Crane OCR

Crane OCR systems automate the process of recording container information of containers loaded and discharged from ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes. Deployed globally since 2002, the ABB Crane OCR system provides near 100% accuracy and unequalled reliability. 

Capturing and processing key data of containers and vehicles enhance the container handling process through shorter lead-time and higher data quality. When combined with the MatchMaker module,  identifying container transport vehicles at the cranes, it enables the automatic release and confirmation of work orders from the terminal operating system to the terminal truck driver in real-time. The QuayPro module automates stowage confirmation of containers loaded and discharged to/from the vessel, delivering visual and audio work instructions to the crane operator, and completes the process of container handling.

Terminal operators who have deployed Crane OCR have quickly realized savings and benefits including reduced data entry errors, reduced operating costs, and increased crane productivity. In addition, automated OCR on cranes improves safety by relocating personnel from big machines. 

ABB Crane OCR System enables:

  • Real time confirmation of load and discharge events
  • Accurate BAPLIE
  • Automated handoff of container to and from tractor/AGV/shuttle and ground
  • Remote centralized management of operational exceptions

  • Increased productivity of vessel operations
  • Improved data quality
  • Improved safety moving personnel away from big machines
  • Reduced operational cost

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