APS lands contract for APM Los Angeles terminal
APS technology Group, which provides container tracking technology for seaport terminals, has been awarded a contract for the Maersk-affiliated APM Terminals at the Pier 400 facility in Los Angeles.
APM Terminals will use APS Crane OCR systems, which will automatically confirm the container load and discharge movements on each of the 14 ship-to-shore cranes at the terminal.
APS said that for the first time, the Crane OCR system will be integrated with a Position Detection System (PDS) from Sattel of Australia. As containers are identified, the information will go into the Sattel system, which associates a container with the identification system of the PDS-equipped yard truck waiting under the crane. Sattel will than put that data into the associated NAVIS SPARCS planning system used to for validation versus the load/discharge lists.