Port of Rotterdam is testing a new container identification

Knowing that CO₂ emissions have to be reduced by 49% in the Netherlands by 2030, carbon neutrality is top of mind in Rotterdam’s industrial sector. Even in a highly competitive market, the port authority and the companies that have settled there keep taking initiatives to consume less energy and increase efficiency in the logistics chain.

LyondellBasell and Covestro completed a major investment in a new water recycling system that will reduce their CO₂ emissions considerably. Meanwhile, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is testing a new container identification and monitoring system, for faster and smarter handling in the port.

New container scanner tested by the port authority

Over the coming months, trucks arriving or departing from the inland container terminal Barge Terminal Tilburg will drive through a new scanning portal. The scanner, made by Certus Port Automation, will automatically register truck and container numbers. That way, cargo owners and terminal operators will be able to monitor further transportation more precisely. The scanner also provides images of the container for convenient tracking of the container status.

The new scanning portal is an investment of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, since one of their priorities is to optimise the logistics chain by digitisation. That way, the port authority ensures more efficient processing of data, faster turnaround times at the terminal and smarter transport planning – surely an asset for the port’s competitive position. If the scanner proves to increase efficiency in the logistics chain, the trial may be extended.

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