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ACFS e-Depot Go-Live

100% Paperless Truck Entry through automated Truck Processing

ACFS Port Logistics (ACFS) is thrilled to announce the initiative of ACFS e-Depot NSW Empty Container Park, Gate B59, 3-5 Simblist Road, Port Botany to transition to 100% paperless truck gate entry!

From Wednesday, 24th January 2024, ACFS e-Depot Port Botany will introduce Optical Camera Recognition (OCR) and License Plate Recognition (LPR), along with CAMCO Technology Gate entry processing for trucks.

What does this mean to the Industry?

ACFS are excited to announce the following benefits to the market. These improvements will have a noticeable positive affect in the industry and many benefits to all customers and transport operators. Some of these are:

➡ Increased Security – The camera technology will scan and read the truck registration on arrival and match it against a valid slot booking, while the CAMCO screen will confirm the job and issue the driver with a ticket indicating the depot location for drop-off or pick up of containers.

➡ Increased Productivity – The new technology will see the truck turnaround times (TTT) reduced by as much as 30%.

➡ Improved Operational Flow – Under the 24hrs / 5 day operation, the site will have the capability to process trucks faster (between 5 to 10 minutes per truck visit), thus being able to take on more volume without disruption. This also means that clients will be better serviced while mitigating detention.

➡ Emissions Reduction – The benefit of reduced idling and driving time will have a positive effect on reduced emissions.

This news comes welcomed at a time where severe delays are being met at every key milestone of a container movement. The new technology introduction by ACFS will assist in getting trucks processed more efficiently, having the truck back on the road for its next job in a timely manner.

ACFS prides itself on being at the forefront of the latest industry technological enhancements. With the newly redeveloped 7.04 hectare “Empty Container Depot”, this most recent project implemented is another jewel in our “Better Way” program list of initiatives and investment.

ACFS will continue to invest to ensure best in class service facilities, that provide the best possible service to both Shipping Lines and Transport Operators, ensuring efficiencies are being shared with all.