A ship arrives in the port, loaded to full capacity with containers. Large cranes unload the containers and lift them onto the shore. Immediately after containers have been unloaded, the ship is reloaded with new containers. The ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam handle hundreds of thousands of containers each week. A logistic masterpiece, in which speed, accuracy and safety play a crucial role.
No standard solutions
Each container terminal is different, and requires specific, customized solutions. In addition, each terminal uses different techniques and communication protocols. ICT Group’s engineers understand these different worlds, but what’s more, they elaborate upon them and make sure they communicate with each other. This is also the case for applications of different suppliers. The engineers know the processes of loading and clearance, and they are constantly in touch with those responsible. The know-how and experience of the people involved is and remains extremely important.
“You can see what your software is doing here. It becomes tangible, and it’s a great sight to see the AGV’s driving around.” Pieter van der Spek, systems architect.