TCV STEVEDORING COMPANY ACCOMPLISHES ITS AUTOMATION OBJECTIVES BY MEANS OF ORBITA CONTAINER LOGISTICS CONTROL
Succesful automation of 8-lane container terminal entry and exit gate in TCV Stevedoring Company, Spain
Orbita’s automated terminal access technology has converted TCV into a reference point in the Port of Valencia in terms of gate reliability, efficiency and maintenance simplicity.
The 8 terminal lanes can now operate autonomously with minimal staffing requirements and average facility access times of less than 1 minute.
The Orbita GateViewer module also included in the project has allowed TCV to actively monitor and manage the performance of its gate operations, with detailed analysis of processing times, OCR and LPR reliability statistics for individual lanes, an archive of images and videos for damage control, verification of work order forms for each vehicle and other key historical information related to incidents and events.
To meet the project requirements, Orbita installed various integrated modules from its GateSuite® range. All have greatly exceeded TCV’s performance expectations.
At the 8 entry and exit gate lanes, Orbita installed its GateOCR and GateIMO systems for automatic reading of container ID numbers, truck license plates and dangerous goods label data. As well as capturing the container’s ISO code, GateOCR identifies the size and type of containers and takes images and videos for damage inspection control. Coupled with these two modules, Orbita installed its GateOS operating system, which provides operators with real-time information regarding the status of each gate lane, as well as managing communications with the terminal TOS.
To manage the interface with the driver, Orbita GateKiosks were installed in each lane, incorporating a bar code reader, ticket printer and easy-to-use touchscreen. Process automation was completed with the GateTraffic module, providing instant integration of all physical traffic control elements and control of all terminal access and exit logistics.
- Turnkey design, engineering and implementation of unmanned terminal access system providing automatic identification of containers, vehicles and dangerous goods label across 8 entry and exit lanes
- System designed to manage over 2,000 vehicle transactions a day
- Supply and installation of 8 GateOCR gates incorporating GateIMO for dangerous goods label recognition
- Supply and installation of 8 GateKiosk cabinets equipped with bar code reader, printer and touchscreen for managing driver entry and exit administration
- Supply of GateTraffic module for completely automated traffic management
- Full integration with the terminal operating system via Orbita GateOS gate operating system
- Retrieval of all gate images, videos and statistics on automated access point performance via GateViewer module
Project Results Summary:
- Reduced operating costs
- Reduced truck waiting times
- Better overall terminal performance
- Less port congestion
- More satisfied customers