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The RCMS final conference in Brussels on 31st of January – the registration is open

The RCMS Consortium is honored to announce its Final Conference “Rethinking Container Management System Final Conference which will take place in Brussels, on the 31st of January 2017.

The conference will take place at: Marivaux Hotel Congress and Seminar CenterBoulevard Adolphe Max 98, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

The Conference – attended by high-level institutional and industrial representatives – will focus on the key innovative features of the RCMS, a pioneering and ground-breaking robotic parking system able to efficiently manage and handle more containers per square- metre than traditional systems used in port and inland terminals. For more information, please visit the web site: http://www.rcms-project.net/

This one-day event will offer intensive conference sessions addressing the following main topics:

  • The future of Vertical Storage
  • Advanced operational concepts
  • Exploring the benefits of the automated vertical storage
  • Comparison between state of the art technologies and the vertical storage solution
  • Key factors for success when designing for RCMS vertical storage solution

You can find the the RCMS draft agenda

Registration is now open!

Don’t forget to register your attendance here 

RCMS has the pleasure to announce the second Webinar

In light of the great interest generated by the first RCMS webinar, the RCMS Consortium announce the second webinar, which will be held on 30th January 2017 from 3.30 to 4.30 pm CET.

The second free webinar, named Rethinking container management systems – The future of vertical storage, will further address the RCMS concept. The webinar will include discussion on the costs and benefits of the RCMS, also in comparison with other project alternatives; a focus on how and where to build the RCMS; the Effects of the RCMS on the Transport Network; an in depth analysis of the Operational and Financial Benefits of the RCMS and an overview of the RCMS AGs and the main systems which make the vertical storage a reality.

For the registration, please click here

For more information, download here Webinar Agenda

The first webinar of RCMS project: watch the video!

Schermata 2016-12-16 alle 14.18.22The very first RCMS webinar took place November 23rd and was a success. RCMS, a robotic parking system that is able to efficiently manage and handle more containers per square-metre than traditional handling systems used in port and inland terminals, is a project co-funded by the European Commission.

During the webinar, which took place on November 23rd, 10.30 am, at the Luka Koper premises, the topics addressed were:

  • The RCMS Operational Concept (ship to lad side cycle) by the coordinator Alexio Picco– Circle
  • RCMS resources, benefits of automated storage solution by Hanan Lepek – IAI – Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Comparison of RCMS performance with other state of the art container handling technologies by Nils Kemme –  HPC – Hamburg Port Consulting
  • A specific focus on Civil Work & Optimization by Norbert Peetz – Sellhorn

Watch here the webinar registration:

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The RCMS Consortium is proud to announce the first technical webinar

The RCMS Project, co-funded by the European Commission, is successfully coming to an end (watch here the video of the Project)

RCMS is a robotic parking system that is able to efficiently manage and handle more containers per square-metre than traditional handling systems used in port and inland terminals. The new system also provides optimal and adaptable responses to the needs of shipping companies and port terminal operators, as well as to truck and railways companies.

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China is eyeing RCMS

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Shanghai- 14 th – 16 th June 2016-With 602 exhibitors from 48 countries (2014: 492), more than 22,000 visitors

from 65 countries (2014: 16,800), and an increase of 50 percent in the amount of net exhibition space,

transport logistic China2016, which took place from June 14 to 16 at the Shanghai New International Expo

Centre, was more broadly based than ever before.

And of course, the RCMS project did not miss such an outstanding exhibition!!

During this three days fair, the project Consortium showed to overseas visitors the innovative container

management system proposed within the RCMS project.

Booth 607, indeed, attracted a large number of visitors, fascinated by the functioning of the RCMS mock-

up.

Great signals of interest seem to come straight from China.

RCMS speaks Chinese @ Transport Logistic China

From 14th to 16th June in Shanghai Transport Logistic China reaches its 7th International edition for Logistics, Mobility, IT and Supply Chain Management: RCMS Project is attending the fair as one of the main exhibitors in the stand at Hall E2, booth 607! 

The RCMS Project @ Transport Logistic China 2016

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From 14th to 16th June inShanghai Transport Logistic China reaches its 7th International edition for Logistics, Mobility, IT and Supply Chain Management.

Being the meeting point at worldwide level of the transport logistic industry, year after year the Transport Logistic China Exhibition attracts international exhibitors and visitors. With 16800 visitors from 69 countries in 2014, Transport Logistic China is the leading international trade fair and meeting place for the industry.

And …what a better occurrence for the RCMS project to take part at Transport Logistic China! The RCMS Project, indeed, will be joining it as one of the main exhibitors!

Join the RCMS stand at Hall E2, booth 607!

For more information about Transport Logistic China: http://www.transportlogistic-china.com/en/Home

 

 

 

The RCMS project takes part at 6th European Transport Research Conference

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RCMS project attends the 6th European Transport Research Conference MOVING FORWARD:Innovative solutions for Tomorrow’s Mobility in Warsaw – Poland from18th to 21st of April.

The Horizon 2020 co-funded Project RCMS (Rethink Container Management Systems), consists in the implementation of a Robotic Container Management System, an innovative infrastructure-specific and resource-efficient solution for enhanced cross-modal inter-connectivity and active container management, capable of providing optimal and adaptable responses to changes in conditions of multi-modal transport network by all actors in the value chain (shipping companies, port terminal operators, truck and railways companies).

Thanks to the relevance in the transport, scientific and research sectors, RCMS projectis invited to be in the European Commission Booth to present the  “3D architect model” (see the pictures below).

The exhibition TRA 2016 represents a great showcase, being its scope the coverage of all modes of surface transport: road, rail and waterborne. Here the latest achievements or European Research and technological developments will be presented and thoroughly discussed by participants. A broad spectrum of research and innovation activities will range from basic sciences to application-oriented engineering, social, technical and economic aspects, as well as policies and standards.

Below the preview photogallery of the 3D architect”model

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Initial Assessment confirmed Benefits of the RCMS

HPC - Contact person: Dr. Nils Kemme

Based on preliminary information from Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) on technical details and functionality of the RCMS , HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH (HPC) has conducted a first high-level assessment of the RCMS that aims to identify system advantages to be strengthened and potential weaknesses to be eliminated during the further development process. For this assessment, the RCMS has been compared against two established container handling systems:

–          a fully manually operated RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry) crane system, working together with TTUs (Tractor Trailer Units) as horizontal transport vehicles, and

–          a fully automated RMG (Rail Mounted Gantry) crane system, working together with AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) for the horizontal transportation of containers,

which represent the most prominent and the most advanced established terminal handling systems, respectively.

 

Both established systems and the RCMS have been rated for a more than twenty different criteria, covering operational, financial, environmental and other aspects. In order to take the total picture, also soft criteria, such as work safety, system complexity and ease of maintenance, have been taken into account. The ratings are based on the preliminary information on the RCMS and HPC’s 40 years comprehensive know how and experience with state-of-the-art container handling systems.

 

The comparative assessment reveals several advantages, but also some weaknesses of the RCMS. Most notably, the investment cost for the RCMS are expected to be rather high as compared to the other two systems due to the construction cost for the building. On the other hand, the RCMS has received comparably good ratings for the following criteria: degree of innovation, labour costs, safety, storage density, productivity, service level as well as noise and exhaust emissions. Ultimately, the RCMS offers several advantages as compared to established container handling system. In particular the storage density provided by the RCMS is unrivalled, thus enabling for terminal construction and expansion even in areas where space is limited and expensive. Another noteworthy advantage of the RCMS is the direct accessibility of all container at all time without the need for any shuffle and housekeeping moves, thus being more productive and providing higher service level than established systems.

Source: HPC