Advantages 1 – massive space savings

  • Minimal terminal footprint: excellent economical scale of infrastructure assets
  • Up to 75% reduction in space requirements for container yards
  • More capacity in small footprints, suitable for terminals with yard constraints
  • HBS space utilization above 3,000 TEU per hectare
  • HBS increases the yearly yard throughput per hectare of over 300% compared to an RTG yard
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Advantages 2 – operational efficiency, no re-shuffling

  • Each container is stored in an individual rack compartment
  • Stacker cranes have direct access to any container at any time
  • No shuffling or housekeeping moves required
  • No unproductive moves at all
  • The lack of yard re-handling moves enables the system to operate at near full utilization before there is loss of service level.
  • Performance is independent from utilization and thus constant and predictable
  • With High Bay Storage systems terminal planning and production becomes more reliable
  • Up to 20% improvement in quay crane performance levels anticipated as planning and performing underdeck QC dual cycle moves with shorter crane cycles becomes easier
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Advantages 3 – ultra large container ship (ulcs) readiness

  • The High Bay Storage is ready to handle ULCS as peak performance simulation of a 3.3m TEU annual capacity high bay store and came close to performance levels of 400 two berth moves and near 300 landside containers per hour
  • No re-handling or unpaid yard shuffles – 100% container accessibility
  • No yard planning required – equipment control system takes care under tos, one integrated warehouse management system
  • Reduced process control team size
  • No yard performance reduction until near full utilization of High Bay Storage
  • One equipment scheduler, simplified algorithm as equipment uniform
  • Interchangeable units – modular – easy interface with straddle carrier and terminal truck
  • System redundancy, aisle stacker break down, auto re-routing
  • Less damage – no toppling or affect of high wind
  • Easy to perform dual cycle with shorter crane cycles
  • No pavement issues at yard – saving civil maintenance cost
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Advantages 4 – optimizing of capex and opex

  • Significant increase of berth productivity due to higher throughput and higher reliability
  • As full automated and electrified system the High Bay Storage also reduces repair and maintenance costs, staffing and maintenance by up to 20%
  • Increased operational equipment efficiency (OEE)
  • Capex per teu capacity is very close to conventional terminal concepts (A-CRMG and ITV)
  • Encouraging life cycle cost over 25 years
  • Work force with high qualification profile
  • Minimized cost for personnel as no common operating personnel is required
  • Retrofit brownfield possible re-use of existing QC
  • High energy efficiency - low energy cost
  • Maximum safety
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Advantages 5 – staff health, safety, and environment

  • Few pedestrians in High Bay Storage, reefer checkers, R&M crews
  • No light pollution to nearby residential areas, no yard lighting required, only for reefer and R&M
  • Minimal noise pollution (urban applications)
  • High sustainability by all electrified equipment and power regeneration
  • Solar power plant on roof reduces the CO2 footprint to a minimum
  • Multi trailer trucks handling without reversing (safety, space)
  • Traffic segregation quayside and landside traffic
  • Reduction of manned equipment under crane
  • Remote controlled handoff on landside, better working environment for operator
  • No container toppling, weather snow and wind proof storage
  • Containers out of the sun (better for reefers)
  • Fire fighting applications in ceiling or dedicated equipment
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