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Kalmar SmartQuay

Maximise quay crane productivity through automatic container identification and tracking

Kalmar SmartQuay combines optical character recognition (OCR) and container handoff technologies.

Fast, efficient operations with automatic recognition and registration

SmartQuay maximises the efficiency, safety and data quality of your quay operations. By automatically capturing data through optical character recognition as containers are lifted and discharged by ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, and associating them to horizontal transport equipment, SmartQuay eliminates the need for time-consuming manual work assignment and confirmations.

Intelligent management of automatic identification and exceptions using your business information maximises the efficiency of your STS cranes and horizontal transport equipment. This means a significant increase in the number of container moves per hour and a fast, efficient terminal workflow.

Features and options


  • Timely information capture

  • Reduced labour costs and quay errors

  • Improved safety


  • Quay crane OCR

  • Truck handoff

  • Straddle and shuttle operations


  • Automated container identification

  • Load and discharge tracking


  • Crane OCR

  • Location technology – GPS




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