SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ # Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) Transportation and Security Technology Group (TSTG) today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Maher Terminals, Inc. Under the terms of the contract SAIC will provide an Intelligent Intermodal Solutions (IIS) gate system to support Maher’s automated receiving and delivery systems at the Port Elizabeth, N.J. facility.
SAIC’s IIS systems expedite the processing of cargo containers at ports, railyards and other intermodal facilities. The IIS system for Maher will use SAIC’s digital video, optical character recognition and smart-card technologies to automatically identify containers, vehicles and drivers as they enter and leave the terminal and track them during the terminal transaction.
The Maher system also will include SAIC’s Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VACIS), which uses SAIC’s gamma-ray scanning technology to automatically verify empty containers. With these capabilities, the IIS system can enhance efficiency, security and safety at the terminal.
“This contract win is the result of close teamwork between Maher Terminals, Inc., Maher Terminal Logistics Systems (MLTS) and SAIC,” said Terry Gibson, vice president of Corporate Development for SAIC’s TST Group. “SAIC was selected at the outset for our expertise and experience as a systems integrator within the transportation industry. Subsequently, SAIC worked with a dedicated team of personnel from Maher and MTLS and together we designed a solution to meet Maher’s specific requirements.”
SAIC, Maher Terminals, Inc. and MTLS have strategically designed this system for scalable deployment to other terminals throughout the world. The innovations in this system can be integrated into automation programs for intermodal operations of all sizes. The system is scheduled to begin operating in the third quarter of 2004. SAIC also will provide maintenance and support for the system components after the operational date.