Wilson Sons is the first company in Latin America to join TIC 4.0
Wilson Sons, Brazil’s first integrated port and maritime logistics operator, has been selected and approved as a new member of TIC 4.0 (Terminal Industry Committee), which coordinates the 4th industrial revolution in the cargo handling industry. freight. With over 180 years of experience and investment in new technologies and innovation, Wilson Sons is the first company in Latin America to join TIC 4.0, which brings together global terminal operators, manufacturers and service providers. state-of-the-art port equipment and technologies. .
ICT 4.0 is an international committee that plays a vital role in promoting large-scale technological breakthroughs, creating standards for automation blocks, data communication and electronic information in ports. With automation and digital systems, the integration of new technologies reduces manual labor and increases operational efficiency and productivity.
In November last year, Wilson Sons was invited by Tecon Rio Grande, due to its relevance in Brazil and Latin America, the reputation of its brand and the investments in the automation and digitization of its terminals to containers. “With the invitation, we have completed an evaluation process during which the company was approved during a meeting of the TIC 4.0 board of directors, and therefore joined the committee in July,” said Giovanni Phonlor. , Head of Systems Development at Tecon Rio Grande (RS).
“Innovation and the adoption of new technologies are part of Wilson Sons’ DNA. The company’s choice for TIC 4.0, as the first member in Latin America, reflects our visionary character, which drives us to pursue higher standards, with increasingly efficient and sustainable operations. With new digital transformation solutions, we will overcome all industry challenges while developing maritime transport and creating a better future,” said Arnaldo Calbucci, COO of Wilson Sons.
Wilson Sons will be attending the next TIC 4.0 Board Meeting on September 15 in Finland. The meeting will be held both on-site and online and aims to set new standards and next technological developments for container terminals. ICT 4.0 has taken many steps forward in technological standardization. Last year, for example, standards and business concepts for container handling equipment and energy sources were published. This year, the data model and standards for Terminal Operating Systems (TOS) and Container Handling Equipment (CHE) were established.
“The standardization of new technologies is key to helping innovation spread across industry and businesses to raise the bar of efficiency,” says Giovanni, who will participate online in the ICT 4.0 meeting on the 15th.
In addition to the presence of global players as Committee members, TIC 4.0 is endorsed by the Federation of Private European Port Operators (Feport) and the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA).
Rio Grande and Salvador container terminals
Wilson Sons container terminals Tecon Rio Grande (RS) and Tecon Salvador (BA) are making new investments in automation and digitalization. Innovations implemented in terminals include automation and digitalization of operating systems and processes as well as automation of terminal doors (for trucks).
The Rio Grande terminal, the most automated in the country, has been operated by Wilson Sons for 25 years, connecting southern Brazil to the world and operating major container shipping lines calling in Brazil. Since 1997, over $275 million has been invested in infrastructure, equipment, training and technology.
Since 2000, Tecon Salvador, a business unit located in the port of Bahia’s capital, has received over BRL 900 million in investments, including BRL 443 million in the past two years alone. With the recent extension of the quays from 377 to 800 meters, the terminal can simultaneously receive two New Panamaxes, the largest container ships in the world. The unit continues to invest in dock automation, making it more efficient and strengthening its position as an important tool for attracting investment and new business to the north and northeast of Brazil.
Cubo Maritime & Port, first Latin American hub
Reaffirming its commitment to new solutions and fostering technological entrepreneurship, Wilson Sons launched Latin America’s first maritime and port innovation center in July — Cubo Maritime & Port — to make operations more efficient, safe and durable. The initiative is part of a comprehensive ecosystem designed to accelerate innovation and foster industry start-ups. The hub is home to 12 startups, developing high-impact solutions to increase shipping efficiency and help the sector join the low-carbon economy.
Wilson Sons is listed on the Novo Mercado segment of the Brazilian Stock Exchange (B3), which requires high standards of governance. It reiterated its commitment to sustainability by commencing operations this year on the first of six new tugs with a new hull design. WS Centaurus reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 14% thanks to its efficient hydrodynamics. And Tecon Salvador has contracted the acquisition of 12 fully electric construction tractors, which will help reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
Source: Son Wilson