News Release: August 4, 2011
Contact: Clay Kent, +51.951.751.269
APS Technology to Provide Terminal Automation Solutions at Tecon Suape in Brazil
APS brings first crane OCR solution to Brazil; plus automated gate systems providing fast ROI for container terminals
San Diego, CA – APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced today their entry into the Brazilian market with the award of a terminal automation project at Tecon Suape S/A in Recife, Brazil. Tecon Suape, a member of ICTSI Group, is implementing the APS solutions to support volume growth, reduce operational costs and to meet the Customs mandate to install OCR at its gates. Tecon Suape expects to increase their movement capacity to an annual throughput of 1.5 million containers. This project represents the second in Latin America for APS within the ICTSI group, including Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
APS will implement and maintain the solution which includes its fully Automated Gate System, STS Crane OCR and its patented MatchMaker tractor identification solutions to automatically identify containers to improve data accuracy, throughput and security while decreasing overall operating costs. Also included in the project will be two APS software solutions X-Clerk exception management system, which allows OCR misreads to be resolved in near real-time; and SureStow, which compares the planned load events to the actual placement, and notes any deviation from the plan.
“Recife is considered one of the biggest logistics centers in Brazil, and at Tecon Suape we are updating our information technology infrastructure to meet continued volume growth at the terminal,” said Sergio Kano, CEO for Tecon Suape. “We chose APS Technology as our partner because we have the most faith in their approach and they proved to have the most experience in the region,” added Roberta Siqueira, Information Technology Manager.
About Tecon Suape
Tecon Suape is situated in the Port of Suape, Northeast of Brazil. Belonging to the Philippine group ICTSI – International Container Terminal Service Incorporated (www.ictsi.com), TECON SUAPE S/A won a public tender in 2001 for building and operation during a period of 30 years of a container terminal in the Port of Suape, state of Pernambuco, Brazil, and began operations in July 2001. Between 2001 and 2007, TECON SUAPE invested around 80 million dollars in human resources, information technology, equipment, sheds and patios for storing general cargo and containers, which resulted in an increasing and continuous demand of container movement. For more information, visit http://www.teconsuape.com
About APS Technology Group
APS Technology Group is a leading provider of OCR and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals. The solutions improve the productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of container operations by increasing the visibility, velocity, and volume of cargo moving through a terminal’s gate, rail, vessel and yard operations.
APS leads the industry with over 700 OCR and automation systems installed at 42 marine and intermodal container terminals in 14 countries around the world, including APM Terminals, CSX Railroad, DP World and HHLA. The company is located in San Diego, CA and has offices or partner resellers in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. For more information, call +1 858.571.4444 or visit http://www.aps-technology.com.