Container terminal operator, Termont Montréal Inc. (Termont) has confirmed an order with Kalmar that will see its cargo-handling equipment fleet upgraded with a suite SmartPort process automation solutions.
Termont is based at the Port of Montréal where it operates the Maisonneuve terminal which has been running for over 25 years and handles in excess of 500,000 TEU of containerised cargo per year. The company’s new Viau terminal, also in Montreal, provides additional space to accommodate customer growth. Termont’s fleet of cargo-handling equipment includes rubber-tyred gantry cranes, front end loaders and terminal tractors.
Julien Dubreuil, general manager, Termont, commented: “Particularly during situations like the current pandemic, the ability to remotely access real-time and historical equipment data is invaluable. SmartMap, for example, will give us clear visibility over what our machines are doing between jobs and therefore help us identify where we can make improvements in operator training. Furthermore, we have been using the Navis N4 terminal operating system for some time, and now have the opportunity to automate a number of data collection functions to improve operator productivity, safety, and data accuracy.”
The order comprises a range of Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions which will be implemented across the entire cargo-handling equipment fleet.
John Scott, vice president, automation sales Americas, Kalmar, aded: “Kalmar SmartPort solutions help terminal operators be more efficient, to see the big picture, think on their feet, reduce complexity and make smarter decisions that boost efficiency. During the evaluation process Termont had the opportunity to visit Kalmar’s existing customers to learn about their experiences and to benchmark existing processes.”