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Patrick Terminals – Sydney AutoStrad migrates to N4 to advance automation capabilities 

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Navis a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, today announced that Patrick Terminals – Sydney AutoStrad, has migrated to N4 3.8 from its decades old, in house TOS. As a result of a well-planned and executed strategy, the go-live was successfully completed remotely with minimal staff on site.

Strategically located in Port Botany on the Australian coast, Sydney Automated AutoStrad  terminal is the largest container terminal in Australia by capacity. Operating at 1.2 million TEU annually, Sydney AutoStrad manages 580 vessels per year, handles over 1400 gate moves per day and has the greatest quay line length in the region of 1.4km.

Additionally, the terminal has four container berths on site, which allows the team to be flexible to adjust vessel working and provide berths if unplanned events impact the schedule. With modernization and automation in mind, Patrick Terminals selected N4 as its TOS for Sydney AutoStrad to optimize its performance and streamline operations at the terminal to meet the growing trade demand in the region.

“Replacing our 30-year-old legacy TOS system with Navis N4 has been a major milestone for Patrick’s business. We have successfully implemented N4 in our two manual terminals over the past 6 months and have now integrated that technology suite at our Automated AutoStrad Terminal in Sydney,” said Adrian Sandrin, CIO for Patrick Terminals. “Patrick’s has always emphasised the importance of information technology and real time systems and with the help of our new N4 TOS, Patrick will optimize our central vessel planning, improve processes and create efficiencies to ensure we meet the complex and changing requirements of our industry.”

“As more terminals are planning to advance their automation capabilities, we are able to help them upgrade their offerings and reach their goals with our innovative, best-in-class TOS,” said Charles Gerard, VP & General Manager, APAC at Navis. “We are proud of the work we did with Patrick Terminals over the past year and are looking forward to continuing to support their terminals and their modernization plans, for years to come.”

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KTMT signs automated port equipments contract with Konecranes Indonesia 

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Konecranes has secured a key contract in the delivery of Automated Port Equipment services. The Kuala Tanjung Multipurpose Terminal (KTMT) recently signed a 12-month automation services contract with Konecranes Indonesia. The port has 8 Automated Konecranes RTGs. The deal was signed in July 2020 and will run until June 2021. Local inverter and digital crane specialists are using Konecranes Augmented Reality apps to liaise with Finnish engineers, ensuring updates, repairs and knowledge transfer are uninterrupted during the COVID-19 travel bans.

The KTMT Terminal is in a remote area of Northern Sumatra, with the nearest town being four hours’ drive away. Konecranes is the leader in the provision of automated port equipment, not least because it has the skills, service footprint and communication tools that looking after advanced port equipment, in any part of the world, demands.

Jukka Tukia, Konecranes APAC Port Services Director, says, “Partnerships and commitment drive our business in the Asia-Pacific region. We have the technology, the training and the drive to ensure that no matter where your equipment is, we will find a way to make our customer’s uptime and operational efficiency our priority.”

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Kalmar Eco Reachstackers to help Maritime Transport Ltd increase capacity and reduce environmental impact at its Wakefiled terminal 

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply two Kalmar Eco Reachstackers that will help Maritime Transport Ltd cut fuel costs and carbon emissions while addressing growing demand at its rail terminal in Wakefield, England. The order, which represents the first collaboration between Kalmar and Maritime, was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q3 intake, with delivery scheduled to begin in Q4 2020.

Maritime is a market-leading UK-based intermodal logistics company with a network of 33 container and transport sites across the UK. After reaching an agreement with DB Cargo UK on 1 April 2019, Maritime launched its rail subdivision, Maritime Intermodal, which saw the company acquire four dedicated rail services out of Felixstowe and Southampton. As part of the deal, Maritime also took full responsibility for DB’s railfreight terminals in Wakefield and Trafford Park.

The new Kalmar Eco Reachstackers use a much smaller engine than the reachstacker solutions with large, high-horsepower engines that are traditionally seen in rail intermodal applications. This means they can reduce fuel consumption and therefore NOx emissions by up to 25% without compromising on productivity. They also offer an improved overall driving experience with smoother acceleration and less cabin noise.

Paul Heyhoe, Feet Director, Maritime: “The Kalmar team have provided professional support from the very beginning and clearly demonstrated the positive impact that the Eco reachstacker will have on our fuel consumption and therefore carbon emissions and costs. We look forward to utilising both machines at Wakefield, where they will bring a number of advantages for our valued customers and their supply chains including faster turnaround times and greater operational reliability.””

Dave Patterson, Vice President South & West Europe, Kalmar: “We are delighted that Maritime Transport Ltd have selected the Kalmar Eco Reachstacker for their Wakefield Europort terminal and we are looking forward to building a productive partnership with the company moving forward. The Eco reachstacker, which has now sold in excess of 250 units, is a prime example of our commitment to developing solutions that help customers to minimise their environmental impact while continuously improving their productivity and lowering the total cost of ownership .”

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PSA Mumbai launches online payments facility for direct port delivery customers at JNPT

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Committed to supporting the Digital India and Ease of Doing Business initiatives, PSA Mumbai has launched a digital online payments solution for Direct Port Delivery (DPD) customers with ODeX. PSA Mumbai’s DPD customers will now be able to process their documentation and pay terminal handling charges on the ODeX platform from 15 September 2020.

A first for the Jawaharlal Nehru Port area, the online payments product is jointly developed by PSA Mumbai and ODeX. Termed “CLICK → PAY ONLINE → TAKE DELIVERY OF DPD CONTAINERS”, the solution allows PSA Mumbai’s growing number of DPD customers to take the documentation, payment and delivery process online via a one stop portal. The OdeX portal provides real time status updates, documentation uploading / amendment, e-payment and confirmation for delivery. With no requirement to maintain advance deposits, it also improves cash flow for the DPD customers.

One of the users in the pilot testing round, Director of Mungekar & Sons CHB Pvt. Ltd, Mr Prathamesh Mungekar said, “We are very happy with this new product, a first in the JNPT area and one which streamlines our operations. We are already looking forward to more developments.”

Managing Director of PSA Mumbai, Mr Sivakumar K said, “A rapid and seamless flow of information between terminal and users is as important as the physical flow of containers through the terminal. This product gives our DPD customers a fast, efficient and secure payment and documentation system to take delivery of their goods as soon as possible. With ODeX’s extensive user base, it is well positioned for widespread adoption.”

Managing Director of ODeX, Mrs. Liji Nowal said, “It is a great milestone for ODeX to Go-Live with our ePayments solutions for PSA Mumbai’s customers. Customers can now pay through a single click on ODeX – and the payment is confirmed in real time to PSA Mumbai. Thus any payments delay in cargo release is completely eliminated. During the current pandemic, PSA Mumbai has been very responsive to the needs of customers and I must congratulate the PSA team for ensuring that we have gone live very quickly with this solution, and becoming the very first terminal to offer seamless ePayment solutions on ODeX to customers. We are now “live” for DPD delivery payments – and soon hope to extend this facility to more customers.”

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