APS seal Yilport automation deal

  • APS to provide automated gate solutions at four Turkish terminals

APS Technology has successfully gained a contract with Yilport Holdings to provide gate automation and operating solutions for four multipurpose ports it operates in Turkey.

Yilport was the first container terminal in Turkey to implement gate automation when the company installed APS’ gate optical character recognition (OCR) solution at its Gebze facility in 2010.

The port plans to expand on this and improve operational productivity, safety and security by deploying APS solutions across its other cargo facilities in Gebze, E5, Yarmica and Gemlik.

Yilport will also implement APS automated container identification and handoff solutions at the quay using crane OCR at its facilities in Gebze, as well the new Gemport terminal, under construction at Gemlik.

The APS solution will allow Yilport to manage exceptions across all gates and cranes at multiple terminals from one central and remote location in real time.

The solution also provides full support for Yilport’s enterprise reporting.

Brian Shultz, vice president of sales and marketing for APS said: “We are excited to extend our partnership with Yilport. Their use of remote exception management across multiple terminals and multiple nodes is a game changer for the industry.

“Yilport control clerks will be able to manage exceptions across all of their gates and cranes from one central and remote location.”

Speaking about the deal, Sean Pierce, CEO of Yilport said: “We are focused on the continued expansion of the Yilport portfolio of terminals with the aim of being a top 10 global port operator. We will be able to realise this vision by investing heavily in people, facilities, equipment and by employing state-of-the-art technologies.

“APS is a key partner,” he added.

“Their solutions will support our growth through increased automation of our processes and by providing accurate and timely information to all our valued customers. Like our customers, we require the high level of accuracy and dependability that APS can deliver.”

APS, part of the ABB group, is a leading provider of OCR and process automation solutions for marine and intermodal container terminals.

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