FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Abu Dhabi Terminals, Dalosy Industrial Systems
sign contract for Khalifa Port
DIS will supply ADT with Gate and Waterside automation systems for
Khalifa Port, the first semi-automated container terminal in the region
Abu Dhabi, 26th September 2011 - Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) and Dalosy Industrial Systems (DIS) signed a contract for the delivery of the Gate Control System for Khalifa Port at the TOC Container Supply Chain Middle East Conference & Exhibition in Dubai this morning.
The container terminal at Khalifa Port is scheduled for opening in 4th quarter 2012. It will be the region’s first semi-automated facility, and includes a fully automated gate process that ensures truck turnaround time significantly faster than seen today.
The Gate System supports the fully automated gate process. It includes key items such as Active RFID [Radio-Frequency Identification], OCR [Optical Character Recognition] Portals, driver pedestals and traffic control equipment. This allows all trucks to be processed by staff at centralized locations, without drivers leaving their vehicles.
For the waterside operations, Crane OCR [Optical Character Recognition] and a Position Detection System tracks every container move, resulting in more accurate and efficient operations. DIS and ADT also entered a 5-year on-site maintenance and support agreement.
“We are proud to support the development of the region’s first semi-automated container terminal.” said Leander de Nooijer, DIS General Manager, and concluded “We are convinced introducing latest technology like Crane OCR and a Position Detection System will contribute to the most efficient operations, increased productivity and reliability. With our new DIS Middle East branch offices opening, we will also follow the project closely in the years to come.”
Martijn Van de Linde, ADT Chief Executive Officer commented: “Khalifa Port is the primary interface to world markets, and it is a cornerstone for Khalifa Industrial Zone and other new businesses. So we are building for the future, and expecting strong growth. We want to make a real difference for our customers – whether they are cargo owners, carriers or logistics operators, and the product suite and on-site maintenance and support from DIS help us meet our ambitious goals.”
Abu Dhabi Terminals currently manages and operates the three leading ports in Abu Dhabi: Mina Zayed, the main gateway for cargo in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; Mina Freeport that caters for smaller vessels, tugs and barges; and Mina Musaffah located in the heart of the industrial area. The diversified portfolio of services includes a dedicated Container Terminal, Container Freight Station, Warehousing, Cold Store and a General Cargo Terminal that is widely regarded as the market leader in the region.
As Abu Dhabi’s main gateway to the global markets, ADT handled more than 520,000 TEU, 5.25 million tons general cargo, 62,000 vehicles and 150,000 passengers on cruise vessels in 2010.
ADT will also manage and operate Khalifa Port when it opens in the 4th quarter of 2012. The port will feature the region’s first semi-automated container terminal, and it is designed to offer best-in-class services to the largest container vessels at the quay side, as well as to cargo owners and truckers on the landside.
Dalosy Industrial Systems (DIS) is a well-established and leading European (Dutch) company within the market of automatic identification. Founded in 2003 and with customers in countries around the globe, DIS provides OCR solutions for a wide range of security and transportation applications.
DIS extinguishes itself by providing a total solution by integrating a range of technology not limited to OCR. This includes Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), biometrics, bar codes, smart cards, Laser and Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS). Solutions compromise of Gate automation packages, fully automated border checks for both waterside & landside leaving only a centralized exception based approach and finally total tracking & tracing solutions.
DIS is a project based company and is dedicated to solving business challenges based on a thorough understanding of each customer’s unique requirements and goals and strives to continuously improve their solutions and services to exceed its customers’ expectations.