TBA

TBA

Container Terminal Simulation & Emmulation allows Ports to Optimise Operations

TBA (www.tba.nl) is a leading international provider of port planning and port operations optimization consultancy. Its product and service portfolio concentrates on marine containers terminals and intermodal terminals. TBA’s current clients include most major Global terminal operators, as well as many local port operators. TBA is headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands with a USA office in Tampa, Florida (United States).

TBA’s mission is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of client facilities and operations through analysis assistance and decision support. TBA provides innovative methods to analyze, visualize, design, and optimize client’s facilities, processes and operations. We create long-term value for clients and their shareholders with state-of-the-art solutions.

TBA has worked on over 500 projects, including the design and improvement of over 100 terminals in over 40 countries spanning six continents, ranging from 50,000 TEU to 9 million TEU in annual throughput. Our studies have included all equipment available on the market, RTGs, Straddle Carriers, RMGs or Automated RMGs (ASCs), AGVs, Automated Lifting Vehicles, Shuttle Carriers, Terminal Trucks, Forklifts, Empty Handlers, and many more. TBA performs studies for detailed conceptual planning for truck gates, terminal layouts, handling systems, quay crane concepts, operating strategies, TOS evaluations, and others. TBA partners with other firms as needed.

Project experience includes key port development projects in Europe (Antwerp, London and Rotterdam), the Middle East (Jebel Ali terminals and Khalifa terminal), North America (innovative developments in the ports of Los Angeles / Long Beach, New York/New Jersey and Virginia) and port development in Oceania (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne).

We work for 8 out of the 10 major global terminal operators such as Hutchison (ECT Rotterdam, Thamesport, Port of Felixstowe, Euromax Rotterdam), APM Terminals (Mumbai, Bremerhaven, Pelepas, Algeciras, Virginia, Rotterdam, Aarhus), DP World (Sydney, Jebel Ali, Brisbane, Antwerp, London, Southampton, New York, Melbourne) and HHLA (CTA, CTB and CTT Hamburg).

TBA has been involved in the majority of the most innovative terminal design projects globally over the last 10 years. Aside from working on terminal-specific projects, we are the go-to expert for the evaluation of innovative new handling concepts for a number of major operators as well as equipment manufacturers.

TBA’s simulations have proven to be accurate within a bandwidth of +/- 5%, compared to real operations in practice. Especially in comparison to spreadsheet calculations, we distinguish ourselves as being more accurate, and therefore, leading to results that can be trusted.

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Virtual Reality TOS Training

Even the best TOS can not control a terminal without well trained operators. TBA uses CONTROLS as a Training Tool. This enables the user to interact with a “virtual terminal” by means of emulation; this allows the user to learn and...

Container Terminal Design: Early Assistance in Design and Redesign Processes

Container Terminal development projects have strategic importance. Many decisions have to be made about layout design, control algorithms, and equipment numbers and characteristics. Simultaneously, time and cost budgets need to be considered...

Trafalquar: Strategic Terminal Development

Efficient Capital Expenditure As container volumes increase, port and container terminal operators realise that their key resources, such as quays, quay cranes, and storage space, are inadequate for new situations. Then terminal operators are...

Yard Crane Scheduler: Optimising Yard Crane Workflow

At RTG and RMG-operated terminals, the yard cranes are a key driver for productivity. Quay cranes and terminal trucks depend on a flow of containers being handled by the yard cranes. However, many terminals experience difficulty in managing their...

CONTROLS: Advanced Terminal Emulation for TOS testing

The Terminal Operating System (TOS) of a container terminal forms the heart of the terminal operation. It keeps track of all container positions in the stack and it handles large quantities of information. It decides, using a number of control...

TimeSquare: In-Depth Container Terminal Simulation

Detailed System Design Operators of new container terminals, or those wanting to expand current facilities, can select stack systems and prime movers from a wide variety of available solutions. Each of these options requires a design based on...

TEAMS - Control System for Automated Container Terminals

Automation of terminal operations holds many promises: cheaper and safer operations, less emissions, and better infrastructure utilization. Most importantly, automation should guarantee an exemplary performance and a stable operation. However,...

Business Process Improvement

Much of a terminal's expenditures depend on several variables that include equipment, associated labour deployment, and equipment efficiency. Over the years, TBA has performed many business process improvement studies at container terminals....


Virtual Reality TOS Training

Even the best TOS can not control a terminal without well trained operators. TBA uses CONTROLS as a Training Tool. This enables the user to interact with a “virtual terminal” by means of emulation; this allows the user to learn and...

Container Terminal Design: Early Assistance in Design and Redesign Processes

Container Terminal development projects have strategic importance. Many decisions have to be made about layout design, control algorithms, and equipment numbers and characteristics. Simultaneously, time and cost budgets need to be considered...

Trafalquar: Strategic Terminal Development

Efficient Capital Expenditure As container volumes increase, port and container terminal operators realise that their key resources, such as quays, quay cranes, and storage space, are inadequate for new situations. Then terminal operators are...

Yard Crane Scheduler: Optimising Yard Crane Workflow

At RTG and RMG-operated terminals, the yard cranes are a key driver for productivity. Quay cranes and terminal trucks depend on a flow of containers being handled by the yard cranes. However, many terminals experience difficulty in managing their...

CONTROLS: Advanced Terminal Emulation for TOS testing

The Terminal Operating System (TOS) of a container terminal forms the heart of the terminal operation. It keeps track of all container positions in the stack and it handles large quantities of information. It decides, using a number of control...

TimeSquare: In-Depth Container Terminal Simulation

Detailed System Design Operators of new container terminals, or those wanting to expand current facilities, can select stack systems and prime movers from a wide variety of available solutions. Each of these options requires a design based on...

TEAMS - Control System for Automated Container Terminals

Automation of terminal operations holds many promises: cheaper and safer operations, less emissions, and better infrastructure utilization. Most importantly, automation should guarantee an exemplary performance and a stable operation. However,...

Business Process Improvement

Much of a terminal's expenditures depend on several variables that include equipment, associated labour deployment, and equipment efficiency. Over the years, TBA has performed many business process improvement studies at container terminals....







CONTROLS

Emulation of Terminal Control Software

TEAMS

Real-time control for advanced terminal operations

TIMESQUARE

Design and evaluation of yard handling systems

TRAFALQUAR

Strategic terminal development

YARD CRANE SCHEDULER

The right place at the right time. Every time.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

Payback within a year

TERMINAL DESIGN

A proven appraoch in over 500 projects

TOS Implementation Support

For a successful go-live

White Paper: Gamification “Reshaping Global Economy”

  3 hours ago

A new white paper rearticulates gamification in the collective imagination from a futuristic conception to a key facet of the technological revolution

Friday Focus: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

  17 Mar 2017

This Friday PTI is focusing on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which has already started, as mobile supercomputing, AI, robotisation, autominous systems and neuro-technological brain enhancements are developing at exponential speed and changing the world around us. But what change will the shipping industry face?

Port of Antwerp Opens Training Centre

  08 Feb 2017

Indian port professionals who follow courses given in Mumbai by APEC, the Port of Antwerp training centre, can now benefit from a purpose-built training facility

Port Academy Launches in Singapore

  23 Jan 2017

Jurong Port has launched a new academy costing almost USD$3 million and located at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability (e2i) in the heart of Jurong Gateway in Singapore

New Decision Making Product Unveiled

  23 Jan 2017

Friday June 20 saw the Smart Cities & Smart Ports Conference take place in Madrid, Spain and the Spanish port engineering company, Siport21, were there to unveil a new product

chainPORT’s Digital Revolution Progresses

  23 Jan 2017

chainPORT, a multilateral partnership of port authorities, is aiming to mitigate investments in physical assets and encourage digitalisation after deciding its 2017 objectives

PTI Event Speaker: Yvo Saanen, TBA

  23 Jan 2017

PTI is proud to announce Dr. Yvo Saanen, Commercial Director and Founder (1996) of TBA, as a speaker for the upcoming Terminal Automation & Training C-Level Networking Conference taking place 19 - 20th April 2017 in London

New Crane VR Unveiled

  01 Dec 2016

GlobalSim unveils crane and material handling simulation virtual reality platform at I/ITSEC conference

PTI Releases Conference Delegates List

  30 Nov 2016

The PTI conference is providing networking opportunities and is focusing on key issues surrounding port industry automation and training sectors

NY-NJ in Ground Breaking Port Training

  09 Nov 2016

A crane operations simulator is the new brainchild of the Port of New York and New Jersey

Next Generation Training Tools

Whether it is a terminal truck driver, a hatch clerk, a vessel planner, or a shift manager; all contribute to a smooth and productive operation, and are continuously interacting with the various IT systems present in the terminal

2016 Update: Dry Bulk Terminal Capacity Planning

In 2012, the international seaborne trade for dry bulk cargo continued to grow: an overall growth of 5.7 percent, within which was a 7.2 percent increase rate for major bulks. Unlike other types of terminals (e.g. container terminals, general cargo terminals), for dry bulk terminals it is important to distinguish if they are export or import terminals. Because of the differences in objectives (i.e. export or import dry bulks), an export bulk terminal is designed rather differently from an import bulk terminal

2016 Update: Maritime Sector Logistics 4.0

The steam engine. Electricity. Automation. The Internet of Things: these 4 terms describe the evolution of industrial progress in roughly the last 2 eras. The Internet of Things – also addressed as the fourth wave in industrial development, or as the ‘digitisation’ of industry – offers various opportunities to the port sector.

Bringing Training To The Terminal Industry

TBA's vision is to improve the cost efficiency and productivity of container and bulk terminals world-wide through consultancy and software, in this paper the Managing Director, Yvo Saanen, discusses the training of staff of maritime terminals, ranging from truck drivers, dispatchers, and planners, to shift managers and terminal management. A large portfolio of different types of training has been developed, to suit the needs of the market.

AGV Versus Lift AGV Versus ALV

It is a recurring question in the planning of automated terminals: what is the ‘best’ mode of horizontal transportation? For many, horizontal transportation is seen as one of the most complex components of terminal robotisation, and this is right in my view. The question we aim to answer in this article is: What is the most costeffective automated transportation system, with the today available technology?

The Journey of CONTROLS: DP World Antwerp

TBA is proudly celebrating ‘10 years CONTROLS’. In a series of articles, The Journey of CONTROLS will take you around the world, bringing you to various terminals who are using emulation and sharing their stories. In this second episode, we will write about the usage of CONTROLS at DP World (DPW) Antwerp

Entering the Maritime Sector: Logistics 4.0

The steam engine. Electricity. Automation. The Internet of Things: these 4 terms describe the evolution of industrial progress in roughly the last 2 eras. The Internet of Things – also addressed as the fourth wave in industrial development, or as the ‘digitisation’ of industry – offers various opportunities to the port sector

TBA: The Journey of Controls

Paper covers the development of pioneering TBA design

New Paper: Innovation and process optimisation drive success

The Ports of Auckland operates New Zealand’s largest container port. The terminals are situated in the heart of Auckland and hence have the largest consumer market in the country on their doorstep. TBA and Auckland work together...

How to Boost Terminal Operations with TOS Plug-ins

How 'plug-ins' can optimise TOS operations and fill the gaps left where operators are left to make complex decisions in little time

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Tel: +31644078022
Email: Bert.de.groot@tba.nl
Website: www.tba.nl
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