Camco to provide gate and rail automation at three Austrian intermodal terminals

Camco to provide gate and rail automation at three Austrian intermodal terminals
The systems will be installed at the Wolfurt, Wels and Vienna-South terminals

Camco Technologies and Terminal Service Austria (TSA), part of federal railways ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, have signed an agreement for truck gate automation and rail video gate in three TSA terminals.

The Wolfurt, Wels and Vienna-South TSA intermodal terminals currently make use of manual gate systems.

Each one will integrate two truck video gates as well as in and outbound kiosks for automated checks of trucks and cargo.

For train wagon and cargo registration, the three transhipment facilities will rely on the Camco’s rail camera portal. One rail video gate will be deployed at each end of the terminal.

Dr. Johann Pluy, member of the board of directors at ÖBB Infrastruktur, said: “Our focus as ÖBB Infrastruktur is on digitalisation and automation in the intermodal freight terminals in order to further develop success criteria such as efficiency, safety and customer satisfaction as well as to facilitate the access of goods to rail.

“The use of the new technology will further improve the capacity, efficiency and quality of our terminal services in the future.”

Camco Technologies’ truck and rail portals are 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.

Hardware, GOS and rail portal software will integrate in the KLV 2000 TSA terminal operating system, where data is sent to, allowing instant processing of freight and trains, therefore increasing overall terminal efficiency.

In 2020, the TSA cargo volume handled as unaccompanied combined transport, exceeded 475,000 shipments of containers, swap bodies and semi-trailers.

Dr. Renate Glisic, head of the TSA division, stated that the solutions “fit exactly in what we need to leapfrog towards the digitalisation of our combined transport infrastructure”.

Jan Bossens, CEO of Camco Technologies, said: “The Austrian railway infrastructure is certainly one of the most advanced railway systems in the world. ÖBB-Infrastruktur/TSA has been one of the pioneers in embracing the digital transformation.”