The Dashboard Spy

August 10, 2006

Marine Terminal Dashboard – Yard Operations Monitoring

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 9:22 am

Thanks to a Dashboard Spy with an interest in marine terminal mechanization, we have this marine terminal operations dashboard to examine. The point of this enterprise dashboard is to allow the marine terminal management to monitor yard operations in real time and to alert them of conditions outside of normal boundaries. Marine terminal operations fallĀ into three main areas of focus in terms of production management: crane operations from/to vessel and train/truck, yard production of container stacks, container parking and rail cars, and gate operations involving entry and departure into the terminal. I am reminded of the mess in our ports with lines of trucks awaiting access to terminals in the aftermath of 9/11 and the increased port security.

Here is the screenshot of the dashboard. You’ll find lots of marine terminal KPIs such as Container Gate Moves, Average Turn Time, Yard Inventory of Containers, Outbound Trucks Still on Terminal Over 1 Hour, etc. The main point, obviously, is that time equals money.

Marine Terminal Operations Dashboard

Homework: Check out these books on marine terminal operations

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books on business dashboards.

PS: If you find yourself part of an enterprise dashboard effort, you must study Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT, the only book on actually implementing enterprise dashboards.

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