Increase capacities, minimise costs, guarantee high quality and safety – these are the things that the terminal operator must do to remain competitive at the dawn of this new millennium. The goal is clear: efficient, cutting-edge logistics systems are in demand. The terminal design must not only meet current requirements but must also allow for expansion options in future.
To plan an efficient, cutting-edge logistics system, a wide variety of parameters – such as the overheads of a specific location, cargo vessel sizes, shipping schedules, stack data and space availability – need to be taken into consideration. How many Mobile Harbour Cranes are required? How many transport vehicles? How can the production throughput times be reduced through automation? How can the storage capacities in an existing terminal be increased without expanding? How can a terminal operator achieve maximum performance?
The key to success lies in a holistic planning approach to achieve optimum interaction of equipment, work processes, software and manpower. A large range of factors must be determined and evaluated for the terminal/port prior to the first cut of the spade. Professional port and terminal planning is a long-term, complex process. It is precisely for this reason that partners are required with the capability to master proven and new technologies, and to customise these technologies to meet the individual requirements of a terminal.
Based on decades of experience in the development of cutting-edge port logistics products, proven technology combined with state-of-the-art, computer-based planning tools, and groundbreaking ideas, Gottwald offers its customers consulting and support in developing a concept and design for terminals of any size.
Whether a major terminal, inland port or train terminal, whether
we work out overall solutions for entire ports and terminals in close association with our customers to meet individual demands and comply with requests. Within this complex series of procedures, Gottwald Port Technology provides comprehensive project management, from the beginning of the planning stage to the final on-site acceptance and beyond.
When selecting their equipment, terminal operators can select from a broad portfolio of dedicated Gottwald products ranging from Harbour Cranes and Wide Span Gantries to automated system solutions for container transport and storage and suitable software. Our holistic, neutral consulting proposals naturally also take into account equipment that is not part of our product portfolio.