Kalmar delivers SmartLane automated gate system for Port of Liverpool
(Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 11 JULY 2014 AT 10.30 AM (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver Kalmar SmartLane automated gate system to
Port of Liverpool, operated by Peel Ports Group. The new system will reduce
waiting times and administration for hauliers, resulting in faster turnaround.
The implementation is scheduled to be completed by early 2015.
Investment in Kalmar SmartLane automated gate system is part of Peelport's £5.5m
package of improvements to port infrastructure. With the £300m deep-water
Liverpool2 expansion due to be open next year, this latest development is set to
strengthen the port-side logistics required to support increased cargo volume.
Kalmar SmarLane uses identification technologies to manage gate operations for
trucks, ensuring that all containers and trucks are automatically identified
before entering or exiting the terminal. The optical character recognition (OCR)
cameras capture the truck registration and container IDs. The OCR technology is
provided by Kalmar's partner APS Technology.
At present, a manual system is currently in place in Liverpool Port, requiring
drivers to register at a site office, where they complete a form and wait for
clearance before entering. Once installed, Kalmar SmartLane automated gate
system will provide a streamlined and fully integrated process from entry to
loading or unloading.
David Huck, Port Director for Peel Ports Liverpool, said: "We operate in an
increasingly competitive market and our customers require logistics solutions
that reduce costs, carbon emissions and congestion. The continuing success of
our company has always been driven by its ability to be forward-thinking,
operating at the centre of the supply chain and offering flexible, agile and
cost-effective solutions to our customers. Haulier transactions will be fully
integrated into our latest terminal operating systems, facilitating secure and
efficient visits and minimising turnaround times at our terminals."
Tommi Pettersson, Vice President, Automation at Kalmar, said: "As a global
leader in port automation we are able to provide Peel Ports with a seamless and
integrated solution to help increase throughput and reduce congestion. With its
optical character recognition, Kalmar SmartLane solution can automatically
capture information from all trucks and containers entering and leaving the
terminal, cutting operating costs and improving efficiency for all users."
Kalmar SmartPort solutions drive greater efficiencies through process
automation, resulting in lower overall operational costs, improved safety and
better equipment availability. Process automation solutions are designed to
optimise the information flows within the terminal's business processes to
ensure the most efficient equipment utilisation. They represent an accessible
and fast way to get immediate productivity improvements for a relatively small
initial investment. In addition to SmartLane, the solutions include SmartPath,
SmartStack, SmartRail, SmartLift, SmartTruck, SmartQuay, SmartTrack and
SmartFleet. These process automation solutions fit any size of terminal, any
brand of equipment and any terminal operating system (TOS).
For more information please contact:
Ron Robinson, Sales Director, Automation, Kalmar, tel. +44 77 699 21 067
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel.
358 20 777 4096, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to
ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the
industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container
handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by
a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service
network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal
processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013
and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted
on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com
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