At the Brazilian container terminals Tecon Salvador and Tecon Rio Grande both part of the Wilson Sons Group, Cargotec is integrating the SmartLanes process automation solution for gate automation. SmartLanes is part of the process automation offering of the Cargotec SmartPort concept and is delivered in partnership with APS Technology Group, part of Cargotec SmartPort Alliance.
Wilson Sons is one of the largest operators in port, maritime and logistics services in Brazil. With its activities having started in 1837 in Salvador, the company has established itself as a well-known service provider. At the two terminals the company operates it was decided to introduce gate OCR technology to improve both security and productivity by improving the information quality and reducing human error. IT Systems Manager Fabricio Carvalho Freitas of the Wilson Sons Group: "Tecon Rio Grande and Tecon Salvador are excited to have purchased an OCR solution through Cargotec. We are expecting that it will add value to our operations and also ensure compliance with Brazilian Customs demands".
Cargotec will provide the SmartLanes solution, consisting of an Automated Gate System (AGS) and Rail OCR system featuring OCR portals, Driver Kiosks and barrier gates to manage a multi staged automated gate. As part of the system the required data will be collected and transmitted to a host/gate system. The AGS automatically captures the container numbers, truck license plates, chassis plates and driver identification of all inbound and outbound transactions.
Cargotec is responsible for both the project delivery and the ongoing maintenance and support. Wilson Sons has had an excellent working relationship with Navis since 1999, now leading to the order for Cargotec SmartPort. One of the primary reasons to select the SmartPort solution was because of ease of the future integration with Navis' SN4 TOS.
The SmartLanes solution provided to Wilson Sons is realised through the Cargotec SmartPort Alliance, in close cooperation with partner APS Technology Group. Cargotec SmartPort is a collection of pre-integrated process and equipment automation solutions from Cargotec, Navis and strategic partners, ensuring the best possible fit for any size of terminal.