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Published: 11 January 2018
AutoStore TOS for Cayman Islands port
TBA Leicester has signed a contract to implement the Autostore TOS for the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands.
The order highlights the potential for synergies between equipment and software sales for the industry’s major OEM suppliers. Last year Konecranes annouced it had sold two of its innovative BOXHUNTER RTGs to the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) for use at its Berkley Bush Cargo Distribution Centre, an inland terminal. TBA Leicester is part of the TBA Group, which is now also part of Konecranes.
The TOS contract is for the “analysis, training, implementation and delivery of the TBA Autostore Terminal Operating System (TOS) software”. TBA noted that Autostore was a “natural choice, providing an agile and sophisticated operating solution that incorporates equipment positioning and steering assistance, positioning detection and automatic pre-positioning assistance, enabling the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands to take advantage of maximum operating efficiencies with their container handling equipment”.
Andrew McKaig, managing director of TBA Leicester, said it is also the company’s first TOS customer in the Americas: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) and looking forward to a long-term strategic partnership. This project is a major milestone for the implementation of our TOS in the Americas.”
"The TBA Autostore TOS will put PACI leaps and bounds ahead in efficiency, safety and excellence, setting a standard for others in the Caribbean region and the Americas. PACI is strategically on track to meet the Executive Management goal and vision for the next 20+ years," said Willem Jacobs, Deputy Director – Chief Logistics Officer, Port Authority of the Cayman Islands.
Container throughput at the port is estimated to be in the region of 60,000 TEU per annum.