Case Study | Container TOS
In 2018, the operations team at Samskip’s Vogabakki Terminal at Reykjavik in Iceland began planning the replacement of the legacy container terminal management system. The objective was to replace the proprietary finance and cargo management system, developed in the late 90’s, with a modern alternative.
The upgrade, through modernised software solutions, would see Vogabakki’s operations transition from a largely manually controlled container terminal to an environment with an efficient layer of automation that would:
The key performance metrics for the project were defined as:
The secondary objective was to create a future-proof terminal software management platform that would deliver straightforward terminal optimisation in the future.
"Productivity has increased for both people and our assets level" - Gudmundur Ingvarsson
Re-engineering container terminal management from the ground-up is a major undertaking. It’s an operational-critical decision and relies on selecting the right platform, with the right support and the right futureproofing.
Samskip selected TBA Group’s Autostore TOS against the following criteria:
Automated container input strategies and equipment dispatch
Samskip’s legacy system meant day-to-day terminal operation required a high level of manual work. For instance, the input strategy for container moves required two to three people to key in stack locations for the reach stacker to execute each move.
Autostore TOS now enables the Samskip team at Vogabakki to:
In short, Autostore TOS is transforming the ability of Samskip to:
TBA Group’s significant investment in optimisation and automation consultancy and solutions also gives Samskip a very strong platform to evolve terminal operations organically, responsively and dynamically.
The response from the operational team at Vogabakki has been very positive:
Gudmundur Ingvarsson is the IT Manager for Samskip’s Vogabakki Terminal:
The modularity of Autostore TOS has enabled Samskip to define a carefully tailored container management system for Vogabakki that can be expanded in line with future operational requirements:
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