Port automation has become increasingly important in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic showed that supply chains can be sensitively affected and is one challenge port operators are facing today as part of the global supply chain and why the demand toward automated port equipment continues to rise.
Technological solutions like the Internet of Things (IoT), computers, robots, and artificial intelligence (AI) are some of the first things that come to mind when
we talk about automation in ports and there is no doubt that they can improve the operations at a container port as well as enhancing the container port
These technologies, correctly implemented, create notable advantages. However, the question remains what do global container businesses gain from
adopting technology to automate port operations?
One answer to such a question is to be more independent and thus to automate cranes. These so-called automated yard cranes (ASC) which could be either rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTG) or rail mounted gantry cranes (RMG) are equipped with state-of-the-art laser measurement systems which will positively affect the container crane business.