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Monday, 17 February 2014

Yilport chooses APS gate automation and crane OCR

APS Technology Group today announced that Yilport Holding has selected its gate automation and operating solutions for the four multipurpose ports it operates in Turkey, adding that the system will allow control clerks to manage exceptions at multiple terminals from one location.

Yilport will also implement crane OCR (optical character recognition) to automate container identification and handoff at the quay at its facilities in Gebze and at its new terminal under construction in Gemlik.

APS, a member of the ABB Group, says that its solution will allow Yilport to become the first terminal operator in Europe and the Middle East to manage exceptions across all gates and cranes at multiple terminals from one central and remote location in real time.

The terminal operator was the first to implement gate automation in Turkey when it installed APS gate OCR solution at its Gebze facility in 2010.

“We are excited to extend our partnership with Yilport. Their use of remote exception management across multiple terminals and multiple nodes is a game changer for the industry,” said Brian Shultz, vice president of Sales and Marketing for APS. “Yilport control clerks will be able to manage exceptions across all of their gates and cranes from one central and remote location.”

Yilport will deploy APS solutions across its facilities including Gebze, E5, Yarmica and Gemlik.

“We are focused on the continued expansion of the Yilport portfolio of terminals with the aim of being a top 10 global port operator,” said Sean Pierce, CEO of Yilport Holding. “We will be able to realise this vision by investing heavily in people, facilities, equipment and by employing state-of-the-art technologies.”

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