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Port of Moerdijk and industrial estate De Entree have applied new innovations. A new mast, equipped with an innovative camera system, was recently installed at the entrance gate of the site in order to test the registration of containers. This way there will be a better view of the transport of dangerous goods and companies can also use the available data from the camera registration in real-time for their logistics planning. The Sentors camera system is part of the DATACLEP pilot project in which data from sensors on the site is made available in real time for companies on the site, truck drivers and emergency services. Monotch provides the data link with the camera system. The use of this new technology not only ensures a more efficient handling of goods flows and safety, but ultimately also contributes to a better flow on business parks.

Access configuration and notifications for companies
With a single camera, incoming shipping containers are recognized on the basis of the BIC code. The codes of hazardous substances on ADR signs (GEVI and UN numbers) are also included. With these measurements, the Port of Moerdijk can get a better picture of the volumes and the various substances transported at the entrance gate The Entree and can then compare this data with the multimodal facilities on water and rail. In addition to the port authority, other companies on the harbour site and industrial estate are also involved in the pilot. They too will soon receive a notification when a container has been detected at the entrance gate and are also able to consult an archive with photos and times, which can be useful for visual inspections and possible damage disputes.

Data sharing in a joint measurement system
Such access configuration and data sharing with companies on the harbour site and industrial estate have not been tested before and in this case there is no clear owner of the data. Multiple parties may be interested in the same container; each with their own interests. The aim of this pilot is therefore to arrive at a solid “data management” approach, in which not only data security is guaranteed, but also determines who / where / when / how can have access to this data. By sharing data via a joint measurement system, added value can be created for several parties in the industrial estate. The development of the data sharing at De Entree is in the hands of Monotch, that has already gained a lot of experience in the traffic industry.


Datafication in the logistics sector
The DATACLEP pilot project is part of DALI, which aims to lift data certification in the logistics sector in the Southern part of the Netherlands to a higher level. It focuses on the development of smart logistics: inventing, developing and applying new logistics methods. Resulting in adding more value for all stakeholders, a more efficient handling of goods flows and retaining our international market position.

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