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Real-time container tracking and delivery of billing is what can be achieved with the 'Zodiac'. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: DP World - UAE Region has completed the implementation of the terminal operating system ‘Zodiac’. This is at its Jebel Ali Port’s Container Terminal 3 (CT3) and represents another step in the ‘smart transformation’ in its ports and logistics hub.

The fully automated system includes solutions for remote control of the port’s facilities. With this, CT3 will be able to integrate with any terminal that uses the same automation system.

Trade flows

“We have promised our leadership, and all our customers and partners, to be one of the first entities to accelerate the recovery of the economy despite the pandemic, by implementing the state-of-the-art digital systems, to ensure sustainability of our operations and keep trade flowing,” said Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World - UAE Region.

“It has the ability to promote an immediate and direct connection between all facilities and assets of the station, including cranes, large bridges or trucks for transporting and loading containers, in addition to the smart sensors, Internet of Things, and the big data system that we own to enable swift handling of shipments from the ship to the warehouse of the merchant.”

The digital system consists of 18 internal integrated systems, including the cranes’ automation system and berth planning. It also manages the rail and inland container depot (ICD), provides fleet management and control to the container freight station.

Additionally, Zodiac allows real-time container location tracking, clearance, and delivery with billing systems.