CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCENT Technology, a leading provider of gate systems and related technologies, today announced that South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has selected NASCENT's SYNAPSE advanced Gate System, in combination with the company's enVision OCR Portal offerings, to facilitate gate processing for the CCM chassis yard at its Wando Terminal.
As part of its commitment to efficiently handle container volume growth at the Wando Terminal, SCPA is implementing the gate system with advanced OCR and imaging technologies to streamline the new chassis yard operation. The advanced gate solution provided by NASCENT is targeted to chassis pools and container terminals with dedicated chassis inspection and storage areas to help facilitate and manage those operations. Combining features such as OCR (Optical Character Recognition), LPR (License Plate Recognition), and driver-facing kiosks, the solution aims to eliminate errors and reduce wait time for drivers who are dropping off, picking up, or swapping a chassis.
For the Wando Terminal, NASCENT's advanced gate solution will exchange information — in real time — with the Terminal Operating System (TOS) and the chassis depot software that manages chassis inventory. The integration to these systems is considered critical for promoting data accuracy and ensuring a fast and simple transaction for the driver.
Although the Wando Terminal is the first of SCPA's container terminals to undergo a revamping and re-design of its chassis operations, including the development of a separate chassis yard, other terminals are not far behind. "Our current focus is the Wando Terminal," said Steve Rauch, SCPA Director of Information Technology, "but similar plans are underway for the North Charleston and Hugh Leatherman Terminals as well. While separating chassis operations from the terminal improves facility utilization, we believe that advanced gate operations at the chassis yard and a real-time connection to the TOS are essential."
In addition to providing a high-level of efficiency and accuracy for the new chassis operation, NASCENT's advanced gate solution supports compliance surrounding FMCSA's (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) roadability requirements and features an exclusive Tire Inspection option which allows system operators to review tire conditions.
"We are proud to count SCPA among our valued customers and equally proud to be able to readily offer a solution that so perfectly fits the unique requirements for the chassis yard," said Dan Suhay, Director of Business Development for NASCENT. "As South Carolina Ports Authority continues to grow and break their own records in terms of volume, we look forward to further collaboration and additional opportunities for improvement."
NASCENT Technology, LLC. (NASCENT) has been successfully delivering technology solutions to the Intermodal Transportation industry since 1996. As the pioneer of Automated Gate Systems (AGS), NASCENT has consistently led the way in new technology-based solutions, providing several innovations and industry firsts. Backed by unrivaled engineering, assembly, software development, QA and support organizations, NASCENT continues to draw on its vast industry experience and a keen focus on intermodal operations to provide its clients with unparalleled solutions.
About South Carolina Ports Authority
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), established by the state's General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer. As an economic development engine for the state, Port operations facilitate 187,200 statewide jobs and generate nearly $53 billion annual economic activity. SCPA is soon to be home to the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet, and the Port is an industry leader in delivering speed-to-market, seamless processes and flexibility to ensure reliable operations, big ship handling, efficient market reach and environmental responsibility. For more information on SCPA, please visit www.scspa.com.
Dan Suhay, Director, Business Development,
NASCENT Technology, LLC.