RBS | Terminal Operating Systems for Container Handling

Realtime Business Solutions (RBS) is a Sydney based company with local offices around the globe. RBS has been founded in 1991 and has ever since been very successful in the container handling industry. RBS is specialized in the development of software applications for the container handling industry. The principals and staff have many years experience in software development and have worked exclusively in the container handling industry for more than 20 years. During this time RBS has provided consulting service to the shipping and rail container handling industries and developed highly specific State-of-the-Art software for the container handling industry. RBS has carried out the installation of TOPS Terminal Operation System-software in more than 20 container handling operations in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Panama, Romania, Italy, Egypt, Vietnam and Germany. In total the terminals are handling a total volume of more than 24 million teus with TOPS.
Capabilities and Core Competencies
Providing proven solutions and services to ports and terminals, the maritime industry and the logistics sector to optimise customer service and make efficient use of resources to maximise revenue and profit.
- Delivery, implementation, maintenance and support of RBS Terminal Operating Systems to efficiently and effectively manage terminal operations from order to invoice.
- Port management and port community systems, including dangerous goods online management, EDI communication systems, Truck planning and appointment, Access control and management
- Tug services management system to plan tug services and resources
- Simulation and emulation tools to test, train and assess container terminal operations
- Turnkey hardware and system provider focused on the maritime industry: data rooms, servers, hardware and all related services, including system integration and interfacing with third party solution providers, such as access control systems, security systems, cctv systems, gate automation, RFID etc.
- Expert advice for ports and terminals, from feasibility, master planning to design, operations and optimisation.
- Certified and proven project management and integration for port and terminal solutions
The strength of RBS lies in its focus, people and solutions. RBS focuses exclusively on the maritime industry: ports and terminals. All staff has ample and proven experience delivering expert services and solutions to their customers. Each and every staff member gathered experience and expertise working on port and terminal projects in various locations around the globe.
RBS delivers turn-key solutions: expertise, systems, solutions and hardware assuming full responsibility for projects, integrating partner solutions
Customer increase performance using RBS solutions in terms of: vessel turnaround time, loading and discharging rates, throughput and save on equipment running costs.
RBS customers improve the service delivered to their customers in many aspects: from information availability, quality, performance, efficiency to accuracy and reliability.
Past Performance
Terminal Investment Limited: RBS is the house supplier for TOS systems to manage their container terminals.
Eurogate Hamburg, Lomé Container Terminal, BTP Brazil, Smelte, Evergreen, DPW, Wan Hai, Uniglory

Real-time Terminal Operating Software - TOPX-Advance

TOPX-Advance by RBS is the only true real-time graphical system in the world. It is quick to learn and easy to use, its system navigation is picture and icon driven, not requiring extensive ‘pull down’ menus like other packages, a...

RBS Services and Products

RBS's and global partners provide true real time TOS solutions to manage and optimise container terminals of all sizes, up to multi million sites. TOPS applications provide every container terminal with a full suite of terminal operations...

Most Advanced Proven Solution for the Container Handling Industry

Over the past years RBS has established a network of offices around the world and is by now present on every continent and every major marked.

Most Advanced Proven Solution for the Container Handling Industry – True Real Time

Within the TOPS Advance package TOPX is the Terminal Operation Package for X-Windows. TOPX Advance is designed as a high performing, scalable and reliable graphical solution. It runs on industry standard servers such as SUN with SUN Solaris or any other Intel server with latest Redhat Linux. It connects through an internal interface to any SQL database such as Oracle. TOPX is the State-of-the-Art real-time networked graphical container planning, monitoring and control system. This sophisticated software has the capability to track the movement of containers through a marine terminal. TOPX Advance also automatically manages the storage of containers while they are in the terminal waiting to be forwarded to their final destinations in such a way that minimizes the number of unnecessary re-handled moves and facilitates the fast and easy retrieval of containers. TOPX Advance has been constantly developed and enhanced over the past decade using the most up to date computing technologies and incorporates comprehensive knowledge of the container handling industry. TOPX Advance is the latest development which is a great leap forward from it‘s predecessor. TOPX Advance version 3.0 looks totally different and contains many additional features and functions which allow more flexibility in user-customized operation. The new features make TOPX Advance even easier to use. TOPX Advance employs a high degree of graphical display in well-organized GUI Windows and customizable colors and styles.


The RBS TOPS Module: TOPX SimOne TOPX SimOne is a revolutionary solution for future terminal operation. It’s an intermediate step to TOPX intelligence. TOPX SimOne comprises the followings features: - Ability to simulate the actual operation (after all plannings are done) in a user-defined time frame (limited to the hardware performance) - Allows monitor/start/stop/assign/de-assign a CHE or all CHEs during simulation - Highlight issues such as bottle necks, congestions and make suggestions - Allows planning adjustments during simulations - Operational control and exception handling - Allows re-play after adjustments

Puerto Rico Chooses New Gate System

  18 Oct 2018

Automation technology to increase cargo efficiency and safety

RBS Chosen in Le Havre TOS Upgrade

  09 Oct 2018

France’s largest container terminal updates IT infrastructure

#TOCEurope: RBS to Demonstrate Automated Solutions

  08 Jun 2018

Terminal Operating System supplier RBS will be demonstrating their latest offering of cloud-based TOS, TOPS Expert Cloud, at TOC Europe

Vietnamese Terminal Scores Early Millionth TEU

  08 Nov 2017

The Tan Cang – Cai Mep Int’l Terminal has broken its record for container handling after processing one million containers in October

Seayard Terminal Automation Results in Record Turnaround

  27 Oct 2017

RBS and Camco Technologies have reported that their joint project at Seayard at Port of Fos-Sur-Mer has resulted in 800 trucks being processed every day

Brisbane Port Retools Navigation for Maersk Call

  23 Oct 2017

Brisbane Port in Australia has announced the call of its largest ship after two years of channel simulations and the implementation of a clearance system

Highlights of Hamburg: PTI Visits TOC

  17 Jun 2016

PTI has visited TOC Europe 2016 in Hamburg and spoken to some key figures regarding the latest trends in the port and terminal industry

Oil Plunge to Hit Container Trade

  25 Jan 2016

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in the UK has warned that investors face a ‘cataclysmic year’ when equities could lose a fifth of their value and that oil could slump to US$16 a barrel

Latin American Ports Must Expand

  05 Oct 2015

TOS system provider Real-time Business Solutions (RBS) has made an urgent call-out for Latin American ports to build on their infrastructure to take advantage of the boom volumes

RBS Launch TOPS Expert

  24 Apr 2015

By consolidating feedback, experience and new ideas, terminal operating system (TOS) specialist RBS has developed its TOS system, ‘TOPS Expert’

Mega-Ship Matters: Optimal Terminal Performance

In 2015, the largest ship had a capacity of 19,200 TEU, but larger ships with up to 21,100 TEU are to be built in coming years: how can we be ready?

Mega–Ports and Carrier Alliances can be a Blessing

Norbert Klettner of RBS argues that, if handled correctly, mega-ports, terminals and carrier alliances can be beneficial as opposed to being onerous

RBS TOPX-Advance: automation case study

Special feature insight into sound contemporary automation practice from TOS creators RBS

TOS Innovation: Reducing Cost and Maximising Efficiency

This article looks at the traditional way processes are still run and involve a lot of paper and manual work. Driving process automation requires a TOS that does not put any constraints on a terminal’s objectives and optimisation targets. Automated vessel planning and automated yard planning have been in place for a long time already, yet even automated vessel planning is a rather static process...

How IT is driving terminal performance

As the terminal operating system (TOS) is managing all relevant information, the TOS is in a key position to drive terminal efficiency and success, playing a major part of the business profit model. New intelligent procedures based on methods from applied statistics and operation research benefit from TOS information in a smart way.

TOS case study: improving efficiency in Hamburg and South Vietnam

In June 2008, Realtime Business Solutions (RBS) successfully implemented their state-of-the-art TOPX-Advance terminal operating system solution at two major terminals: Eurogate Hamburg Container Terminal in Germany and Saigon Newport Company (SNP) Cat Lai Container Terminal in Vietnam.

Mr Harry Nguyen, Managing Director
Realtime Business Solutions Pty. Ltd.
Level 5, 85 George Street
Parramatta N.S.W. 2150 – AUSTRALIA
Tel: +612 9893 9255
Fax: +612 9893 9266
Mr Norbert Klettner, Managing Director
Mr Nico Berx, Sales Manager
Paul-Stritter-Weg 5
D-22297 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 88 173-0
Fax: +49 40 88 173-111

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