UK: Teesport Gets New TOS
PD Ports has successfully installed a new Terminal Operating System (TOS) at Teesport.
The new system, which was built by Navis, a software development company specialising in terminal operating systems, was introduced to further improve efficiency for customers, as well as the speed and agility of operations at Teesport’s container terminal.
The implementation of the new system included areas of our wide span gantry crane operations and portcentric logistics activities.
Frans Calje, PD Ports’ managing director unitised, said: “As with any new system, which alters the way we operate, identifying and applying the Navis technology was not without its challenges. The collaboration of the project team, as well as those using the system on a daily basis, has produced a successful result so far with the system now fully operational at the terminal.
“The new terminal operating system signifies a fundamental change in how we do business at Teesport and enables us to give improved service to customers whilst allowing us to better plan and coordinate our container activities.
“This is a world leading platform and will facilitate growth in our container business at Teesport for many years to come.
“Our portcentric operations will benefit from the new system due to the ability to plan further ahead and offer greater visibility for our customers.”
The Navis system implemented during the second half of 2012 signifies the completion of PD Ports’ £16.7m upgrade of its container terminal facilities.
Press Release, January 4, 2013