Portuguese Port Operator Relies on RFID for Vehicle Loading

By Amy Lipton

The new Sograin solid grains terminal was designed with a radio frequency identification solution to ensure fast and efficient service for its customers.

In 2008, when Socarpor (Sociedade de Cargas Portuárias) decided to expand its port cargo business by opening a second terminal, the Portuguese company, then 24 years old, knew it would require state-of-the-art technology to compete successfully with operators at the nation's larger ports, including those in Lisbon and Oporto. Sograin—the company's new 300-meter (984-foot) solid grains terminal at the Port of Aveiro, in central Portugal—w...

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