Kalmar, a part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply the Port of Houston public container terminals with a suite of automation solutions for its rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane fleet, located across two sites.
The order, which comprises hardware installation and commissioning as well as system integration, was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q4 order intake, with the work scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.
The Port of Houston handles about two-thirds of all the containerised cargo in the US Gulf of Mexico. The port is implementing the Kalmar SmartMap and Kalmar SmartStack process automation solutions for its fleet of over 100 Konecranes RTGs. The implementation work involves retrofitting and commissioning hardware on the cranes and performing related system integration work to integrate the solutions with the port’s Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
Kalmar says its SmartMap provides real-time and historical visualisation of equipment location and container routing in the yard, while Kalmar SmartStack enables the creation of an automatically updated real-time stack container inventory in the TOS.