Telematics technology company Teletrac Navman has secured a contract with Associated British Ports’ Port of Southampton to help streamline operations at one of the UK’s biggest ports.
As the UK’s leading port operator, with a network of 21 ports, ABP handles around one-quarter of the nation’s seaborne trade, contributing £7.5 billion to the economy every year. The company’s Southampton region specified Teletrac Navman’s end-to-end mobile asset and fleet management solutions to gain increased visibility and real-time actionable insight, to streamline and safeguard operations and make them more sustainable. Following a successful trial of the fleet telematics, tracking platform and connected camera system, ABP Southampton will now roll out the technology across its 80-strong fleet, including over 30 electric vehicles.
Craig Barbour, General Manager at Associated British Ports, says: “As a transport and logistics business with a significant spread across the UK, it is our responsibility to ensure that our practices and operations are as safe and sustainable as possible. We have worked hard to increase the sustainability of our Southampton site to great success and have been really impressed with Teletrac Navman’s platform during our recent trial. Having access to real-time data has enabled us to respond quickly to insights and helped us to work smarter and safer. We’re delighted to be able to equip more of our vehicles with this technology and we’re also aiming to roll it out across our remaining regions.”
With public roads, backyards, and a university campus all in close range, the Port of Southampton has an on-site speed limit and vehicles are required to drive for optimum safety, including navigating quayside areas during busy cruise passenger operations. In order to provide drivers and vessel stevedores with much greater visibility when handling everything from cruise ships to automotive carriers, Teletrac Navman will fit all vehicles with front-facing cameras and larger transit vans will also feature rear facing cameras.
Peter Millichap, Marketing Director at Teletrac Navman UK, says: “Optimising safety was a significant area of focus for ABP. Our fleet management platform provides insights into vehicle safety based on key performance metrics and recorded events, such as speeding and harsh braking and provides platform users with a measurable safety score for each driver. During the trial, ABP has been able to utilise fleet performance data and link it back into company benchmarks, to significantly improve safety, sustainability and cost efficiency. We’re thrilled that we have been awarded the contract to supply many more of its vehicles with our solution.”
(Picture – Teletrac Navman)