TOS: Key Asset for Terminals
The Terminal Operating System (TOS) of a container terminal forms the heart of the terminal operation. It keeps track of all container positions in the stack and it handles large quantities of information. It decides, using a number of control strategies, on container grounding locations and equipment deployment and dispatching. Implementing a new TOS is a high impact activity for any terminal and, as the system change happens while the terminal is in operation and needs to continue performing, it is essential that problems are kept to an absolute minimum.
CONTROLS Emulation Tool
By acting as a 'virtual terminal' to which the TOS is connected, CONTROLS enables a TOS to be tested before go-live to prevent start-up problems, and to be tuned to specific characteristics of the terminal's operation to deliver its full potential. Furthermore, the TOS operators can be trained in isolation from the real operation to facilitate key learning experiences without hindering to terminal operations.