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Intelligence: Spreading Through the Hierarchy

Many terminal operators are currently making the necessary investments to meet the challenge of larger ships and the subsequent higher peaks of containers that need to be handled.

It is essential to be able to toggle between low activity and high peak periods. Clearly, container terminals will need to keep on top of productivity under these circumstances in order to stay competitive. In adapting to the new operating environment, automation and information technologies play the key role.

Author(s): Björn Henriksson, Global Technology Manager, ABB Ports, Västerås, Sweden

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