In recent years, many Terberg customers have expressed interest in automating the horizontal transport in their container handling operations to improve efficiency. In response, Terberg developed AutoTUG, an automated vehicle based on our yard tractors. As Terberg produces these tractors in large volumes, AutoTUG has much lower initial and running costs than competing equipment, such as AGVs.
Another advantage is that the tractors can be used at existing terminals. Upgrading a terminal is easy as the transponders for navigation can be installed quickly. A terminal or distribution centre can also use AutoTUG in parallel with conventional operation – there is no need to convert the entire terminal at once.
AutoTUG’s software can be tailored to a terminal’s operating procedures and will be supported by consultancy services to optimize navigation, efficiency and the interface with the terminal management software.
Source: Terberg Autotug