Why simulation for container terminals? We believe a trial-and-error approach is simply not good enough for effective terminal planning since many parameters all impact each other. Simulation analysis enables precise evaluation of the complex current and future situations at terminals, in a safe environment.
TBA combines a highly detailed simulation toolkit for every mode of operation with a proven design approach that considers the terminal's objectives in a holistic fashion. This approach has proven itself in many innovative terminal design and expansion projects in the last decade.
"TBA has been involved from the very start of the conceptual design of the Portsmouth terminal. TBA’s assistance, ranging from the design of the handling system and layout until the functional specifications of the control software, has led to a high performance setup that is without comparison in the industry. During the software implementation phase, TBA's tools (CONTROLS) enabled advanced and complex testing. This allowed the terminal to reach a live date, while operating at high performance levels, at least 6 months sooner then would have been possible without using CONTROLS." - Rich Ceci - IT Director for APM Terminals North America