- XProtect Corporate and Smart Client integrate with third-party solutions
- Primarily Bosch cameras
- A mix of IBM (Lenovo), DELL and virtual servers with VMWare
- Flexibility to expand the system in the future
- The ability to choose cameras most suitable for the environment
After implementing the open-platform VMS solution, the Port of Antwerp saw a reduced number of accidents, less vandalism and theft, better management of shipping traffic and the ability to protect the environment in instances of oil leaks. The high-resolution, situational overview provided by the monitoring solution enables fast detection of questionable events. And when incidents do happen, the Port of Antwerp has access to better proof-of-damage, saving both time and money.
In addition, the open-platform video technology enables port authorities to easily integrate the system with other authorities, such as the port’s Facility Management and Shipping Police. This allows all relevant parties access to the same video data when necessary, so matters can be addressed before they potentially escalate.
Known as the gateway to Europe, the Port of Antwerp in Belgium is a major international hub, ranking 15th out of the 20 largest container ports in the world, and it’s Europe’s second largest seaport after Rotterdam. Its central location 80 kilometers inland offers the fastest and cheapest connections within the European hinterland, as well as ecological advantages. In 2016, the Port of Antwerp handled 14,473 sea trade ships and more than 214 million tons of cargo, of which 117 million tons were containers. Over 1.1 million cars were shipped via the Port of Antwerp.
- Total port area: 12,068 HA
- Length of roads: 358 km
- Length of rail: 1,047 km
- Length of pipes: 1.000 km
- Length of quays: 169 km mooring length, of which 120,6 km were quay walls