As part of the port of Dover's Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development, Sanderson Group has been appointed to supply the warehouse management and cargo terminal management software for its new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal (RCT).
According to the port, the software solutions will be deployed throughout the newly constructed, multi-purpose RCT, which is designed to deliver fast, dedicated and direct access to Europe on the shortest sea crossing.
Port of Dover Cargo specialises in the handling, storage and freight forwarding of temperature-controlled commodities which include pineapples and bananas, but will also handle break bulk, project cargo and abnormal loads for the energy industry across the Kent coast.
“The Sanderson solution will make a huge difference to our operation, allowing us to grow the business and boost our efficiencies to help us deliver service improvements to our customers," explained Shaun Pottage, director of finance and operational services. “As part of the drive to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure to customers, Port of Dover Cargo has installed the Sanderson solution to provide customers with real time updates using barcode scanning and RF functionality from the point of receipt though to put away, order processing, pick and pack and dispatch with speed and accuracy.”
Port of Dover Cargo’s software solutions will manage the complete operation across the terminal to include ships unloading at the quay, dispatch from the warehouse to road traffic entering and leaving the site while integrating with the current systems at the Port, with all vehicle and container movements on the site being live-tracked.
DWDR is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover, delivering long-term capacity for a key international gateway handling trade to the value of £122bn and representing up to 17 per cent of UK trade in goods.