We are delighted to announce that APM Terminals Valencia has successfully implemented Posidonia Radio Hopping to optimize container handling by terminal tractors between the yard and quay. Prodevelop´s solution automates the process of radio channel synchronisation between the Terminal Tractor and Crane, eliminating costly delays incurred from manual intervention from drivers.
Located in the 4th busiest port in Europe, APM Terminals Valencia links North Africa with Europe, acts as a vital a hub for West Africa and Western Europe, and provides a key link with Latin America. The region is connected by road and rail to the rest of Spain and Europe. APM Terminals Valencia has a terminal capacity of 1.4m TEUs, 12 QCS and over 60 terminal tractors. With each new job, the terminal tractor may need to switch to the radio channel used by the appointed crane. The ability for Terminal Tractors to synchronise automatically to the crane’s radio channel is of huge benefit and reduces idle time, helps coordinate the vessel load/discharge process, and improves security to stevedores.
According to Sergio Fernández, Information Technology System Analyst at APM Terminals, Radio Hopping has other benefits as “TOS yard operations are reflected in radio, whilst trucks and radio are under Operations controls”, but one of the most remarkable advantages is “Prodevelop deployed Radio Hopping in just one day”.
In addition to the automatic change of radio channels, Posidonia Radio Hopping provides a Device Manager to maintain and control the list of trucks and radios, it allows radio server integration and API handling, and it is integrated with the TOS for messaging interpretation.
Miguel Montesinos, CEO at Prodevelop, said “Posidonia Radio Hopping is the quickest way to optimise container handling between the yard and quay. We shall continue to evolve the solution further to meet the performance and safety needs of container terminals as they keep up with increasing global trade”.
By deploying Posidonia Radio Hopping, APM Terminals Valencia continues to demonstrate its commitment to cutting-edge technology, whilst also emphasising how the correct partner can make the difference. If you want to know more about our solution, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.