Automating an existing RTG terminal is a large-scale project that requires deep expertise, careful planning, a capacity for wide-ranging systems integration and the ability to consider numerous factors beyond the technical implementation. Operating an automated terminal requires a thorough change of business processes as well as new skillsets for the people operating the terminal. One
way to successfully address these issues is a stepwise approach in converting the terminal from traditional manual operation to automation.
Automated RTG's are suitable for the same types of terminals as manually operated rubber-tyred gantry cranes. The main reasons to choose an RTG setup compared to other terminal concepts include simplicity as well as relatively low capital…