Identec Solutions has completed the Reefer Runner installation for 770 reefer points at OPCSA in the Port of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.
As a result, OPCSA will now offer its customers the world’s most developed reefer monitoring and management solution.
OPCSA is one of three terminals in the Port of Las Palmas and has been in operation since 1986 as the first fully independent stevedoring enterprise, developing the first modern container terminal on the island. It remained innovative to increase the handling of the yearly volume of cargo. Local commerce and the town profited from this development.
OPCSA consolidated itself as a point of reference after years of constant evolution, becoming a leading company in the loading/unloading sector, transforming the Port of Las Palmas into a logistics base for South-South and North-South connections.
Today, OPCSA operates the largest and most modern terminal in the Port of Las Palmas, being a strategic enclave for traffic between Europe, Africa and South America, connecting directly with more than 74 ports worldwide.
Because of handling high volumes of containers, it is obvious to use an automated solution for reefer monitoring.
Identec Solutions’s Reefer Runner application does not only allow real-time tracking of reefer data but also provides a seamless interface to the OPCSA TOS (Navis N4) with effortless alarm handling and custom reports based on any data available. In addition, eliminating manual monitoring steps from the process increases efficiency and reduces human error.
“We try to optimise our resources as much as possible, with the aim not only of reducing costs but mainly of satisfying our clients’ immediate needs. Reliable, fast and fully documented reefer handling is important”, says Jorge Nunez Hernández, Project coordinator and TOS administrator at OPCSA.
“Reefer Runner provides also the necessary relief for our experienced staff. We can monitor reefers remotely now. This is crucial as we don’t have to interfere with the vehicles operating in the yard, increasing safety and reducing incidents,” Hernández added.
Continuing to improve efficiency while maintaining flexibility, autonomy and speed, OPCSA is destined to remain competitive and successful. Reefer Runner is an integral step in OPCSA’s quest to increase productivity.
It follows Identec Solutions’s mission to decrease the wastefulness of precious resources worldwide: Reefer Runner guards every refrigerated cargo safely, evading spoiling transported goods and reducing costs for everyone involved in the global supply chain.
This is achieved by 24/7 automated monitoring of all reefers individually, transmitting temperature, humidity and energy consumption data, and raising alarms when necessary. Reefer Runner makes reefer management look easy. Certainly, OPCSA will have a better process for importing and exporting refrigerated cargo, reducing potential claims to a minimum.
In 2013 ICTSI subsidiary TecPlata announced it would install the IDENTEC Solutions RAMS Reefer Asset Management System as part of significant process automation investment at its new Port La Plata facility.