Aden Container Terminal upgrades ZODIAC terminal operating system

Aden Container Terminal in Aden, Yemen, has upgraded its ZODIAC Terminal Operation System (TOS) to move to version 7.1, as the facility looks to improve its digital capabilities and leverage better data analysis to support efficient operations.

Aden Container Terminal, operated by Aden Ports Development Company (APDC), is the largest container terminal in Yemen with a capacity of over 1 million twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEU). The ZODIAC TOS has been running at the facility since 2012, with the upgrade moving from version 5.0 on to the latest technology.

“ZODIAC advanced TOS solutions will drive smarter trade. It ushers in a new era in terminal operations in Yemen as it shifts from its predecessor to high productivity rates while managing the terminal more efficiently,” said Dr Mohammed Amzerba, Chairman of the Board of Directors of APDC.

“We are excited by this new upgrade, and we are confident the technology will find a lot of keen takers around the world.”

The ZODIAC system, created by DP World, is expected to be rolled out at an additional 40 terminals by 2023, adding to the 34 terminals already running ZODIAC software that represent nearly 10% of global TEU throughput.

The terminal operating system uses technology such as real-time tracking, big data analysis, smart equipment management and machine learning to assist operators in optimising management of their processes.

“Using current advances in technology such as real-time data collection, digitalisation, A.I. / machine learning, and big data analysis, ZODIAC builds the key infrastructure necessary for port management and operations staff to optimise their resources,” said Dr Mohamed Rahmah, Head of ZODIAC.

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