As one of the leading global port groups, PSA International participates in approximately 40 terminals in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas, with flagship operations in PSA Singapore Container terminals and PSA Antwerp. The PSA group currently processes some 190.000 containers per day, which amounted to a total of 68 million TEU in 2016. PSA wanted to standardise its automation for all terminals, which is why they developed an “automation framework”. Part of this framework is an Equipment Control System (ECS), which provides a link from the Terminal Operating System (TOS) to all equipment (cranes e.g.) on the container terminal yard.
ICT Group was selected by PSA to design, build and deploy the ECS system. From 2017, the ECS software will be designed, developed and deployed on terminals in Portugal, Italy, Panama and Antwerp. Further functionality in ECS will be developed during the coming years and deployment on other terminals will continue in the near future.
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