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How terminals could improve their gate productivity?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The primary objective of all terminals is to reduce the truck’s waiting time via smoothing the gate activities i.e. to prevent the gate from being a bottleneck. The time spent in waiting to enter the terminal is a consequence for the port/terminal performance.

Introducing KPI’s that could be measured at every step of gate operation with some good visualization of hidden data in the Terminal operating system is one way to improve gate productivity.

There are various steps that are followed in the gate operations and there could be bottlenecks at each level. Be it pre-gate, out-gate or yard-gate, if there are ways to measure them and analyses the reasons for delays, lots can be achieved by just taking some simple improvement steps based on such analysis.

Using a performance measurement tool that could plot trends from historic data hidden in the terminal operating systems with a peek to real-time operations at gate can produce the much required analysis and indicators.

The key to success in performance improvement is how much in real-time can these measurement be made available to people responsible for gate operation and if these measurements are simple to read and can give necessary alerts to those responsible to maintain smooth gate operation.

OneView”- The Business Performance Management will give you the tool to make your decisions faster by giving a real-time visualization of gate performance on a single screen and assist in creating controls and maintaining fluid gate operations.

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Truck Turnaround Time Analysis

The primary objective of all terminals is to reduce the truck’s waiting time via smoothing the gate activities i.e. to prevent the gate from being a bottleneck.The time spent in waiting to enter the terminal is a consequence for the port performance.

Terminal operating systems with an integrated BI solution enable the terminal executive to manage truck and container movements at terminals, which integrate gate, yard and quay operations.

BI Solution designed especially for terminals, with right Dashboards, KPIs and Analytical Cubes will help to analyze collective truck turnaround time which helps in  reducing   truck idling times.

The gate, yard, quay are the most important activity sectors that take place in container terminals.

Gate Sector:

BI tool gives an analysis of gate wise truck turnaround time (in time and out time of  truck), how many containers have been handled by each gate and also gives an alert  if the truck wait time  exceeds from the target wait time .

On a Weekly basis, each terminal reports the average in-terminal truck turn time. The average gate turn time is defined as gate in time to gate out time, in other words, how long the trucker is actually in the terminal. This measure does not include any time spent waiting outside of the gate before entry.

The below dashboard shows truck wait time (Real time) analysis:

Truck wait time01

 

Below dashboard shows Weekly Average Truck Turnaround Time at Gate:

WEEKLY TT

Yard Sector:

BI solution helps to give an analysis of the loading and unloading of containers (full or empty) on terminal trucks in the yard, provide information of container tracking.

Below dashboard shows Truck Turnaround Time at Yard:-

TruckMoves at yard

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