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Truck scanning to be tested

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is starting a test project with Certus Port Automation, a manufacturer of identification and tracking systems for containers, and Barge Terminal Tilburg.

Trucks that enter and exit this domestic container terminal in the next three months will pass a new scanner that scans trucks by license plate number and containers by container number.

The scanner also provides visual material so that it can be seen in which state the container arrives at the terminal and leaves it. The Port of Rotterdam claims this allows cargo owners and the terminal operator to monitor more accurately at what time a container can be transhipped for further transport.

Because the scanned data means less manual work is required at the terminal, the Port claims it increases the efficiency in the entire logistics chain. Similar identification and tracking systems have been used at the deep sea container terminals in the port of Rotterdam before. A low threshold variant is now being tested first at the Vossenberg location of Barge Terminal Tilburg.

One of the priorities of the Port Authority is to provide digital data together with chain parties that will further optimise the logistics chain. At the end of the test period, the pilot project will be evaluated. If successful, it can be decided to extend the test.

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