Tideworks Technology, a full-service provider of terminal management and planning software solutions, has announced that Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Panama has deployed the latest versions of Tideworks’ terminal operating system (TOS) solutions to support its automatic stacking cranes (ASCs).
PTI previously reported that Tideworks had been involved with a project at the Baltic Container Terminal in Gdynia, Poland, where its electronic data interchange solution had been installed.
The addition of the ASCs signifies the commencement of automated terminal operations at MIT. Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Company, the cranes provide 12-wide stacking capabilities, allowing MIT to substantially increase yard density.
Michael Schwank, President at Tideworks, said: “This was Tideworks’ first project supporting ASCs, marking a significant milestone for us. We developed several advanced features enabling our products to work seamlessly with ASCs, which opens the door for Tideworks to collaborate with other automated terminals in the future.”
Thomas Rucker, Vice President of Operations at MIT, said: “The combination of features developed by Tideworks will guarantee that these tremendous assets are performing at peak productivity in benefit of the operation and that our yard capacity is optimised.”