TERMINALCONTROL records all administrative data related to the terminal operations and follows up the operations in real time. The application is used to register administrative information related to cargo and vessels, trucks and trains coming to the terminal, as well as for the follow up of the actual operations, both on the waterside and on the landside.
The cargo that is expected at the terminal, containers and non-containerised cargo, is registered in the form of orders. Depending on the nature of the cargo, different details may need to be recorded. The system also records planned vessel and train arrivals. Truckers can make use of the pre-announcement functionality to pre-register their visit to the terminal and speed up the actual gate procedures.
The yard visualisation & planning module will ensure that cargo received at the terminal is automatically planned to a yard location, based on the configurable business rules. Furthermore, the exact yard situation is visualised both in a 2D and 3D graphical overview. The execution of the planned moves is taken care of by the integrated equipment control module, which sends instructions to the available equipment drivers. The system supports all types of cargo handling equipment and terminal layouts.
The stowage planning module allows the terminal to plan the loading of container vessels and trains, based on the incoming stowage plan, pre-stow information and the position of cargo on the yard. The resulting load plan will then also result in move instructions being sent to equipment drivers.
The invoicing of the various operations is automated through the connected billing module. This module allows the terminal to flexibly enter and maintain all tariffs, and to generate invoices based on these rates and on the actual operations without any need for manual data entry or other manual interventions.