The advent of mega ships with sizes of up to 20,000 TEU has forced large terminals to boost their productivity levels. Traditionally, the purchase of automated equipment offers relief while small and medium size terminals with manual equipment usually buy additional hardware like reach stackers or cranes to increase their productivity. Investments in infrastructure and automated equipment, however, require high capital expenditures.
Agile Optimization Modules, in contrast, can be implemented at a fraction of the cost and within a short period. Building on the functionality of any existing Terminal Operating Systems (TOS), modules allow tapping the full productivity potential of existing terminal assets; often delaying or reducing the need for infrastructure investment.
In particularly, when automated equipment is used, agile software can help to achieve a faster return on investment (ROI). As it optimizes automated operations in an intelligent way, SyncroTESS can both reduce the number of automated equipment required and maximize the usage of the automated equipment purchased.