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ABB delivers automation and electrical systems for container and bulk cargo handling - from ship to gate.

A rapidly increasing number of container terminals across the globe rely on our systems and global support network when serving their customers in the world’s cargo hubs.

ABB’s systems and services help terminal operators meeting the challenge of larger ships, taller cranes and bigger volumes per call, and make terminal operations safer, greener and more productive.

Latest Videos

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Remote crane operator stories, Part 2: Ben den Otter, APM Terminals Maasvlakte II

Meet Ben den Otter, remote STS crane operator at APM Terminals Maasvlakte II. In this video, he talks about his experiences as one of the world's first remote STS operators in a terminal where the STS cranes don’t have a driver's cabin installed.

Latest News

ABB Presents a New Dawn of Robotics

ABB Presents a New Dawn of Robotics

ABB has announced that it is introducing a new, intelligent design approach to its robotics that will unlock the full potential of digital factories

Watch ABB’s Final #RemoteCraneOperators Video

Watch ABB’s Final #RemoteCraneOperators Video

ABB’s Remote Crane Operator Stories series has continued with Eric Gonzales, who works at Long Beach Container Terminal

Latest Technical Papers

The Mega-Age: Resolving the Yard Challenge

To avoid becoming a bottleneck, the yard needs to be equipped with the right solutions so that it can deliver the required increases in capacity and productivity while providing a cost efficient service for both waterside and landside operations. This is the yard challenge of the mega-age

Update: Digital Container Terminals

We are living interesting times at the dawn of the next industrial revolution: Industry 4.0. How can container terminals be prepared for the era of cyber physical systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services?

Remote Operations: Towards a Digital Revolution in Container Terminals

As the terminal industry is currently implementing automation technologies, increasingly equipped with remote operational capability, at the same time the industry is taking the first steps towards the fourth industrial revolution




Remote crane operator stories, Part 2: Ben den Otter, APM Terminals Maasvlakte II

Meet Ben den Otter, remote STS crane operator at APM Terminals Maasvlakte II. In this video, he talks about his experiences as one of the world's first remote STS operators in a terminal where the STS cranes don’t have a driver's cabin installed.


Remote Crane Operator Stories Part 3: Eric Gonzales, LBCT

Meet Eric Gonzales who operates automatic stacking cranes at Long Beach Container Terminal in California, U.S. He talks about his experiences on remotely "babysitting" a large number of stacking cranes in the first fully automated container terminal in the U.S. This is his story.






Long Beach Container Terminal – Safer, greener and more productive

See the first fully-automated terminal in the United States, LBCT in Long Beach, California in operation and learn interesting specifics about the terminal.


LBCT - a paradigm shift in the industry

On this video the President of Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT), Anthony Otto shares his vision and talks about his experiences on container terminal automation. LBCT is the first fully automated container terminal in the United States. ABB has delivered the crane control systems and crane automation for ship to shore cranes (STS), automatic stacking cranes (ASC) and intermodal yard cranes (IYC).


It's all about remote operations

See the first remote operated STS cranes without driver’s cabin in operation at APM Terminals Maasvlakte 2 container terminal located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Introducing ASCs in an existing terminal

The first automatic stacking cranes in Latin America are now in operation


Shipping 4.0: The end of the diesel engine epoch?

The diesel engine is being challenged by new technology.


Introducing ABB’s groundbreaking shore connection robot

ABB has combined its strong tradition in robotics and the maritime technology to produce an automated shore charging arm, aimed at the growing number of electric vessels. It will be the world’s first shore side robotic charging arm when it is installed for HH Ferries on the route between Helsingør and Helsingborg.


ABB Presents a New Dawn of Robotics

  20 Jun 2018

ABB has announced that it is introducing a new, intelligent design approach to its robotics that will unlock the full potential of digital factories

Watch ABB’s Final #RemoteCraneOperators Video

  24 Apr 2018

ABB’s Remote Crane Operator Stories series has continued with Eric Gonzales, who works at Long Beach Container Terminal

Watch Part Two of ABB’s #RemoteCraneOperators Series

  17 Apr 2018

ABB’s Remote Crane Operator Stories series has continued with Ben den Otter, an employee of APM Terminals’ Maasvlakte II

Watch Part One of ABB’s #RemoteCraneOperators Series

  09 Apr 2018

ABB’s Remote Crane Operator Stories series has begun with Jan Peeman, an employee of APM Terminals, who has moved containers for 13 years

ABB Launches #RemoteCraneOperators Series

  05 Apr 2018

ABB has launched a trailer for its remote crane operator series

ABB’s Eye on Automation for Container Handling

  27 Mar 2018

Uno Bryfors, Senior Vice President of ABB Ports, has explained why automation, remote operation and digitalization are bringing benefits to the container handling industry

ABB’s Eye on the Industry: Mega-Age Container Terminals

  06 Mar 2018

ABB has presented its view on the future of the container handling industry in a PTI interview featuring Uno Bryfors

ABB Contracted for Shore-to-Ship Power in Canada

  31 Aug 2017

ABB has been awarded a contract by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to provide a technology solution that will enable power to be supplied from the shore to ships berthing at the Global Container Terminal (GCT) Deltaport

New Video: ABB’s Automation in Action at LBCT

  23 Aug 2017

ABB has released a new video exploring the operations at LBCT in Long Beach, California, the first fully-automated terminal in the US

The Mega-Age: Resolving the Yard Challenge

To avoid becoming a bottleneck, the yard needs to be equipped with the right solutions so that it can deliver the required increases in capacity and productivity while providing a cost efficient service for both waterside and landside operations. This is the yard challenge of the mega-age

Update: Digital Container Terminals

We are living interesting times at the dawn of the next industrial revolution: Industry 4.0. How can container terminals be prepared for the era of cyber physical systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services?

Remote Operations: Towards a Digital Revolution in Container Terminals

As the terminal industry is currently implementing automation technologies, increasingly equipped with remote operational capability, at the same time the industry is taking the first steps towards the fourth industrial revolution

Distributing Intelligence in Container Terminals

In adapting to a new maritime landscape, ABB believe operators have to utilise automation and IT solutions in order to safely navigate peaks and troughs

Intelligence: Spreading Through the Hierarchy

Many terminal operators are currently making the necessary investments to meet the challenge of larger ships and the subsequent higher peaks of containers that need to be handled. It is essential to be able to toggle between low activity and high peak periods

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