ICTSI Uses Autosweep for MICT – BusinessMirror

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) said on Thursday it is partnering with San Miguel Corp. (SMC) to use Autosweep RFID at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT).

As part of the partnership, subsidiary SMC Intelligent E-Processes Technologies Corp. (IETC) will deploy Autosweep RFID technology to MICT to offer “a faster and smoother gate process for trucks.”

(From left) IETC staff Joseph Jude Tuazon, Jules De Leon and CEO Grenaline Argota with MICT Director of Information Technology Systems and Services Reinaldo Marc Cruz Jr., MICT Global Director Philip Marsham and MICT HR Director José Carlo S. Javier.

The partnership will allow RFID scanners at the terminal gates to read Autosweep tags and match truck license plates, resulting in faster gate access and processing.

“Our investment in RFID technology is part of our ongoing efforts to optimize the flow of cargo to and from the terminal,” said Reinaldo Mark Cruz, Jr., director of information technology and services at MICT. said.

“Over the years, one of the problems we’ve had with our automatic gates has been the poor performance of our license plate recognition cameras due to the poor condition of the license plates on some trucks. There were even trucks that just used laminated paper to display their MV file numbers.”

IETC is sending staff to MICT in May to offer free Autosweep tagging for trucks transacting at the terminal. Autosweep is currently used on expressways operated by SMC.

“Using Autosweep RFID tags as a second truck identification alternative solves this problem and speeds up our gates,” Cruz said.

He noted that MICT will continue to increase its technology investment returns “to further streamline its operations as it meets growing demand as a result of the global economic recovery.”

ICTSI’s profit increased by almost one-tenth to $154.61 million in the first quarter from $142.28 million a year earlier, driven by the high efficiency of operations in various parts of the world.

Port operations revenue rose 8 percent to $572.25 million from $528.27 million as throughput increased 9 percent to 3.10 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) from 2.83 million in 2022.

ICTSI has allocated $400 million for capital expenditures for 2023. So far, the company has spent $87.69 million in the first quarter investing in projects such as expanding ports and acquiring new equipment for its ports.

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