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Santos Port Authority to enhance infrastructure with wireless networks

Santos Port Authority/Port of Santos
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The Santos Port Authority (SPA) has recently received presentations from four authorised companies delving into how the use of long-range wireless networks might improve the infrastructure in the Port of Santos.

The new scheme saw presentations delivered by the likes of Teltex Tecnologia, Next Level Telecom Ltda, Kore TM Data Porcessing Ltda and Movttel Participações on 16 September and comes after the SPA launched a Public Call Notice in January 2021 which aimed to obtain the best market conditions, engineering, and legality for the best implementation of IoT resources.

“With this initiative, SPA intensifies its position of fostering technological innovation in the Port of Santos, for possible use of the Port Authority itself and the terminals,” said CEO of SPA, Fernando Biral.

By utilising IoT the Port of Santos aims to optimise port logistics, providing efficiency, safety, speed, accuracy, connectivity and cost reduction, according to a statement from the SPA . Additionally, there is great potential the internet resource for improving management in port infrastructure while also assisting in reducing queues and congestion in peak loads.

Brasil Terminal Portuario (BTP) has also committed to upgrading the infrastructure at the Port of Santos. In July 2021, it was reported that BTP had invested 1.3 billion reais ($250 million) for these upgrades. These included purchasing new and modern equipment while also reinforcing mooring berths and the automation process of the terminal entrance and exit gates.

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