Terminal Operating Systems TERMINALCONTROL™

The TERMINALCONTROL™ Terminal Operating System (TOS) is one of the few in the world that truly supports multi-purpose terminals, handling break-bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, general cargo, roll-on roll-off, and of course container cargo. All in one user-friendly package.

Saab’s solution for terminals consists of a number of independent applications and modules which can run stand-alone or integrated. Each cargo terminal can select those modules that are needed to meet their specific requirements.


Functionality includes:

  • Order management
  • Planning and monitoring of vessel operations
  • Gate operations
  • Yard management
  • Stowage planning
  • Special operations such as stuffing and stripping of containers
  • Invoicing 

Vancouver terminal

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 makes a distinction between discharge & load orders, delivery & receipt orders and special handling orders. The system also records planned vessel and train arrivals and truckers can make use of the pre-announcement functionality to pre-register their visit to the terminal.