Container terminals: Increasing throughput, quality and safety while reducing operational costs
As leading technology company in innovative terminal automation solutions, Camco provides optimization of gate, rail, crane and yard operations. A typical automation solution for container terminals combines and integrates Camco’s in-house developed hardware and software systems. This ensures fast and accurate processing of containers – at terminal entry and exit as well as during handling – with limited use of resources.
The truck driver ID card is a prerequisite for a successful implementation of a gate automation system. An RFID card is the perfect token to accurately track and follow trucks on a terminal. The same card system can furthermore be used as access control system to comply with ISPS rules.
Gate kiosks are used in terminals with a truck driver ID card system to allow centralized driver identification and validation, as well as automatic logging of all drivers on-site. These unmanned self-service kiosks are typically installed at terminal entry and exit points, near the OCR camera portal.
The speed, accuracy and reliability of Camco’s OCR camera portal make the introduction and maintenance of our gate automation systems very cost-effective. Each portal can process up to 500 trucks per hour, with OCR accuracy rates continuously exceeding 98%. A set of quality pictures is generated for condition tracking purposes.
Camco’s Gate Operating System can manage and steer complete gate processes and sub-processes. It consists of multiple software modules: partly customer specific software developments and partly generic building blocks customized through configuration. GOS seamlessly interfaces with any terminal’s host and TOS systems.
Camco’s rail OCR portal collects container and railcar data using OCR and records damage inspection images using line scan technology. Rail clerks perform post-processing of the data with the TrainGate Operator. Seamless TOS integration ensures that the data is instantly sent to the TOS, ultimately improving train turnaround times.
Our industry standard LSTP / grid kiosk systems enable terminals to provide interactive interchange areas that are safe, efficient and user-friendly. This communication channel between truck driver and remote ASC operator will lead to fewer mistakes and misinterpretations.
Traffic Control System
To achieve optimal traffic flow and accurate access control, Camco can deploy an automated traffic control system including traffic lights, barriers, LPR readers and traffic guidance panels. The reliable, all weather traffic and access control hardware is managed by Camco’s proprietary Gate Operating System (GOS). The GOS software module for automated traffic control can be customized to suit each terminal’s needs.