|Ports & Logistics #2|
Wireless data networking.
Real-time video monitoring.
Vector Resources stacks up well in the face of a challenge.
As one of the world's largest operators of container ports, this Global Terminal Network is like a guy who has to keep track of 28 million needles in 48 haystacks all over the world, day in, day out, every year. Like much of the container shipping industry, the Network had been operating in a world of paper - processing forms, invoices, and bills of lading by hand. As it went paperless, this Network needed integrated solutions to enhance its ability to track its customers' shipments accurately and efficiently.
The Global Terminal Network came to Vector Resources to engineer and install network infrastructure at its ports in Tacoma, WA; Oakland, CA; Port Elizabeth, NJ; and Los Angeles.
Drawing on nearly 20 years of experience, Vector Resources collaborated with each individual terminal to provide, among other things, hardwired information pipelines, closed-circuit surveillance video monitoring, and wireless data networking. Employees can update inventory information on the fly and on the move, while operators use corners of the port. At the Network's Pier 400 in Los Angeles, the challenge was huge: Vector technicians built a system covering an area larger than 300 football fields broken up by walls of steel containers that change positions every day.
Today, Vector Resources remains one of this Global Terminal Network's strongest partners, providing continuing service and system maintenance. In an environment where service outages lead to global economic slowdowns, this terminal network is ready for future technologies and prepared to respond quickly to mission-critical developments.