Damietta Port, Container & Cargo Security


In one of the oldest ports in the world, located in Egypt, more than half of Egypt's foreign trade is handled, making it one of the third important port in the country in terms of movement of goods after the ports of Alexandria and Port Said. The port itself is made up of a total of 20 terminals dedicated to passengers, livestock or coal, as well as a specialised terminal through which millions of containers move. In this space, through which thousands of people and goods pass every day, it is essential to have tools that guarantee worker security and prevent unknown losses. Every year, this strategic port handles millions of dollars worth of goods destined to major European and Asian cities.


The purpose of the video surveillance system implemented in the container terminal of this Port is to cover the lack of security in the most contentious areas. A wide variety of cameras were installed,capable of withstanding extreme temperatures and guaranteeing recording quality under any circumstance. IP box cameras with a resolution of 3 megapixels, wide dynamic range and auto back focus undoubtedly provide incomparable image quality. The cameras also have embedded intelligence with filters for features such as facial detection, intrusion or abandoned objects. They are installed in IP66 vandal-proof housings that guarantee proper operation despite high relative humidity and temperatures. In turn, PTZ domo cameras have been installed, with a resolution of 2 megapixels and especially designed to offer highquality recordings both during the day and at night.  A complete video surveillance solution that offers a wide range of options for achieving maximum performance from the CCTV system, while also efficiently managing storage and bandwidth.

Key Benefits

Thanks to the advanced security solution he client can have at their disposal a comprehensive control system for infrastructures, merchandise, vehicle fleets and personnel, thereby guaranteeing service quality. The video surveillance platform provides the container terminal with a system that acts as a powerful crime deterrent; should any incident occur, it facilitates instant search options. SCATI places a comprehensive facility and asset security system at the disposal of the client once again, while facilitating management of unknown losses and solutions to incidents by control and visual monitoring of logistic processes. SCATI systems can be used to manage scattered plants from a single control centre, thereby optimising processes and improving client satisfaction by incident resolution. The SCATI solution offers added value in container terminal management, since video camera surveillance of industrial processes improves their performance.