April 20th 2022

CERTUS Automation solutions for Lekki Freeport Container Terminal

CERTUS Automation has signed an agreement with Lekki Freeport Terminal (LFT), a joint venture between CMA TERMINALS (CMAT), a fully-owned subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, and CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY (CHEC), to deliver the Automated Gate Solution combined with Fleet Telematics and Position Detection to support the Gate and Yard processes for LFT in Lekki Port, Nigeria.

LFT will be one of the most modern ports in West Africa, offering enormous support to the burgeoning commercial operation across Nigeria and the entire West African region. The CERTUS Automation solution supports the terminal in levelling their Gate Capacity, Access control, Central Exception handling and Automatic Container Inspection. In combination with the Position Detection Solution (PDS) from IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, all container traffic (RTGs, Reachstackers, internal as well as external trucks) can be traced in real-time and containers will be stacked accurately. The PDS also enables visibility of all yard equipment at a glance, job optimization as well as performance reporting.

The solution delivery includes an Automated Gate which consists of 5 Gate OCR portals, Weigh in Motion scales, 15 Gate Lanes equipped with kiosks, RFID readers and Traffic Control Equipment, the GOS software suite together with a Vehicle Booking System (VBS), combined with truck RFID equipment and fleet telematics devices for 35 terminal tractors, 15 RTGS and 9 reach stackers/empty handlers.

Dave Walraven, Chief Commercial Officer (CERTUS): “We are happy that Lekki Freeport chose CERTUS Automation as their supplier for Gate Automation. Our team is proud to support in their drive towards utilizing automation into their terminal. As the leading provider of automation solutions for gate, yard, rail and quay operations in the container terminal industry, we are uniquely positioned to support Lekki Freeport in this project.”

CERTUS AutoGate solutions are trusted by terminal operators all over the world for their ability to boost the efficiency of operations as well increasing data accuracy. Over the last years all CERTUS’ OCR engines algorithms have been moved to deep learning engines, assuring even higher recognition rates and making additional features available. In combination with the latest camera technology, higher productivity is achieved by means of accurate data capture and automated gate inspections.

Denrick Moos, Chief Executive Officer (Lekki Freeport):: “We are realizing a unique project, offering enormous support to the burgeoning commercial operation across Nigeria and the entire West African region. In our operational concept for the container terminal, the offerings by CERTUS were the best fit to help us meet our operational goals and we really look forward realizing this prestigious project with CERTUS as part of the project team.

About CERTUS Automation

CERTUS Automation is a leader in the field of OCR, image processing and software development. The company installs and maintains OCR (Optical Character Recognition) systems for automatic recognition of relevant data marked on containers, trailers and trucks. Their solutions can be deployed in quay- and yard cranes, gates, rail and truck-parking facilities and distributions centra all around the globe.


About Lekki Freeport

Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL) is a joint venture enterprise owned by a group of investors led by the Lekki Port Investment Holdings Inc (comprising China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. and Tolaram Group), the Lagos State Government and the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).



At IDENTEC SOLUTIONS we are engineering ideas to improve efficiency in the Industrial Internet of Things. Our wireless solutions keep people safe, make teams work better, deliver valuable insights and eliminate wastefulness – even in harsh environments. That’s why the world’s biggest and most productive ports, mines, energy operators, automotive suppliers and carmakers trust us to help them better utilise the resources they have. IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is headquartered in Austria with regional offices in Australia, the USA, Norway, Germany and sales representatives in the UK.

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CERTUS Automation, Chantal Mooij (marketeer) c.mooij@certusautomation.com

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