Camco Technologies is partnering with Port of Koper for the automated registration of its increasing container and rail wagon traffic. Supported by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme, Port of Koper is part of the COMODALCE pilot for automated container and rail wagon registration. Camco Technologies has been awarded the design, installation and support of its Rail OCR portal technology
Port of Koper investing in capacity increase.
Port of Koper, operated by Luka Koper plc, is Slovenia’s primary port, located in the northern Adriatic and the Mediterranean. Bordering Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, the port of Koper ambition is to become the leading provider of global logistics solutions for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It’s investment plan foresees to reach capacity more than 2 mio TEUs by 2030 and will pursue the goal of transporting at least 60% and up to 70% of the cargo from and to Port of Koper by rail. The construction of a second railway track between the inland Divača intermodal terminal and Port of Koper will be operational by 2026. In the meantime, the existing rail track will be renovated and the company will increase its capacity through organizational as well as information-technology measures.
COMODALCE project under Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme
Approved in the framework of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme started 1st April 2019, the COMODALCE project seeks to increase cooperation and coordination among multimodal freight transport stakeholders in Central Europe, using innovative ICT systems. As part of one of the COMOLDACE pilot activities, the port of Koper will provide of 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. Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE co-funds 85% of project’s activities through the COMODALCE project.
World reference Rail OCR technology by Camco Technologies
Camco Technologies will provide its Rail OCR portal for the automatic inventory and registration of all containers 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. Dedicated engines based on convolutional neural networks and OCR technology immediately start processing after image acquisition. The data is sent to the Terminal Operating System increasing overall terminal efficiency. Camco Technologies Rail OCR has been implemented in +100 intermodal terminals.
Rok Grdina, CIO & CQO of Port of Koper “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.”
Jan Bossens, CEO Camco Technologies: “Digital transformation is entering the logistics industry through the front door and Port of Koper is embracing this evolution. We are delighted to have been selected automation partner in this ambitious project, we are convinced our solutions will help Port of Koper increase cost efficiency through automation.”
Luka Koper is the terminal operator in the only Slovenian port. A public limited company, it provides port and logistics services in the port of Koper. Port of Koper is a multipurpose port, covering various cargoes: containers, liquid cargo and dry bulk, cars and general cargo as well as warehousing services for all types of goods, complemented by a range of additional services for cargo with the aim of providing a comprehensive logistics support for our customers.