What is the Automated Control System needed for?

The aim of the automated control system implementation is to ensure the transparency of logistics processes of the container terminal, cargo processing acceleration, rail and road transport, optimizing the use of technology and reducing operating costs, as well as providing timely and systematic reporting to the company’s management, clients and partners of the container terminal.


Container terminal management system should work on any device with Internet access, including tablets and smartphones. Other systems tie the user to the work place in the office. The staff and clients of the container terminal with the Effex system, involved in operational or strategic management, receive an opportunity to remotely control the current situation on the container site.

Implementation and Integration

Container terminals, which previously MS Excel for accounting, transfer to the R1 modification in 3 days, including the organization staff training. The presence of the program, ready for integration with APL, DeltaShipping, GE SeaCo, FESCO, Maersk, MSC, OOCL systems, opens new horizons for sales of logistics services to those partners.

Comparison of system modifications

R1 R2 R3
storage site for empty containers site with railways, up to 20% of loaded containers site with railways, temporary storage, customs post
Account of operations with containers on the terminal: receiving, shipping, storage in temporary storages, inspection, detention
Electronic applications for receiving and issuing, by container number and simple by size
File storage and correspondence for each container
EDI integration with IT systems of container lines
Preparation of accounting registries of lifting and railway operations, storage and repair
Custom printed forms of documents
Composing of estimates for repair of containers by the GE SeaCo method
Account of platform park
Automatic number plate recognition for trucks and platforms
Address storage of containers
Electronic queue of vehicles
Cost 10 000 EUR + calculation module of container repair as a bonus On request On request
Protected tablet of reach stacker driver at Container terminal management system

Address storage of containers

The module defines the optimal place for container storage taking into consideration the defined rules for compiling stacks and location of containers planned for issuance by requests. The task is sent to the wireless terminal of the driver-loader. During the simultaneous operation of several reach stackers, the task is sent to the optimal terminal in terms of mileage on the site.

During the shipment by request, the system identifies the required numbered container or an appropriate sized empty container and gives the task for digging and transferring the container on the trailer or platform. For loading of the container train, the scope of work is divided into a chain of tasks for each reach stacker, allowing to work within its area of the railway track.

Electronic queue of vehicles at Container terminal management system

Electronic queue of vehicles

The electronic queue system allows to accelerate the processing of haulage trucks on the terminal. The driver registers the haulage truck’s number and the cellphone number at the checkpoint by himself or with the help of the controller, and if the request for this vehicle is available, enters and moves to the terminal’s parking lot.

At the same time a task is formed for the loader to move towards the place of demounting or start digging for container issuance. The driver receives and SMS with the coordinates of the site place, to which he has to proceed according to the signs on the terminal for the operation realization.