Port Solutions has a group of terminal operations management and port consultants to review, improve and manage change at all type of port and cargo terminal operation. Particular value is offered for creating and reviewing terminal design and operational concepts for new-build and port renovation projects.
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Port Solutions have seasoned expertise in all types of cargo and port operations, we deploy a selection of consulting tools to understand your business – from flow charts to staff questionnaires. We can deliver a holistic understanding, through Business Process Mapping, of how your business works and – more importantly – identify areas for improvement and evolve a suitable business solution.
Port Solutions have designed technology solutions across the port industry, from coal to containers to cars. The solution to deliver improvements usually involves a combination of products, services and methods, including:
Software – Terminal Operating Systems (TOS/TMS), Gate Operating Systems (GOS), SCADA, Security/ISPS, Access Management, Vessel Traffic Systems (VTS), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Port Community Systems (PCS), Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), Resource Management and Scheduling, Berth Scheduling, Management Report and Business Intelligence (BI), KPI dashboards, Port Community Systems (PCS) and more…
Hardware – Radio Data Terminals (RDT/HHT/VMT), Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID), Differential GPS (DGPS), Optical Character Recognition (OCR), CCTV, human biometrics and more…
Infrastructure – Wireless networks, 3G (GPRS) networks, narrowband RF and more…
Procurement – reviewing and guiding clients in selecting correct software solutions, either off-the-shelf or custom-made, is a vital service to ensure specifications are accurately constructed and supplier deliverables are contracted robustly.
This typically includes staff training on new solutions, re-shaping of work processes and job roles, management of re-skilling and staff capability assessments, to ensure that the chosen improvement benefits are fully delivered through the people, always an operation’s most valuable asset.
Any port or terminal consultancy, design or business change project can have many facets of technology, business and staff requirements that must weave together efficiently to deliver the project. The design and management of this, through realistic and persistent project management is a key Port Solutions skill, and we are PRINCE2 certified to deliver compliant projects.