TOS case study: improving efficiency in Hamburg and South Vietnam



Realtime Business Solutions Pty Ltd., Parramatta, Australia


In June 2008, Realtime Business Solutions (RBS) successfully implemented their state-of-the-art TOPX-Advance terminal operating system solution at two major  terminals: Eurogate Hamburg Container Terminal in Germany and Saigon Newport Company (SNP) Cat Lai Container Terminal in Vietnam.


Eurogate, the German based container terminal and logistics group has successfully implemented TOPX-Advance in their Hamburg Container Terminal, Germany. TOPX-Advance is a true real-time and state-of-the-art terminal operating system provided by RBS, an Australia-based solution provider for the container handling industry. TOPX-Advance brings to Eurogate, a terminal operating system that has delivered optimal results and increased efficiency to meet their customers’ demands.

Saigon Newport

Saigon Newport Company (SNP), Cat Lai Terminal is the biggest and most modern container terminal in Vietnam, using both state-of-the-art CY and shipside  handling equipment. Cat Lai has a throughput of import – export containers making up over 65 per cent of South Vietnam container volume and over 42 per cent nationwide. The truck receipt/delivery and vessel dispatch activities at Cat Lai terminal play an important role in the import – export trade of South Vietnam and the national economy. Cat Lai terminal expects to reach container throughput of 2.2 million TEUs in 2008.

It has been reported that TOPX-Advance has made a considerable contribution to enhancing the service quality at Cat Lai terminal as well as at the other premises of SNP. It also enables them to track the exact container movements and locations in real time. The average time for inner-terminal container transport has been shortened and it is now half of what it was previously. The average truck delivery/receipt time for containers has been reduced from 1.8 hours per container to less than 1 hour per container.

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