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HTS Brazil secures order for 20 OCR truck gate systems and 2 OCR rail systems at TECONDI, the largest terminal in Brazil

13.09.2012 – HTS today announced that the TECONDI Terminal in Santos Brazil has awarded the establishment 20 truck OCR gates and 2 Rail OCR portals to HTS. This effort, will be lead by HTS Brazil who will provide a turn-key project to TECONDI.

TECONDI is the largest and busiest terminal in the Port of Santos accounting for approximately 17% of container traffic in Santos.

The terminal of TECONDI covers 150,000 square meters and can handle up to 700,000 TEUs per year, therefore technology to further automate traditional manual processes is now considered strategically vital for container handling through to complete planning and implementation of port operations. The strong demand for solutions to increase productivity numbers at lower costs, with increased throughput at existing facilities have necessitated the introduction of automation technology.

TECONDI has taken up this challenge “Our team of professionals, which grew 35% in 2010, is committed to meeting the specific needs of each of our customers. At TECONDI we seek to add value to our services, and offer our customers ease and flexibility of movement, via automation of Container handling” stated Paulo Vaz, IT Manager TECONDI.

The decision to further automate the terminal is timed strategically as Brazil has initiated a legal requirement for automation of ports that must be met by the end of the year. In essence, by December 2012, the port terminals must be equipped to scan 100% of containers, using OCR for the identification of containers and trucks, on arrival and on departure, without human intervention. Those who fail to comply will not be able to operate.

TECONDI will implement 20 HTS Gate Entry and Exit Portals of SeeGate3, which is a fully integrated third generation Gate OCR system that automatically reads and records the container ISO code number as the truck passes through a gate complex. Also included in this project are 2 HTS SeeTrain systems which are fully integrated rail OCR systems that automatically read and record the container ISO code numbers as the train travels on its tracks and is ideal as a portal system either at the entry and/or exit rail tracks of the terminal, or any other intermodal facilities.

HTS Brazil will be supplying this project turnkey, providing all inputs and infrastructures necessary for the building and wiring of gantries themselves, installation and alignment of the SeeGate and SeeTrain systems, provision of network assets and system software, and communications fiber.

“As the newly established arm of HTS in Brazil, we are excited about this first project, with one of the most high profile and prestigious customers in the country” Stated Alex Mendes, CEO of HTS Brazil. “We are proud to be given the opportunity to deliver this integrated project, and will do so according to the highest standards.” He added.