Camco Technologies is proud to join the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) initiative with the aim of helping promoting, defining and adopting standards that will enable cargo handling industry to embrace the 4th industrial revolution.
Efficiency of cargo handling operations is largely dependent on business intelligence, analytics and data related to operations.
At present, interfacing various equipment and systems is complex, costly and risky due to the absence of a common data language. The few automated container terminals operating today are closed systems that have been custom-designed with high costs.
Rapid advances in information technology and in particular digitization, have created new possibilities for the cargo handling industry, that could improve processes by connecting all equipment and systems in real time, thus enabling seamless data exchanges.
Under these new conditions, future advanced solutions could be achieved with less risk, at a lower cost and with a shorter lead time. Any type of equipment will have the ability to connect to universal open platforms.
The key enabling factor for the cargo handling industry to take full advantage of these technological advances is to rapidly develop and adopt commonly agreed industry standards that will allow objective comparisons of equipment/systems specifications and define the format and protocols for electronic data exchanges.
The Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) initiative aims to bring together representative companies from both the Terminal Operators industry and Port Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers to collectively work on the elaboration of such standards.
The TIC 4.0 initiative has been endorsed by the Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals (FEPORT) and of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA).
TIC4.0 CEO Frank Kho, president Boris Wenzel, and member of the executive council Norbert Klettner: “We are very happy and proud of having within TIC4.0 our new members Camco Technologies and INFORM GmbH – Optimization Software, reference solution providers for the port terminal industry. Our warm welcome to them! We are looking forward to continuing our journey towards the standardization of port terminal processes and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies”
Jan Bossens, CEO Camco Technologies: “We are proud getting on board. Even being in the business for more than 20 years, we still experience a lot of confusion and misunderstandings when defining project scopes, in project execution and even during SLA. We are very happy with the TIC4.0 initiative and are keen to help defining a common language facilitating inter-operatibility of all stakeholders”.