Terminal Automation System Benefits

Elizabeth site

Reduced operation expenses by $3 million annually. Starting time moved from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Reduced trucker turn time by 45 percent. From 75 minutes to 40 minutes. Increased volume with less manpower and hours. From 1,800 to 2,600 moves per day. Cut queue time at gate by 60 percent. From two hours to 45 minutes. Reduced trucker's receipt (TIR) preparation cost. From 12 cents to 5.5 cents per TIR. Paper cost reduced from $441 to $252 per day.

Charleston site

Increased gate volume by 40 percent with no additional headcount. Eliminated gate overtime. Eliminated paper at gate. Improved customer container availability. Eliminated filing of 4,500 documents weekly. Freed management time to focus on efforts to improve operations.