11 June 2018
This first mobile turn-key scanner increases efficiency in the logistics chain
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is starting a test project with Barge Terminal Tilburg and Certus Port Automation, a manufacturer of container identification and monitoring systems. All trucks that arrive at, or depart from this inland container terminal over the coming three months, will pass through a newly developed scanning portal that scans trucks for registration numbers and containers for container numbers. The scanner also provides images so that container status on arrival and at departure from the terminal can be examined. This will enable cargo owners and terminal operators to monitor more precisely the time at which a container can be transferred for further transport.
One of the Port Authority’s priorities is to work with supply chain parties to provide access to digital data that will further optimise the logistics chain. That is why the Port Authority is financing the purchase costs of this scanning portal. In exchange, the Port Authority will charge a modest fee per scanned container from the inland terminal.
The trial will be evaluated at the end of the test period. If successful, a decision may be taken to extend the trial.
Port of Rotterdam Authority press release