Mersey Docks and Harbour Company
Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, now part of leading property and transport group, Peel Holdings Limited, operates the Port of Liverpool, one of the busiest container ports serving the busy North Atlantic Route which today handles more container trade with the USA and Canada than any other port in the UK.
Baydale Control Systems Ltd was appointed by Mersey Docks and Harbour Company in October 2001 to provide the Company with the ability to track containers and their manifest from vehicles onto ships and vice versa.
Strategy and Action
Baydale designed, installed and maintain a highly sophisticated solution comprising a COTAG Access Control system, a digital CCTV system and a vehicle barrier system incorporated into the Port's existing IT network and operated via bespoke software, also designed by Baydale. The system is capable of managing over 500 containers per day and recording 45,000 images onto a digital server which can be accessed from multiple points throughout the network.
The logistical aspect of this port has been greatly enhanced by the provision of this advanced Access Control system by Baydale which enables the real-time monitoring of all freight into and out of this location.