Navis Explores Fully Automated Long Beach Terminal

 18 Jul 2017 09.20am

Navis has produced a video focusing on its involvement with Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT), the first fully-automated container terminal in the US and the cleanest and most environmentally-friendly terminal in the world.

Navis N4 serves as the brains of the automated operations at LBCT, controlling when the container is supposed to move, which piece of equipment is going to move it and where it's going to be moved.

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The terminal features a model zero-emission yard, replacing gear run by diesel with gear powered by electricity and low-emission fuels.

LBCT is completely remotely operated with electric gantry cranes and also features adjacent rail lines that will eliminate thousands of truck trips from the ports on through the warehouse network of the metropolitan area and region of Southern California and beyond.

Watch: How ABB and LBCT Created a Super Terminal

Los Angeles’s Mayor has committed the city-owned ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to publish a plan for zero-emissions trucks and yard equipment.

Further green development has come through the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) after it announced that the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 2.3%.

Technical Paper: Long Beach: Driving the US into the Future

  Automation and Optimisation , Automated Decision Making, Process Automation, TOS and Gate Control Systems, Container Handling, Automation Systems, Ports