RBS EMEA Partner Network

The RBS TOPS Terminal Operating System is one of the core solutions to efficiently manage a modern container terminal. Being one of the core systems is also the key to interface with other partners in this area of the maritime industry. This applies to technical interfaces as well as to non-technical interfaces or areas. In order to enrich the portfolio and have good solutions for our clients RBS cooperates with a wide range of partners. These partners are ranging from technology partners to project partners.

The ultimate goal is customer satisfaction and the customer’s needs should be covered as best as possible, but not everything needs to be inside the TOS. In those cases RBS is cooperating with selected partners to form a team with clever and appropriate Solutions.

akquinet AG - further information

As an end-to-end service provider AKQUINET offers a broad range of IT and IT-related services including Business Consulting. The ability to build custom solutions based on standard software such as Microsoft Dynamics and SAP and the ability to build applications and portals using bespoke development based on commercial and Open Source platforms enables us to fully support our customers software and architecture preferences. With the Outsourcing division AKQUINET is helping customers to focus on their core business by operating their business applications and solutions built by akquinet project teams.

akquinet AG is a privately held company. Shareholders are the directors and the CEO of the limited liability company. A high proportion of equity makes the company independent from banks.

The subsidiary akquinet port consulting GmbH bundle port and logistics sector competence. Software product CHESSCON from AKQUINET offers simulation models for terminals, ranging from capacity forecasts to layout, process, and TOS optimization and from shift planning to new, interactive training Methods.

Company Details

akquinet AG
Paul-Stritter-Weg 5
22297 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 40 88 173-0
Fax: +49 40 88 173-199
www.akquinet.de/portconsulting/

BrainSquare - further information

Brain2 is an experienced IT company, founded in 1998, offering software solutions and services with branches in Belgium and India.

Integration, EDI, collaboration and development have been the core activity from the start. Today, Brain2 has evolved and offer proper solutions that add business value guided by their vision to provide total delivery.

Brain2’s pragmatic yet strategic approach means they have their head in the cloud, but feet on the ground.

RBS uses the Brain2 solution “Montova” as a powerful and reliable EDI converter which is capable to manage all inbound and outbound messages of a container terminal. Montova covers all external communication with your suppliers, customers, transport companies and any other stakeholders in your business processes.

Company Details

Brain² bvba
Belgicastraat 11 b 4
B – 1930 Zaventem
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 736 35 25
E-Mail: info@brain2.com

Seaport Innovation - further information

The Seaport Group is an association of:

  • Seaport Consultants Canada Inc., Vancouver, Canada
  • Seaport Consultants, Inc., Seattle, USA
  • Seaport Advisors JLT, Dubai
  • Seaport Consultants Asia, Singapore

These four companies collectively called the “Companies” or individually the “Company”, work closely together as consulting firms in the port, marine and other transport sectors under the brand name Seaport Group. Each Company is a separate and independent legal entity and is subject to the laws and regulations of the countries in which the Company is incorporated and the laws and regulations of the countries in which the Company works. Each Company is responsible for its contracts, expenses and liabilities and bears any losses incurred from the execution of projects.

The Seaport Group is an unincorporated, non-registered entity that exists only as a brand name. The Companies and the Seaport Group are separate and independent entities that cannot obligate each other. Each Company is liable only for its own acts and omissions and not those of any other Companies in the Seaport Group. The Seaport Group in itself does not provide services to clients.

Container and other marine terminals require increasingly versatile terminal operating and other IT systems to plan, schedule and manage operations. Seaport can help a port authority or terminal evaluate its IT needs, choose from among several systems, implement those IT systems and provide training and support.

Seaport has planned and developed engineering designs for a number of marine terminals and intermodal facilities around the world. These include container, ro-ro, bulk, and multi-purpose facilities around the world.

Conpany Details

Seaport Advisors JLT
Austria
Email: ed@seaportgroup.eu
Tel: +43 (699) 1558 2003

dbh Logistics IT AG - further information

Experts for logistics IT since 1973

dbh Logistics IT AG (dbh) is one of the leading logistics IT companies in Germany. Over 40 year ago dbh implemented the first port community system (PCS) in the Port of Bremen. With over 160 employees they offer their customers the complete service for implementing IT projects in industry and trade, transport and logistics as well as shipping and ports.

The portfolio consists of a whole host of services, from consultation, conception and implementation, through to hosting and support. In their data centre in Bremen they operate both individual applications, as well as complex IT infrastructures and SAP systems. The dbh port community system is implemented in Bremerhaven, Bremen and Wilhlemshaven and connects to different Systems in the port such as the terminal operating system of the terminals.

dbh develops business solutions for industry and trade, forwarding and logistics, as well as shipping and ports within the spectrum of customs and foreign trade, transport management, compliance and port operation – covering all areas of the global supply chain.

dbh and RBS have already successfully completed several project in the maritime and transport industry on national and international level. The competence of the dbh in the areas of port solutions, EDI clearing centers and port community systems provides additional and valuable benefit to the RBS TOPS implementation projects.

Port management, PCS, EDI clearing centers

In addition to its headquarters in Bremen, the company operates further sites all over Germany.

Company Details

dbh Logistics IT AG
Martinistr. 47-49
28195 Bremen
Germany

Telephone +49 421 30902-0
Fax +49 421 30902-57
E-Mail: info@dbh.de
www.dbh.de

CAMCO Technologies - further information

CAMCO Technologies is a leader in providing innovative technology solutions for the global automation of gate procedures in marine and railway terminals worldwide.

CAMCO has the strategy to develop “in-house” all core technologies (e.g. camera hardware and software, kiosk control software…) in order to provide the best possible solutions and services available in the market. Its OCR systems prove to be the fastest and most accurate in the market, with OCR recognition rates in excess of 98%.

CAMCO provides comprehensive solutions that typically include OCR-based container and vehicle identification, damage inspection and detection tools, modular self-handling kiosks, automated access control systems, and state-of-the-art Gate Operating System software (GOS) that manages and interfaces all the complex gate processes,  accelerating and optimizing overall gate and terminal activities, minimizing truck/train processing time, and maximizing terminal security and productivity. CAMCO has currently an installed base of more than 50 installations and has projects with all the major international terminal operators in different continents. It has all Cosmos interfaces available.

CAMCO is a long-term partner of RBS and their Gate solutions and OCR systems are already implemented in several container terminals running the RBS TOPS software. Via an interface between the CAMCO system and the TOS (RBS TOPS) vehicle-related data is exchanged and validation processes are executed.

Company Details

CAMCO Technologies NV
Technologielaan 13
B-3001 Leuven
Belgium

Telephone: +32-16-38 92 72
Fax: +32-16-38 92 74
E-Mail: sales@camco.be
www.camco.be

Identec Solutions - further information

Founded in 1999, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS immediately set the industry standard in the RFID industry with the introduction of its Intelligent Long Range® (ILR®) technology, a breakthrough in the world of low-power, long-range wireless communication.

In 2006, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS acquired a premier industrial RFID supplier to the automotive industry. Today, one of every three vehicles is manufactured with wireless technology pioneered by IDENTEC SOLUTIONS. The acquisition of WTEK in 2007, a Norway based personnel safety solution provider to the Oil, Gas, Tunnel and Mining industries, led to the expansion of IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ award-winning RFID technology portfolio, which enabled the company to become an established provider of complete solutions to this burgeoning market.

In 2008, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS was named as a key technology supplier by two of the four US Department of Defense selected contractors in their RFID III Procurement Contract. The 2010 acquisition of Sattel from DP World fueled IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ on-going commitment to offering complete, high-value applications and technologies for the Marine and Intermodal industry.

IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is a reliable partner of RBS in all projects requiring active RFID technology – e.g. for identification, positioning or automatic vehicle location processes within container terminals and ports.

Company Details

Head Office IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG
Millennium Park 2
6890 Lustenau
Austria

Telephone: +43 5577 87387- 0
Fax: +43 5577 87387-15
www.identecsolutions.com

Container Terminal Solution

Terminal Simulation Systems are Software applications of Simulation Technology for decision making processes on the strategic and design Level - including the planning of new terminals (greenfield) as well as Expansion or reorganization of existing terminals (brownfield).

The simulation tools are used to determine the outcome of potential changes, whether it is an existing terminal or a completely new terminal. The tools provide support and information concerning the questions what might be the best type of equipment, the number of facilities, changes of the terminal layout and different operational strategies, etc.

Due to the fact that designing, extending or optimizing container terminals is a rather complex task, making the right decisions is essential in order to minimize capital and operational expenses and risks, whilst ensuring optimal terminal performance is the key to the success of such projects.

Basically, simulation tools can support terminal managers and planning teams to evaluate all terminal key resources (Quay cranes/STS, RTGs/RMGs, RST, ECH, Trailer, Straddles, AGVs, etc.) to understand their interactions and to assess and mitigate the risks derived by external and not manageable factors such as the influence of weather, vessel delays, etc.

To find the best solution, the terminal operator can run through many options to find the winning strategy in a complex market. Some of these simulation tools can be linked to a TOS, which then offers the opportunity to simulate a complete terminal, taking into consideration all relevant processes and operational situations.

Gate Operating System

A Gate Operating System (GOS) is software specifically developed to manage and steer complete gate processes and sub-processes, which are active in modern terminal operations. It comprises of multiple software modules, some of them being customer specific software developments and others generic building blocks customized through configuration. It takes care of all interfaces with the installed systems and sub-systems, and with the TOS, as well with possible other host systems (Customs, access control, etc.).

The GOS is the most complete software tool available in the market providing terminals the capacity to increase the efficiency and productivity while limiting the operational Costs.

Some of the GOS systems are also capable to manage automatic gate facilities at cargo facilities like container terminals or cargo depots. Within gate automation, truck data (e.g. license plate number, driver’s licenses, etc.) will be captured automatically and trucks are guided through a specific process, passing pedestals and screens. It is based on the principle of making it possible to process the truck without having the drivers to get out of their truck and enabling “Driver-Self-Service” facilities.

Container Terminal Simulation

Terminal simulation systems are software applications of simulation technology for decision making processes on the strategic and design level – including the planning of new terminals (greenfield) as well as expansion or reorganization of existing terminals (brownfield).

The simulation tools are used to determine the outcome of potential changes, whether it is an existing terminal or a completely new terminal. The tools provide support and information concerning the questions what might be the best type of equipment, the number of facilities, changes of the terminal layout and different operational strategies, etc.

Due to the fact that designing, extending or optimizing container terminals is a rather complex task, making the right decisions is essential in order to minimize capital and operational expenses and risks, whilst ensuring optimal terminal performance is the key to the success of such projects.

Basically, simulation tools can support terminal managers and planning teams to evaluate all terminal key resources (Quay cranes/STS, RTGs/RMGs, RST, ECH, Trailer, Straddles, AGVs, etc.) to understand their interactions and to assess and mitigate the risks derived by external and not manageable factors such as the influence of weather, vessel delays, etc.

To find the best solution, the terminal operator can run through many options to find the winning strategy in a complex market. Some of these simulation tools can be linked to a TOS, which then offers the opportunity to simulate a complete terminal, taking into consideration all relevant processes and operational situations.

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