The Port of Koper has struck a deal with Camco Technologies to automate its container and rail wagon registration services in anticipation of a growth in cargo throughput.
Port of Koper, operated by Luka Koper plc, is Slovenia’s primary port. With its investment plan it aims to increase capacity to 2 million TEU by 2030, and will aim to transport 60-70% of the cargo by rail.
Camco Technologies will provide its rail Optical Character Recognition (OCR) portal for the automatic inventory and registration and rail wagons entering or leaving the Port of Koper.
The Camco Technologies rail portal is equipped with AI embedded cameras, capable of registering container, trailer and rail wagon ID, ISO code, weight info and door direction.
The data is then sent to the TOS increasing overall terminal efficiency.
The partnership was approved in the COMODALCE project as part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme which began in April 2019.
The COMODALCE project seeks to enhance cooperation and coordination among multimodal freight transport stakeholders in Central Europe using ICT systems.
As part of one of the COMOLDACE pilot activities, the Port of Koper will provide a tool to streamline and speed-up data exchange. The equipment to be provided by Luka Koper will be intended for reading of containers and wagons during the railway transport from and to the port.
Rok Grdina, CIO and CQO at the Port of Koper, said “With the investments under our Strategic Business Plan 2020-2025 strongly focused on adoption of new technologies, Port of Koper will increase capacity and provide efficient, reliable and high-quality services to our partners.
“We are convinced Camco Technologies will help us in achieving this goal on the road of digital transformation.”
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE co-funds 85% of project’s activities through the COMODALCE project.