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TEAMS - Control System for Automated Container Terminals

Automation of terminal operations holds many promises: cheaper and safer operations, less emissions, and better infrastructure utilization. Most importantly, automation should guarantee an exemplary performance and a stable operation. However, the high complexity of a reallife terminal poses equally high demands on the control of automated equipment. Control software therefore plays a crucial role in meeting the promises of terminal automation, and should guarantee that equipment is used to its full operational potential.

TEAMS (Terminal Equipment Automated Management System) is TBA’s fleet management system and supplies customers with advanced control over their automated equipment, such as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), lift AGVs, automated Shuttle Carriers (ShCs), Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) and Ship-to-Shore cranes (QCs).

TEAMS is currently the only proven system worldwide for controlling a complex robotized terminal and has shown to be up to the task over the past 10 years. It has a track record at HHLA’s CTA in Hamburg controlling its AGV fleet, at DP World’s Antwerp Gateway Terminal controlling its ASCs and at ECT’s Euromax Terminal in Rotterdam controlling QCs, AGVs, and ASCs. It is to be deployed at several other terminals in the near future. TEAMS has been coupled with Navis SPARCS and N4, but can be configured to work with any other suitable TOS.

– Automated Vehicle Control

– ASC Control

– State-of-the-art distributed architecture

– Linkable to a number of TOS

– User-friendly graphical interface

– Advanced statistics logging

State-of-the-art interface

TEAMS allow skilled operators to monitor operations and react quickly on any disturbances. TEAMS provides exact and correct information on what is happening when and where, and presents this information in a way that is easy to work with: any operator can configure the interface in a way that suits his needs.

Continuous performance improvement

TEAMS is able to exploit all the possibilities offered by automated equipment for analysing operations. It also provides Business Intelligence functionality that allows for regression analysis (e.g. occupancy versus performance), intelligent event analysis and long term analysis. Moreover, event capturing functionality allows for complete 3D replay animations of earlier operations. With TEAMS, the entire operation can truly be evaluated and optimized!

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