(Whitepaper) The Path to Automation RTG Terminals: Converting to AutoRTG

  Edition Online

(Whitepaper) The Path to Automation RTG Terminals: Converting to AutoRTG

Timo Alho, Tommi Pettersson and Miikka Haapa-aho, Kalmar

View in full: (Whitepaper) The Path to Automation RTG Terminals: Converting to AutoRTG
Read the full article

This white paper describes the possibilities and processes of converting a rubber tyred gantry crane (RTG) terminal to an automated operation (Kalmar AutoRTG).

Increasing the automation level of a terminal with products that automate a single part of the operation or the whole process is recognised as the next step towards improving performance at today’s container terminals. The benefits of automation include lower operational costs as well as improved terminal productivity, capacity, safety and security. 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.

Besides the actual automated system, there is also extensive change management within the entire organisation of the terminal, as 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. In this paper, we examine several of these topics, ranging from the financial impact of automation to terminal and infrastructure design, as well as organisational considerations.

  Edition Online      Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus

I already have a Free Member Account

   Remember Me

Lost password?

Free Members Account Registration

Please register for a free members account to access all free content.
Once registered, you will not have to re-enter your details to download free papers.
Please note: You will receive an activation code via email. If you do not receive this email straight away, please check your spam folder.

I would like to:

 I consent to Port Technology International collecting and storing my data from this form.
By submitting your details, you are accepting these Terms & Conditions and agreeing to our Privacy and Cookies policies. You can opt out of these communications at any time.

Register for a Full Paid Members Account

Click here to choose from 3 membership packages and access over 1,700 technical papers.

Purchase a Premium Membership