April 12th 2023

New Gate Solutions for Georgia Ports Authority

CERTUS Automation has been awarded a contract extension with the Georgia Ports Authority to enhance GPA’s terminal operations and help grow its container-handling capabilities. As part of this plan, GPA will expand gate solutions at Garden City Terminal Gates 9 and 10. CERTUS will also supply gate solutions for the new Savannah Transload Facility.

The agreement between GPA and CERTUS is a logical continuation of the successful implementation of Automated gates by CERTUS at Georgia’s ports in the past. The previously delivered gate infrastructure has already led to significant improvements in efficiency, safety and a better overall experience for truck drivers.

“The CERTUS technology expedites each truck gate transaction for superior cargo fluidity,” said GPA Chief Information Officer Bill Sutton. “The result is increased production for motor carriers and for our terminal operation, coupled with a safer environment for workers staffing the gates.”

By partnering with CERTUS, the Authority can continue to upgrade its facilities and make sure Georgia’s ports remain a world-class destination for trade and commerce.

CERTUS is a leading provider of automated gate systems to ports and terminals around the world. GPA’s decision to partner with CERTUS Automation is a testament to the company’s expertise in the field and its commitment to delivering innovative and reliable solutions.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Georgia Ports Authority and be working with them on these exciting projects,” said CERTUS Chief Commercial Officer, Dave Walraven. “Our team is dedicated to providing solutions that improve efficiency and streamline operations for ports and terminals.”

The deployment of the new gate solutions started at the beginning of 2023 and will be completed in phases to minimize disruption to normal operations. CERTUS will continue to work closely with GPA to ensure a smooth and successful implementation.

GPA - Savannah Transload Facility

Savannah Transload Facility

GPA - Garden City Terminal Gate 4

Garden City Terminal – Gate 4

About Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)

The Georgia Ports Authority manages and operates deepwater terminals in Savannah and Brunswick, as well as inland ports in Chatsworth, Bainbridge and Columbia. Port activity in Georgia supports more than 561,000 jobs throughout the state annually, and contributes $33 billion in income, $140 billion in revenue and $3.8 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy.

About CERTUS Automation

CERTUS Automation is a leader in the field of OCR, image processing and software development. The company installs and maintains OCR (Optical Character Recognition) systems for automatic recognition of relevant data marked on containers, trailers and trucks. Their solutions can be deployed in quay- and yard cranes, gates, rail and truck-parking facilities and distributions centra all around the globe.

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