Tecon Santos, one of South America's largest container terminals, managed by Santos Brasil selected OPUS - TOS (Terminal Operating System) software from CyberLogitec, a South Korean company specializing in technological operational solutions for logistics terminals.
The new system, chosen for its simplicity of integration with new technologies, allows the terminal to leverage cutting-edge technologies like OCR (Optical Character Recognition), remotely operated equipment, Digital Twin simulations and artificial intelligence.
Furthermore, it consolidates the operation using real-time data, delivering reliable data to the Company's Operational Control Center.
"It is a tool that allows for more modern management of the full operation, integrating digital technologies, machinery and people. We have greater agility and precision in daily decision-making, reducing waste and increasing the terminal's efficiency," stated Ricardo Miranda, chief technology officer at Santos Brasil.
The migration to the new platform, which was also conducted at Tecon Vila do Conde, administered by the Company in Barcarena (PA), began in April 2021 and entailed the mobilization of teams from both terminals for training and adaptation to Santos Brasil's activities.
The TOS modification is part of over R$40 million (US$8 million) investment in the upgrading of software and equipment that will allow for better use of digital technologies in terminal design and operation, allowing them to service customers more quickly.
Investments in technology and systems occur concurrently with investments in infrastructure and equipment Santos Brasil has been making in its terminals. The amount of R$120 million (around US$25 million) is being invested in Vila do Conde in expansion works and the purchase of new equipment, with the purpose of increasing the terminal's capacity by almost 40%, of 217,000 TEUs/year to 300,000 TEUs/year.
At Tecon Santos, Santos Brasil acquired two state-of-the-art portainers and eight electric E-RTGs, which are part of the terminal's expansion and modernization project, which will have capacity increased from 2.4 million TEUs/year to 2.6 million TEUs/year in 2023 and 3 million TEUs/year in 2031.