Puerto Rico Chooses New Gate System


Leading automation technology provider NASCENT has been chosen to upgrade the gate system at Puerto Rico-based shipping agency Luis A. Ayala Colon Sucrs Inc., according to a statement.

NASCENT says its SYNAPSE AGS 3 system will be at the heart of the drive towards greater efficiency at the Luis A. Ayala Colon container terminal.

In addition, NASCENT’s enVision Imaging and OCR Portals have also been selected to further increase security at the terminal by automatically scanning and identifying cargo moving through the gates.

It has been running NASCENT’s SYNAPSE AGS system since 2006 when it was first implemented for then terminal operator Horizon Lines.

The latest move to modernize the gate system is being undertaken as the Luis Ayala Colon is implementing a newly upgraded terminal operating system (TOS), which is scheduled to go online in the first quarter of 2019.

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Speaking about the announcement, Chris Kete, President, NASCENT Technology, said: “We are honored to have such a long-standing and successful history with the terminal, and we are very excited to continue to work with a forward-thinking company that truly understands and appreciates the value of technology.

“As in the past, this latest round of gate modernization will serve the terminal well for years to come, and the addition of advanced vision technology will help propel the company to even greater levels of efficiency”.

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Hernan F. Ayala-Parsi, President, Luis A. Ayala Colon Sucrs Inc. commented: “We are continually seeking innovations that improve and enhance the service to our customers, and at the same time, make our business more efficient.

“The new state-of-the-art gate system that seamlessly integrates with the new terminal operating system is just a natural evolution in a history of adopting technologies that work to the benefit of our customers”. 

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