Surikat launches automated Fast Gate at P&O Ferries in Europoort

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Surikat’s solution will enhance P&O Ferries’ operations at Europoort, integrating automated gates for efficient freight handling and bolstering customer service.

Surikat, a Swedish port technologies company, has announced the successful launch of its automated Fast Gate solution at P&O Ferries in Europoort. This collaboration aims to boost P&O Ferries’ efficiency, data management, and customer service for freight operations at the port, encompassing both road and rail transportation.

P&O Ferries, a longstanding partner of Surikat, has expanded its existing Lynx TOS solution with the addition of Lynx GOS, integrating automated gates to improve the freight arrival and departure processes in the terminal.

The project in Europoort is another Surikat GOS delivery performed in collaboration with Finnish supplier Visy Oy, experts in hardware solutions and AI-based OCR technologies for smart gates.

The features of this solution include:

  • Handling all gate processes for Rail + accompanied & unaccompanied freight.
  • New electronic signage at the freight gate to provide clear and easy-to-follow instructions for the drivers.
  • A Visy camera portal that will analyse all vehicles entering and exiting the terminal, for both road and rail traffic, providing ANPR (automatic number plate recognition), vehicle measurement and a full 360-degree capture of the vehicle and unit condition.
  • A self-service kiosk providing a multi-language user interface for drivers to gate-in and out of the terminal automatically, or to check in for a sailing.
  • An automated barrier system for swift entry and exit of the terminal.

The new Fast Gate Solution will deliver a smooth, efficient, and secure entry and exit process, reducing waiting times and optimizing traffic flow within the terminal. Additional benefits for P&O include enhanced data quality and visibility for the Terminal Ops team, as well as digitalized customs processes.

“We are excited to introduce Surikat’s automated gate solution at Europoort, offering a streamlined and customer-centric approach to freight operations,” said Alex Cork, P&O Ferries. “This system not only enhances our operational efficiency but also prioritizes the convenience and safety of our valued customers.”

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