Automation

The Automation revolution


Following international market demand and needs, DSP established a dedicated specialised team on terminal automation services and become your automation service partner.

Thanks to a unique experience acquired on actual projects, DSP is one of the few consulting firms able to respond to most challenging demand on automation.


DSP expertise

  • N4 Automation-A4-Shuttle carrier and Auto-SC automation
  • TBA Controls and Monitor
  • Kalmar TLS and Emulation tool
  • ABB
  • Siemens 
  • MTS
  • Camco


What we can deliver

  • Solution design
  • Systems integration design
  • Functional requirements
  • Customer/vendor interaction
  • KPI
  • System configuration and implementation
  • Troubleshooting and log analysis
  • Testing and test management
  • Case management
  • Training
  • Project management


We want to address the Human factor for automation success:

  • Reduce Productivity gaps from shift to shift depending on who is in the control room
  • Help to understand the complex GUI that embrace all systems and quickly identify and prevent issues and guide to solution (long term will be machine learning or new GUI layer, but as of now it does not exist)
  • Training to create Automation guru at the terminal
  • Change Management: Automation requires change of mindset not mimicking


DSP partners on automation

Kalmar logo - Service Partner in Process Automation

DSP is a KALMAR implementation partner of SmartPort Solutions, a collection of pre-integrated process automation solutions from Kalmar, Navis and selected strategic partners. These complete solutions automate the management of terminal operations at the gate, quayside, rail and in the yard with all container handling equipment type.  We are able to work in different environments with the most important vendors and products like NAVIS N4, NAVIS ASC Scheduler, TBA Controls, TBA Teams, Inform Rail Scheduler, Kalmar TLS, Kalmar Emulation.

Automation References

DSP has been involved since 2012 in various greenfield and brownfield Automation projects supporting both the TERMINAL AUTOMATION and the PROCESS AUTOMATION activities.
Because of the automation solution complexity and the pioneer approach to the problem we know that each terminal is a unique case study with different solutions and architecture


TERMINAL AUTOMATION PROJECTS
DSP has been involved in various Terminal Automation projects worldwide covering multiple roles; business analysis, design, testing, Go live and post Go live support.

  • EUROGATE & APMT Auto-SC Pilot project, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 2018-2019
  • APMT Tangier-Med 2, Tangier, Morocco, 2018-2019
  • APMT Vado, Italy, 2018-2019
  • APMT MVII, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2013-2018
  • RWG Rotterdam World Gateway, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2016-2017
  • APMT Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico, 2013-2017
  • DPW London Gateway, United Kingdom, 2017
  • DPW Antwerp, Belgium, 2017
  • ADT Khalifa Port Container Terminal, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2012

PROCESS AUTOMATION PROJECTS
DSP assisted its customers on a wide range of process automation services, including automated yard inventory, automated job stepping, automated gantry steering, OCR and Gate Automation Systems (GOS)

  • MGTP Montreal, Canada 2018-2019
  • APMT Port Elizabeth, USA, 2018-2019
  • DTR Terminal, Seattle USA 2018
  • Malta Free Port Terminals, 2018
  • Everport LA Long Beach, USA 2018
  • APMT Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico, 2013-2017
  • Baltimore, USA 2017
  • KPI Papua Indonesia, 2017
  • APMT Bahrain, 2016
  • APMT Apapa, 2016
  • SOGESTER, Luanda, 2016
  • APMT Onne, Nigeria 2016
  • Tan Cang-Cat Lai terminal in Ho Chi Minh City, 2014