Improved productivity, cost savings, and environmentally smart. Those are just a few benefits of new state-of-the-art gate technology available at several container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
As the third largest port in the U.S., handling about 3.8 million containers per year, predominately to a local market, the efficiency and productivity of drayage truck operations are critical to the port. Each of the port’s major container terminals (APM Terminals, GCT Bayonne, GCT New York, Maher Terminal, Port Newark Container Terminal and Red Hook Container Terminal) is using or installing innovative technology at the inbound and outbound gate complexes to help increase efficiency, customer service, safety, security and accountability for both the cargo and equipment.
- OCR (Optical Character Recognition) reads and records identifying information on the truck license plate, as well as reading the container number and the chassis number.
- Weigh In Motion (WIM) scales are recording the weight of the container.
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras capture the identification of the driver and note any damage to the container or container anomalies.
- The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag ensures that the truck is authorized to enter the terminal and subsequently remain within the terminal to assist in expediting the truck processing.
- At first of its kind in the U.S., Port Truck Pass (PTP) allows truckers and their customers can determine the status of their container or booking across all six container terminals in a single web portal (Terminal Information Portal System or TIPS).
- The Truck Management System (TMS), or Truck Reservations System (TRS), an important module of PTP, was first employed on the East Coast at NY/NJ’s GCT Bayonne and allows truckers to reduce turn times, costs, emissions, and congestion.
The Port of New York and New Jersey is committed to the investments, improvements and innovation necessary to speed the flow of commerce to deliver your goods reliably and efficiently.