container terminal located in the Port of Valencia, Spain. Operator TCV Stevedoring S.A. is part of Grup TCB, a leading Spanish marine terminal operator, handling over 3 million TEU around the world.
As part of its policy of continuous facility improvement, TCV decided to relocate and redesign its gate access operations. The goal was to boost traffic capacity without increasing the number of lanes, and to improve service quality overall, by redirecting the flow of trucks for more efficient operations and at the same time introducing gate automation technology. Previously, operations across the terminal’s 5 entry lanes and 3 exit lanes were completely manual.
TCV’s requirements were for a turnkey project covering design, engineering and installation of an automated access system equipped with OCR for containers and vehicles, plus recognition of dangerous goods labels, and fully integrated with the company’s terminal operating system (TOS).
With more than 2,000 vehicle transactions in the terminal each day, the challenge for Orbita was to implement a system that provided extremely high reliability and precision in container and vehicle identification, speed of operation, simple interaction with drivers, ease of use by terminal staff and total integration with the TOS.