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Automated Straddle terminal

The ease of automation

With only a single piece of equipment required for the automation of your quay, stack and landside operations, realizing an automated straddle terminal can be simple, low-risk and achieved within a short timeframe.

Automation can streamline your operations and make them even more competitive, and also has a positive impact on your terminal operations overall. Other significant benefits include longer servicing intervals and the virtual elimination of lost-time injuries. You can also avoid the need for road markings and nighttime lighting.

  • All-in-one automation 

An automated straddle carrier terminal combines stacking and transportation capabilities.

Straddle carrier operations are typically suited for medium-sized terminals. When increased volumes require a higher stacking density, the automated straddle carriers can still provide transportation to an automated stacking crane. This also makes the straddle carriers suited for use in larger facilities where ASCs are deployed.

You can achieve the transition from a manual to an automated straddle carrier terminal without any temporary drop in capacity and throughput. We can future-proof straddle carriers during manufacturing by configuring them for both manual and fully automated operation, giving you the freedom to move towards automation at your own pace.

The automated straddle carrier terminal is based on state-of-the-art vehicle navigation controls and our advanced equipment control system TLS. This intelligent technology makes the automated straddles the most flexible way to realize an automated terminal.


Terminal conversion

Although automation is more straightforward at greenfield terminals, it is possible to convert existing – or brownfield – terminals to partial or full automation.

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HHLA, CTB, Germany

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Europe Container Terminals (ECT)

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