Terminal Operator Introduces E-gate To Curb Cargo Pilferage At Port

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A terminal operator at the Tincan Island Port, Five Star Logistics Limited, has unveiled an automated pedestrian access gate to curb pilferage of cargoes at the port terminal.

The electronic gate is also equipped with facial recognition and a smart card system to sanitise the port, collect port users’ data and address security challenges at the terminal.

The company’s Terminal Manager, Mr. Jaysing Kamthe described the development as fulfilling the terminal’s biggest goals since the port concession in 2006. He said: “We have been longing to introduce this innovation to improve access control into the port for efficiency and improved service delivery.

This is a multipurpose cargo terminal and there is a need to have proper access control for people who utilize the port terminal. “The development will lead to a reduction in logistics costs as transactions at the port terminal will be handled more efficiently for customers to enjoy better service delivery.

Only those who have business at the port terminal and have been activated can access the ports. “Those who have the cards but don’t have cargoes at the port will not be activated. So, the movement of people within the terminal will be restricted.

We are also improving the cargo delivery process in a way that port users can evacuate their cargoes within the shortest time possible.” The terminal manager added that the terminal was increasing its surveillance system via CCTV cameras from 24 cameras to 70 cameras.

At the event, the Customs Area Controller, Tin-Can Island Port Command, Comptroller Dera Nnadi, urged port stakeholders not to abuse the process but to collaborate with the terminal operator to address possible shortcomings.

He said: “When I was DC Enforcement some years ago, what we are witnessing today was an idea that we discussed in 2018.”

Also, the Port Manager, Tin-Can Island Port, Mr. Sylvester Egede, encouraged other port operators within Tin-Can Island Port to learn from the commendable strides of Five Star Logistics Terminal.

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