Terminal operating system strengthens PD Ports’ offering to customers

PD Ports has claimed another UK first after the introduction of a cross-platform terminal operating system at Teesport.

Following the successful implementation of the new system across Teesport’s container terminals in 2013, the decision was taken to introduce the Ro-Ro module into the ferry operations the following year.  The system is now integrated and fully operational.

Built by software development company Navis, which specialises in terminal operating systems, the new technology allows Teesport to operate from a single, unified platform across the container, rail and ferry operations.

PD Ports’ award-winning system further strengthens the port’s operational performance, providing real-time information for customers as well as increased productivity with regards to planning and reporting.  More than 70% of containers handled at Teesport can now be tracked to their owner, along with any specific requirements the owner has for their goods.

Frans Calje, PD Ports’ Managing Director Unitised and Portcentric Logistics, said: “Being one of the world’s first ports to implement this system across our entire unitised platform demonstrates our commitment to providing a first class service to our customers and further strengthens our position as a key player in the UK ports sector.

“Our aim is to help our customers be more responsive to the end-user, offering greater visibility and improved turnaround times for goods handled at the port.  This will undoubtedly result in enhanced efficiencies and cost savings in our customer’s supply chains.”