Ashdod Port benefits from facial recognition tech

Oosto Ashdod

Group 207, an operator in the Port of Ashdod, Israel, recently implemented Oosto’s facial recognition technology for video surveillance of all cargo-handling activities for its customers.

The company’s 70,000 square-meter facility saw almost immediate results upon implementation of OnAccess for security-screening authentication of cargo and ground-handling personnel.

Oosto’s solution recognised authorised individuals which led to manpower saved, reduction in man-hours, increased operational transparency, and a return on investment.

Oosto calculated waiting time reductions totaling 15-20 minutes per driver on average.

Prior to implementing Oosto’s OnAccess access control solution on their premises, Group 207 was challenged with a manual check-in, credentialing, and identification authorisation process of its cargo handlers, which resulted in long lines and inefficiencies.

“Before we implemented Oosto’s facial recognition solution, we had a problem with identification which required a truck driver to provide his paperwork to a receptionist who would then work to identify the driver and certify the paperwork was correct,” said Ofer Margules, Chief Operating Officer of Group 207.

“Now, we don’t need the paperwork, we don’t need the receptionist. The truck driver just goes to Oosto’s system, the system recognises the driver and he can access the cargo he came for. Today, if you ask any driver at this port where the most convenient place to get logistics services in terminals is, definitely they will tell you Group 207.”

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