The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

ICTSI launches Papua New Guinea terminal, touts automated processes

From Port Technology:

ICTSI South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) has commenced operations at the Lae Tidal Basin (LTB) in Lae, Papua New Guinea, by rolling out the Navis N4 terminal operating system.

SPICT, a subsidiary of global port operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), recently received the go-ahead to begin operations from the PNG […]


Port of Oakland marine terminal re-opens after upgrade

A Port of Oakland marine terminal has re-opened following two months of modernization to improve cargo handling.

The Nutter terminal in Oakland’s Outer Harbor is managed by Everport Terminal Services. It began renovations in November and closed last month to complete improvements that include:

Rebuilt entrance gates for harbor truckers; More than 100 new […]


ICTSI brings more automation to Australian terminal

From a Cargotec news release:

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to provide eight additional automatic stacking cranes (ASC) and related automation for Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd’s (VICT) new terminal in Melbourne, Australia. The terminal is fully owned by the Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI). The equipment is scheduled […]


Tideworks announces automation at Panamian terminal

From a news release titled ‘Tideworks Technology integrates with automatic stacking cranes at Manzanillo International Terminal’:

Tideworks Technology® Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, today announced that Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) Panama has deployed the latest versions of Tideworks’ terminal operating system (TOS) solutions to support its automatic stacking […]


ICTSI streamlines Manila manpower

From Port Strategy:

International Container Terminal Services’ (ICTSI) flagship operation, Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), has implemented a new workforce management system to improve manpower deployment.

The new Microster Workforce Management Solution aims at optimizing “employee rostering”, enhancing the workforce environment, and improving management’s decision-making abilities.

ICTSI says Microster has advanced capabilities such as accessing […]


DP World Australia Expedites Navis N4 Upgrades

From Marine Link:

Navis, the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, has announced that DP World Australia has reached another major milestone. The three terminals, Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne, utilized automated testing to complete three Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) upgrades in rapid succession, further standardizing and centralizing DP […]


ICTSI terminal on Black Sea goes live with terminal operating system

Tideworks Technology has announced that the Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) has successfully deployed Tideworks’ Mainsail Vanguard as its new terminal operating system (TOS).

In addition, BICT, located in Adjara, Georgia on the Black Sea and operated by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), has installed Forecast, Tideworks’ port community web portal, and Traffic Control, […]


DP World Australia employs new Terminal Operating System in Melbourne

From an industry news release:

Navis, a global technology company that manages the movement of cargo through terminals, has announced that DP World Australia has reached a major milestone, completing Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) upgrades on three of four planned DP World sites. DP World Sydney, DP World Fremantle and, now, DP World […]


APS Technology to install Gate OCR at Hutchison’s Mexican container terminals

Automated Gate System camera

APS Technology has announced that it will install its Automated Gate System optical character recognition (OCR) solution at two container terminals in Mexico.

The system will be installed at terminals in the Ports of Manzanillo and Veracruz, both operated by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), and will automate the container identification process […]


Haifa port: 2010 was a record breaking year

Haifa Port

Haifa port, one of Israel’s main maritime gateway and main hub ports in the eastern Mediterranean, announced last week that the port handled TEU 1,263,552in 2010, a record breaking figure in container handling.

The port expects 2011 to be another record breaking year due to the full integration of the Carmel terminal […]


Liverpool’s straddle carrier solution

Liverpool straddle carrier

The Royal Seaforth Container Terminal at the Port of Liverpool, has invested in a real time location system for its fleet of 34 straddle carriers.

The modular G-POS package allows each straddle carrier to report its location in real time, issuing automatic Job Step reports and allowing the Terminal Operating System to […]


Sri Lanka port handles record four million containers

Colombo port volumes hit a new record of four million containers Tuesday supported by strong growth in both transshipment and import-export cargo, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said in a statement.

The number of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers handled by the port is up 20 percent so far this year from a […]


Ports strive to enhance operational efficiency

India's largest private port is implementing surveillance of workers and terminal operating systems.

A port executive said, “The object is ultimately to have a web based system wherein operators do not have to come to the port for anything.”

Another aspect that has proved a boon is the Security & Surveillance System being installed in […]


Tideworks Introduces Next Generation Terminal Operating System

Tideworks Technology®, Inc., a leading provider of full-service terminal management which shares a parent company with SSA Marine, today announced Mainsail Vanguard, its next generation terminal operating system (TOS). … The product incorporates existing functionality currently available in Tideworks’ Mainsail Terminal Management System. Future releases will include expanded capabilities to handle all cargo types as […]


Analysis of Terminal Operators and West Coast ports

The leader in container port software is Navis, which is owned by Zebra Enterprise Solutions, which services over 400 ports worldwide. Cosmos was started by an Antwerp services company. Carrix is the parent company of SSA Marine and Tideworks Technology. SSA Marine is the largest U.S. owned, and privately held, marine terminal operator in the […]