The port has put in place a system for automatic handling of pumping operations between the Harbour's terminals and connected refineries.
The new solution features, among many, a software thanks to which the Harbour's clients can determine via an application when, where, and what is to be pumped.
The system has also replaced a number of other manual works, including safety checks. Earlier, the checkpoints were inspected with the use of either pen and paper or bar code readers, while now inspectors get all the information via a GPS-equipped tablet. The system records any abnormalities, for instance temporary halts of pumping, so that clients can clearly scrutinise them in the system's history.
Owing to making the operations more automated, the capacity of the pipeline system has increased by 2.2%, which translates to 600 hours of additional work that can be done per year.
Last year, the Port of Gothenburg served around 2.5k tankers which brought a record total of 23.7mt of various liquids, such as crude oil, petrol, diesel, as well as other energy products.
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