– We anticipate the deployment of ContainerTrac’s PDS at OICT will have significant impact on improving the efficiency of our operations, said SSA Containers President Ed DeNike. – The ability to accurately capture the placement and movement of containers in our seaport locations is increasingly important, especially with ever-growing volumes and our ongoing commitment to port security. ContainerTrac has presented a unique and innovative solution that can deliver cost effective results in the field, and we’re excited to begin our migration to its PDS.
ContainerTrac’s PDS enables automated position identification to facilitate immediate retrieval of containers while they are in densely stacked seaport and rail facilities. There is a significant science and engineering gap between the accuracy of identification systems at the gate and the accuracy of those same systems as positioning solutions in the yard. ContainerTrac’s patented PDS solution gives yard operators the ability to automate the inventorying function which, until now, has required manual support.
– We are excited to launch our new PDS solution with market leader SSA Terminals, said Larry Henry, CEO of ContainerTrac. – We are confident this deployment will greatly increase the efficient flowthrough of containers for SSA Terminals, as well as improve overall homeland security. In addition, we’re eager to demonstrate to the industry that tight integration with the SSATerminals/Tideworks’ TOS will vastly improve the asset visibility and management of terminal operations.”
SSA Marine, a subsidiary of Carrix, Inc., is the largest U.S. owned, and the largest privately held container terminal operator and cargo handling company in the world, handling approximately 22 million container TEUs per year. The nearly 60-year-old company serves more than 120 locations worldwide, including port operations throughout the U.S. as well as internationally in Panama, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Canada, Vietnam, South Africa and New Zealand.
Tideworks is the leading provider of cost-effective, reliable software solutions for growing terminal operations and shipping lines worldwide. The company helps more than 23,000 users at nearly 70 facilities run their operations more efficiently and profitably. From optimized equipment utilization to faster turn times, Tideworks works at every step of terminal operations to maximize productivity and customer service.
ContainerTrac serves the seaport and rail industries by providing a fully automated, cell-level accurate, in-yard container Position Detection System (PDS). ContainerTrac’s PDS accurately captures the placement and movement of containers, under all yard configurations, by overcoming the technical challenges of heavy metal, densely packed container environments. ContainerTrac was venture funded in 2005 by the Pacific Mezzanine Fund (Orinda, CA) and is based in Emeryville, CA.