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

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PEMA Joins International Association of Port Cities

July 19, 2018 – PEMA joins the International Association of Port Cities (AIVP), solidifying the co...

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PEMA Autumn Members Meeting 2018

July 5, 2018 – PEMA is pleased to announce that its Autumn Members Meeting 2018 will take place at...

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University of Hamburg Team win PEMA Student Challenge for Second Year Running

June 29, 2018 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) hosts the PEMA Student Ch...

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ISL Applications GmbH







ISL Applications GmbH is the commercial part of the internationally recognised Institute for Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL). For more than 20 years, ISL has been specialising in optimisation and simulation. Their systems have been utilised worldwide for optimising container terminals, harbour planning and analysing transportation networks.

ISL’s flagship, the chesscon family for container terminals, consists of:

  • chesscon Terminal View, 3D visualisation of your terminal
  • chesscon Capacity, planning terminal’s capacity
  • chesscon Simulation, planning and optimisation of terminal’s layout and processes
  • chesscon Virtual Terminal, testing and optimisation of Terminal Operating Systems (TOS)

These tools are proven within more than 50 projects worldwide. Terminal operators use them for strategic and tactical planning as well as for the start-up of new terminal components. They optimise day-to-day terminal operations by fine-tuning TOS parameters and training the control staff to become “grandmasters” in terminal operation.

Our experts provide services around these products and are part of a huge network, which includes expertise from terminal operators, software engineers, terminal planners and more. We enhance our clients to use the tools by themselves and we can assist in the start-up of new projects.