News Release: November 17, 2011
Contact: Allen Thomas, +1 858 571 4444
APS Technology Recognized for Environmental Impact as Finalist in Supply Chain Distinction Awards
APS shortlisted for “Green Supply Chain” category from the World Trade Group Supply Chain Distinction Award
San Diego, CA – APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal container terminals, announced it has been named a finalist for the World Trade Group 2011 Supply Chain Distinction Award in the “Green Supply Chain” category. APS is being recognized for demonstrating unparalleled performance in environmental supply chain planning and execution.
APS’ OCR solutions for container terminals have proven to significantly reduce emissions from idling trucks by automating processes and increasing throughput. In one study, truck processing time was cut in half, which resulted in a 48% reduction in emissions from truck idling. This example was studied and verified by AECOM.
- CO2 emissions from truck idling were reduced by 53%
- NOx were reduced by 50%
- PM was reduced by 51%
Truck entries and exits are streamlined with the APS gate solution, and the need for a truck to stop and have human intervention is eliminated. The gate is transformed into a free flowing process. In addition to the emissions reduction, there is significant fuel savings, personnel are removed from dangerous areas and data is more accurate.
The World Trade Group organizes the Supply Chain Distinction Awards, and the competition recognizes outstanding achievement in supply chain excellence. The winners will be announced on December 6th at the Supply Chain Distinction Awards North America ceremony, which is held in conjunction with the Supply Chain & Logistics North American 2011 global conference in Dallas, TX, December 5-7, 2011. To learn more, visit http://supplychainawardsna.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 43 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.