APS Enters Mexico with Gate OCR for Hutchison Port Holdings
SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 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 entered the Mexico container terminal market with Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) implementing the APS Automated Gate System optical character recognition (OCR) solution at two marine container terminals at the ports of Manzanillo and Veracruz. The solution will automate the container identification process at its exit gates with the collection of high-resolution images to increase throughput and enable remote equipment inspections.
HPH’s Internacional de Contenedores Asociados de Veracruz (ICAVE) is located at the Port of Veracruz, a major hub and transshipment port serving the east coast of Mexico. ICAVE handles approximately 80% of Veracruz’s container throughput and 19% of all containers handled in the country. Terminal Internacional de Manzanillo (TIMSA) is a key hub port on the west coast of Mexico and handles 18% of containerized cargo in the port of Manzanillo. The APS Gate OCR solution will be integrated with Hutchison’s proprietary host system to enable the automatic gate processing functions without human interaction.
“We regularly look for and evaluate the latest technologies for our terminal. We selected the APS Gate OCR system as the better solution to help increase our productivity as well as to increase overall safety and security during gate operations,” said Alejandro Plascencia, CIO – HPH Americas & Caribbean.
“APS has been steadily growing globally over the last twelve years with customers in 16 countries,” said Russ Scheppmann, APS President. “We’re very pleased to add Mexico to our list with such an impressive company as Hutchison Port Holdings.”
About Hutchison Port Holdings
Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. The HPH network of port operations comprises 315 berths in 52 ports, spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.
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 16 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.
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