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Seayard Terminal Automation Results in Record Turnaround

Real-time Business Solutions (RBS) and Camco Technologies have released a report detailing how their joint project at Seayard in Port of Fos-Sur-Mer has resulted in the terminal achieving one of the lowest truck turnaround times in France.


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The terminal, part of the Marseille-Fos Port Complex on the French Mediterranean coast, is now able to reach peak traffic levels of up to 100 trucks per hour and 800 trucks a day through its use of the Camco gate operating system (GOS) and the RBS TOPS Advanced terminal operating system (TOS) installed in 2012.

This means that Seayard can achieve an annual capacity of 1 million TEU after starting as a joint venture in 2012 with an agreement between Terminal Investment Limited (TiL) — part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company, APM Terminals — part of the Maersk Group, and COSCO, that divided the terminal’s ownership by 50%, 42% and 8% respectively.

Supported by intelligent automation between the GOS and the TOS, Seayard takes less than 30 minutes on average for complete a truck turnaround.

TOS and GOS control:

  • 1. At the automated gate process, the TOS assigns a transfer point to the truck cycle and sends it to the Camco GOS
  • 2. The truck driver arrives at the interchange area and parks in a free lane equipped with an LSTP kiosk
  • 3. He registers his arrival by swiping his Seayard pass at the kiosk
  • 4. The visual interface guides the driver through the loading process
  • 5. The TOS automatically informed on the job and location
  • 6. A straddle carrier is dispatched to the truck.

>> To full article in Port Technology: Seayard Terminal Automation Results in Record Turnaround.

>> Read the Success Story "Fully automated truck process at Seayard.

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