New cargo inspection solution arrives in Itapoá Port


Threat detection and security inspection technologies company, Smiths Detection, has delivered its HCVM XT cargo inspection system to Itapoá Port, Brazil.

The new system, which meets the latest Brazilian image quality requirements set out by the COANA regulations, will be used to screen export cargo for threats and undeclared goods, while helping to maintain the constant flow of trade, according to Smiths Detection.

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Equipped with Smiths Detection cargo screening technology and software, the HCVM XT system distinguishes between materials and reduces the movement of illegal substances and goods contained in trucks or cargo containers.

The technology is also capable of screening through 320 millimetres of steel. 

This, in addition to its minimal footprint and high mobility, is expected to enable the customs authorities to screen for threats with ease, Smiths Detection reported.

The HCVM XT is planned for deployment by April 2023.

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“We are delighted to be providing the HCVM XT to the Itapoá Port, becoming the first installation of this system in Latin America,” said Danyel DeVoe, VP of Sales & Marketing at Smiths Detection.  

In recent years, the shipping industry has been pushing for increased shipping security.

In July 2022, TT Club called for an increase in the volume of container inspections among IMO Member States.

More recently, in February, Maersk was the winner of the Innovation in Safety Award at the awards ceremony in London for its APMT Vessel Inspection Mobile App.

The app offers a standardised digital platform for terminals to undergo out vessel inspections.

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