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Kalmar SmartPath

Improve efficiency at your terminal by smarter job assignments

Kalmar SmartPath, when combined with Navis Prime Route, improves efficiency at your terminal by using location-based job assignments. Equipment is automatically assigned to the closest job, which reduces driving distances and fuel consumption, and speeds up your operations. And because container-handling time is reduced, equipment is more quickly available to carry out the next job.

Optimized job assignment for each piece of equipment

SmartPath wirelessly transmits the equipment’s position to the terminal operating system (TOS), which can then optimize job assignment for each piece of equipment based on its location.

Dynamic geographical boundaries, geofences, around a target location and the equipment are used to trigger messages that allow the TOS to identify the appropriate job and optimize assignments depending on the required process flow.

Additionally, an automated job stepping feature is available that advances the next job, so the driver doesn’t have to find out for themselves.

Put simply, with more efficient workflows you can handle more containers per hour. And because SmartPath also improves handling accuracy and speed, you can maximize the availability and productivity of your equipment.


Features and options



  • Fewer human errors

  • Increased equipment availability

  • Reduced unladen travel when combined

    with Navis Prime Route


  • Automated job stepping – trucks

  • Automated job stepping – straddle carriers

  • Automated job stepping – shuttle carriers


  • ‘In position’ events for vehicles

  • Automated job dispatch progress

  • Truck operator user interface


  • Kalmar onboard processor

  • GPS, DGPS, LPR location technology

TraPac, USA

With the combination of different automation technologies and customization based on terminal layout, Kalmar ensured space is used effectively and capacity is optimised at TraPac.

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Malta Freeport

Malta Freeport Terminals’ 189 million euro investment program has resulted in its increasing popularity as a Mediterranean transshipment hub. The port relies on Kalmar SmartPath to maximize the efficiency of its terminal tractor operations.

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DP World London Gateway

Kalmar automation solutions are at the heart of DP World London Gateway. With a final annual capacity of 3.5 million TEU, it focuses on automation to deliver optimum productivity and reduced operational costs.

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DP World Brisbane

DP World and Kalmar’s cooperation has made the Port of Brisbane one of the most highly automated facilities in the world. Automation will enable an increase in the terminal’s annual capacity, from 600,000 to 900,000 TEU, as well as improved customer service.

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