Port of Antwerp Gets Nuke Detectors

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 13, 2016

  • Photo courtesy of Port of Antwerp
  • Photo courtesy of Port of Antwerp
  • Photo courtesy of Port of Antwerp Photo courtesy of Port of Antwerp
  • Photo courtesy of Port of Antwerp Photo courtesy of Port of Antwerp
Arktis Radiation Detectors was selected to supply radiation portal monitors and mobile detection systems to the Belgian Government, for use at the Port of Antwerp.

Under the contract, which has been let by the Belgium Ministry of Finance, Arktis and partner Bavak - Arktis’ exclusive distributor for the Benelux Region - will supply the port with radiation detection equipment for the largest capacity container terminal in Europe, located at the Left Bank in the Port of Antwerp.

The Port of Antwerp is a leader in the use of detection systems with a throughput of over 9.6 million seagoing twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU’s) per year, making it the second largest port in Europe. The port has played a vital role in world trade since the middle-ages. Cargo find their way to the port not only by barge or vessel but also by road, rail and even pipeline. The systems supplied by Arktis and Bavak will be operated by Belgian Customs to monitor the import and export of goods through the port and to identify any suspicious or hazardous materials. Arktis’ FLASH Radiation Portal Monitors can achieve this while having only a very minimal impact on the flow of traffic. In addition to supplying the new radiation portal monitors,  Arktis has also provided two MODES_SNM Mobile Radiation Detection Systems. Bavak, who are responsible for the equipment’s integration, will provide ongoing technical support and maintenance throughout the contract.
Rico Chandra, CEO of Arktis Radiation Detection Systems said “I am delighted that we have been able to partner with Bavak on this important project. Bavak have a long history of working with Belgian customs. Together we look forward to supplying our customer with systems that will play a key role helping to secure the port and therefore the world’s wider shipping network from the movement of dangerous cargo and nuclear materials.”
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