TBA has delivered its second successful SPARCS training initiative using its proven virtual terminal tool at DP World’s Embraport terminal in Santos, Brazil.
The training initiative, which aims to improve productivity and efficiency, allowed terminal planners to accurately measure the success of proposed changes to the terminals operational set up over a three-week period.
Due to the built-in iteration of the virtual tool, planners could measure whether the terminal’s capabilities improved without risking such actions during real-time. A comparison of each action is shown in the graph below, where productivity at berth can be seen to rise by as much as 30 percent.
During the training, in which planners used their day-to-day working environment (SPARCS, or N4), planners got to see the results of their plans in a simulated terminal that mimics reality (see below).
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.