E-SMART the plant and equipment visualisation management tool provided by UK based International Terminal Solutions Ltd (ITS), recently went live at the DCT Gdansk terminal in Poland.
DCT Gdansk operates over 100 items of container handling equipment including reach stackers, empty handlers, STS and RTG cranes, and trucks. The E-SMART system provides immediate visualisation of equipment status and plant faults using large clear icons allowing the terminal to quickly identify any issues for rapid remedial action.
Boris Wenzel, DCT CEO says “DCT is a rapidly growing terminal. The deployment of E class vessels on the Maersk Line AE10 string to Gdansk since May 2011 has been another important step in DCT's development. More intensive operations on E class vessels also mean we need the most efficient solutions to ensure the most optimal deployment of equipment and minimize downtime.”
E-SMART also provides statistics for KPIs such as, equipment availability and outages, and can be used to trend and identify repeat issues and monitor performance. Management dashboards are provided allowing key staff and managers across the terminal to view the live status of the equipment and the equipment history.
“It is crucial for us to provide the highest quality of our services” says Jedrzej Mierzewski, DCT Chief Operations Officer. “As a company which is developing constantly, we need solutions that optimise our operational equipment effectiveness. E-SMART provides a good platform to share information between the operations and maintenance functions, and clearly allows the operations staff to see what equipment is available to them and when equipment is available following service work.”
Richard Lambert, ITS’ Managing Director commented “we are very pleased to work with DCT Gdansk. They are a forward looking, proactive organisation that recognises the major benefits that can be achieved by integrating technology within the operational environment. We only launched E-SMART on our web site PortAutomation.com in March this year, and DCT Gdansk represents our third implementation this year, and we are naturally very pleased they selected E-SMART for their terminal”