Safety in cargo transport

The Colombian port of Barranquilla uses cameras for improved cargo tracking, reducing the risk of contamination and other logistics challenges.

“The installation of this equipment has lended great support to the dynamics of foreign trade, creating favorable conditions that mitigate the security risks to our clients’ cargo.” Enoc Rubio Luque, Head of IT & Communications Infrastructure for the Port of Barranquilla


The Port of Barranquilla is the premier seaport on the Caribbean coast of Colombia and serves as a full-service logistics company. Its financial master plan (2015-2017) included a project to strengthen its current security plan, with the aim of preventing incidents that may threaten cargo integrity while also supporting the country’s foreign trade dynamics and its development of national industries.


It was determined that among the organization’s needs were providing better cargo tracking and implementing a video surveillance system that could cover various areas of operation including parking lots, inspection platforms, and refrigeration and freezer warehouses, among others. As a result, with the help of Axis Communications, they installed a series of cameras capable of withstanding extreme temperature conditions – and offering remote zoom and focus capabilities – while delivering a high level of detail, despite some cameras being situated about 23 feet above ground.


As a result of this security-strengthening project that included the installation of Axis network cameras, the organization has increased the confidence level of its clients. In the project’s first year of implementation there were zero incidents of cargo contamination, successfully demonstrating the effectiveness of the system while complementing the efforts of the port’s experienced work team.

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