Kalmar will deliver Kalmar SmartLane automated gate system to the Port of Liverpool, operated by Peel Ports Group.
The new system will reduce waiting times and administration for hauliers, resulting in faster turnaround.
The implementation is scheduled to be completed by early 2015.
Investment in Kalmar SmartLane automated gate system is part of Peel Port’s package of improvements to port infrastructure.
With the deep-water Liverpool2 expansion due to be open next year, this latest development is set to strengthen the port-side logistics required to support increased cargo volume.
Kalmar SmartLane uses identification technologies to manage gate operations for trucks, ensuring that all containers and trucks are automatically identified before entering or exiting the terminal.
The optical character recognition (OCR) cameras capture the truck registration and container IDs. The OCR technology is provided by Kalmar’s partner APS Technology.
David Huck, Port Director for Peel Ports Liverpool, said: “We operate in an increasingly competitive market and our customers require logistics solutions that reduce costs, carbon emissions and congestion.
Haulier transactions will be fully integrated into our latest terminal operating systems, facilitating secure and efficient visits and minimising turnaround times at our terminals.”
Press Release, July 11th, 2014