This is the first installation of SeeTrain in Europe after successful deployments in the US. The system will be part of a CCR project being conducted by HTS at the Port of Zeebrugge, and will read and record the container code numbers when a train enters or exits the port. Zeebrugge handled 1.2m containers and 2m teu in 2007.
“The selection of SeeTrain for the Port of Zeebrugge is another milestone in the evolution of HTS as a major supplier of OCR systems to European customers, in addition to our global activity,” said Meta Rotenberg, VP business development at HTS. “SeeTrain will increase the port’s traffic efficiency and prevent bottlenecks, while enhancing security.”
SeeTrain can handle all standard-sized containers, and reads ISO 6346 formats, including check digit verification and size/type (ISO 6346 is the international standard for assigning unique codes to freight containers). It reads container numbers from both sides as well as from the rear of the box, and reads both single-stack and dual-stack container configurations.