Kalmar SmartPort solutions help automate operational processes already in place for the movement of containers around your container yard or terminal and offer your business tremendous benefits by collecting and managing real time data more effectively. The handling of containers can become smoother and more efficient, improving the overall flow of continers between your landside and quayside. Kalmar SmartPort automation can be the first step for many towards a fully automated container handling terminal.
When it comes to taking your container terminal operations to the next level, gathering more and better quality data is the key: unless you know where your containers, terminal equipment and road trucks are, you’re working with one hand tied behind your back. Your terminals operation and management can benefit from the digitalisation and process automation in many ways.
Kalmar SmartPort provides greater control and visibility enabling you to:
Kalmar SmartPort offering consist of several different process automation solutions that boost the efficiency of your container operations at your port or terminal:
Our SmartMap and SmartScreen modules have been extended specifically to address the needs of rail operators and with all enhancements available through SmartTrack. With SmartTrack we can model a train in the rail yard in the same way that we can already model a container stack in a marine terminal to provide complete visibility over operations – from a high-level view of the yard right down to the level of an individual railcar or container.
The Kalmar SmartTrucks App provides real time external truck visibility with the help of a smartphone. The app enables two way communication between the truck driver and the terminal and helps customers improve crane operator productivity and reduce truck turn times. The app connects via the Kalmar Cloud to the existing Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions: SmartMap, SmartTrucks, SmartLift and SmartScreen. Get started with the app here >>
Kalmar SmartPort complements Kalmar One, our open and scalable automation system for automating the movement of containers in ports and terminals. Process automation can be the first step towards semi or fully automated operations and is a great place to start before you begin to automate your equipment. Find out more about Kalmar One here >>
Process automation isn’t just about streamlining container flows around your terminal to make them as efficient as possible – it’s also about protecting people from risk and improving security.
Here are a few examples of how we can help make your operations safer:
Kalmar SmartPort is ideal for working with manual equipment, you may need to install additional hardware and or software depending on the module you are interested in.
Kalmar SmartPort has been designed to work with container handling equipment produced by any manufacturer with the addition of necessary hardware or software.
Depending on which modules you require, you may need additional software or hardware to be installed. We will advise and guide you through any upgrades that you may need.
Yes, you can add more functionalities over time by adding software licenses. It will also require configuration updates.
Kalmar SmartPort is easily interfaced with your TOS via a standard set of API’s. Many customers have been able to extend the life of their existing TOS by adding critical new functionality with the addition of SmartPort applications like SmartScreen, SmartStack and SmartMap.