Camco Technologies to provide port of Koper with Rail OCR

Container terminal in Port of Koper. Source: Port of Koper
Container terminal in Port of Koper. Source: Port of Koper

Camco Technologies is partnering with the port of Koper for the automated registration of its increasing container and rail wagon traffic. Supported by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme, the port of Koper is part of the COMODALCE pilot for automated container and rail wagon registration. Camco Technologies has been awarded the design, installation and support of its Rail OCR portal technology.

Port of Koper, operated by Luka Koper plc, wants to reach a capacity of more than 2 million TEUs by 2030. Moreover, it envisions to transport 60 to 70 per cent of the cargo from and to the port by rail. The construction of a second railway track between the inland Divača intermodal terminal and port of Koper will be operational by 2026. In the meantime, the existing rail track will be renovated and the company will increase its capacity through organisational as well as information-technology measures.COMODALCE project


Approved in the framework of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme, which started 1 April 2019, the COMODALCE project seeks to increase cooperation and coordination among multimodal freight transport stakeholders in Central Europe, using innovative ICT systems.

As part of one of the COMOLDACE pilot activities, the port of Koper will provide a tool to streamline and speed-up data exchange. The equipment to be provided by Luka Koper will be intended for the reading of containers and wagons during the railway transport from and to the port. Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE cofunds 85 per cent of the project’s activities.

Rail OCR technology by Camco Technologies

Camco Technologies will provide its Rail OCR portal for the automatic inventory and registration of all containers and rail wagons entering or leaving the Port of Koper. The Camco Technologies rail portal is 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. The data is sent to the Terminal Operating System increasing overall terminal efficiency. Camco Technologies Rail OCR has been implemented in +100 intermodal terminals.

Help to increase capacity

Rok Grdina, CIO & CQO of the port of Koper commented: “With the investments under our Strategic Business Plan 2020-2025 strongly focused on adoption of new technologies, the port of Koper will increase capacity and provide efficient, reliable and high-quality services to our partners. We are convinced Camco Technologies will help us in achieving this goal on the road of digital transformation.”

Jan Bossens, CEO of Camco Technologies added: “Digital transformation is entering the logistics industry through the front door and the port of Koper is embracing this evolution. We are delighted to have been selected as the automation partner in this ambitious project, and we are convinced our solutions will help the port of Koper increase cost efficiency through automation.”

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