Jeppesen has completed delivery of its REKO staff and equipment planning system to the roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) terminal of the Port of Göteborg, Sweden. The system, having undergone extensive trials in the live production environment, had acceptance testing completed during March 2009.
REKO allows Port of Göteborg planners to optimally allocate stevedores and their equipment to the ships on call. It takes into account complex labor rules, the qualifications of staff and their availability, as well as resource demand. It also preserves roster fairness and working conditions. With REKO, the Port of Göteborg can respond to last-minute changes quickly while delivering quality service to their clients.
“Our understanding of what resources we have at a given moment and matching them with a demand that can change at short notice is a challenge to us but something our customers expect us to meet, without impacting their schedules,” said Lena Holmsten, vice president at Port of Göteborg. “REKO is the tool for us to achieve our time window goals yet be more efficient in terms of both slack and overtime.”
Morgan Tobiasson, European regional sales manager, Jeppesen, said, “REKO makes it possible for the Port of Göteborg to optimally plan and allocate staff and equipment resources in their ever-changing operational environment. We are pleased to be part of the Port of Göteborg’s vision to provide a high-performance, high-efficiency operation to their clients.”
About Port of Göteborg
The Port of Göteborg is the largest sea terminal in the Nordic region, handling in excess of 860,000 container TEU, 23 million tons of oil, and 272,000 new cars, annually. The RO/RO terminal, handling 700,000 units annually, includes ca. 300 stevedores on its payroll.
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Calle Jershed, Corporate Communications
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