PEMA releases global market surveys on port equipment deliveries

January 15, 2015 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has publicly released its l...

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Port Equipment Manufacturers Association welcomes four new members

ZPMC, Nantong Heavy Rainbow Machineries, Spohn + Burkhardt and INTERCON Technical Information System...

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Establishment of the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0)

    June 13, 2018 – Establishment of the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) R...

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PEMA announces the three university teams that will compete in the Student Challenge final 2018 at TOC Europe

May 14, 2018 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA) announces the three univer...

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PEMA to host second live session at TOC Europe

June 4, 2018 – Following a successful launch at TOC Americas last autumn, the Port Equipment Manuf...

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APS Technology to automate operations at Seagirt Terminal in Baltimore

06.06.2011 – APS Technology Group announced a multi-phased automation project for Ports America Chesapeake Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore, MD.  APS will automate critical functions in conjunction with the out-gate, the in-gate and in STS crane operations to improve efficiency, safety and reduce operating costs.

Ports America chose APS to automate the container identification process at its entry and exit gates, and in vessel operations, to enable increased throughput and remote equipment inspections using high-resolution images which will then be archived for later retrieval.

The Vessel Automation Systems include: STS Crane OCR, patented MatchMaker STS Tractor ID system and SureStow solutions on each of the eleven STS cranes to automatically identify the container being loaded/discharged, the associated yard tractor, and the final vessel stowage position of the container move.  The APS X-Clerk Exception Handling System will enable remote resolution of OCR misreads, stowage exceptions and MatchMaker errors.  All solutions will be fully integrated with Navis Sparcs and Navis Express.

The implementation of APS solutions is part of a larger initiative for Ports America Chesapeake to optimise operational efficiency and improve customer service.  Recent projects include an off-dock chassis facility, berth expansion and purchase of four new STS cranes.

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