Research project INTERACt has started
The development of autonomous trucks having recently progressed at a high pace, it is most likely that such vehicles will be brought to series production in the coming years. To tap the benefits of autonomous driving along the entire transport chain, it is indispensable to use those vehicles, which are primarily developed for autonomous driving on public roads, also on terminal areas and to integrate them into local terminal operations. In pursue of this motivation, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is co-funding the current project as part of their IHATEC program. Apart from HPC, consortium partners are CTD Container Transport Dienst and Institute for Information Processing Technology (ITIV) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
HPC assists Puerto Central S.A. (PCE) in managing their growing business
PCE has approached us to assist in preparing and optimising their storage yard in San Antonio/Chile by a yard simulation and optimisation study. The study will analyse and identify the most efficient yard setup for increasing handling volumes per call and heavy peak situations, and determine required numbers of container handling equipment by means of our dynamic terminal simulation tool, HPCsim.
HPC and CDC develop marketing strategy for a logistics hub in Namibia
HPC currently conducts a study on marketing measures and strategies for the WBCG Walvis Bay Corridor Group in Namibia in cooperation with CDC Corridor Development Consultants. Initiating the project, we carried out comprehensive market surveys in Namibia’s hinterland throughout the last months. The next step is now to prepare precise marketing strategies, which consider the identified needs of the target groups.
HPC contributes to safe and efficient movement of people and goods accessing and traversing Lake Tanganyika in East Africa
In July / August 2018 the World Bank contracted HPC for two projects related to Lake Tanganyika, the longest lake in the world:
- Assessment of the potential of enhanced and privately operated ferry services and
- Feasibility study for the establishment of a Search and Rescue (SAR) service on the Lake
HPC successfully completed container terminal optimization and medium-term operating plan for CentrePort Wellington/NZ
Earlier last year, severe earthquake damages had forced CentrePort Wellington to pause operation. After the reinstatement of their gantry cranes in September 2017, operations quickly bounced back to pre-quake volumes as a result of a hands-on recovery program management.
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