Hutchison Ports, the container incurable driver at Sohar Port in Oman, has actually taken a more action in the direction of complete automation, with the launch of its brand-new Auto Gate system at Terminal C. The incurable currently includes remote-controlled quayside cranes efficient in dealing with future generation 20,000 teu vessels.
His Excellency Dr Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and also Communications in Oman, got on hand to formally usher in the brand-new, modern centers.
“Auto Gate promises to make container shipments even faster and more secure, strengthening the port’s already excellent reputation as the new gateway to the Gulf,” stated Albert Pang, president ofHutchison Ports Sohar “We recently introduced an automated truck appointment system in Sohar and the introduction of Auto Gate will continue to reduce our already fast turnaround times for shippers and trucking companies alike.”
The Auto Gate system makes use of a mix of wise innovations, permitting vehicle chauffeurs to go through the container incurable entrances without paper documents, decreasing the possibility for hold-ups. Drivers can stay inside their lorries in all times throughout safety and security checks, assessments and also container motions. The brand-new system consists of machine-readable cards to save chauffeur details; character-recognition electronic cameras to review vehicle plate numbers; self-service booths for inputting delivery codes; and also RFID tags to more boost incurable safety and security.
The terminal has additionally just recently began to take care of Ocean Alliance solutions atSohar The Alliance, which was released in April with a subscription of CMA CGM, China Cosco Shipping, Evergreen Line and also Orient Overseas Container Line, will certainly be calling regular right into Sohar port, which is experiencing solid development in container quantities. Box web traffic in the very first quarter of 2017 was 6% up on the equal months of 2016.
Mark Geilenkirchen, Sohar Port president, invited the brand-new Auto Gate centers: “Investments in technology to optimise and modernise terminal operations, increase turnaround speed for our customers, and time is money in logistics. These are savings that can be passed down right along the supply chain to make Oman even more competitive as a significant regional hub.”