TBA’s Virtual Training: A Big Success in 2013


Netherlands-based TBA delivered training to more than 10 virtual terminal planning initiatives in 2013 and achieved impressive results to boot.

Planners at terminals located across the world showed significant increases in productivity and efficiency following the completion of each program, TBA said in a statement.

Due to the unique set-up of the training, the actual performance per planner can be measured, as well as his own achievement during the training. As the graph below shows the difference per planner is significant.

During the training, in which the planners use their day-to-day working environment (SPARCS, or N4), planners get to see the results of their plans in a simulated terminal that mimics reality (see top right). The improvements in planning can be seen in the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), such as berth productivity, quay crane productivity, or truck turn time, for each virtual terminal.

TBA is a leading international provider of consultancy and software. Its product and service portfolio concentrates on marine terminals and intermodal container terminals. TBA’s current clients include all major terminal operators worldwide and many local port operators.

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