Ships docked alongside the wharf in Port of Spain. Photo: Christian Welsh/Wikimedia
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- In a bid to increase its container surveillance capability, the ministry of transport in Trinidad and Tobago has signed a contract for the delivery and installation of a container inspection system to be installed at the Port of Port of Spain.
The contract was signed between the ministry of transport for and on behalf of the government of Trinidad and Tobago, and the NUTECH Co. Ltd of China.
Funding for the project is provided from financial aid provided by the government of China to the government of Trinidad and Tobago.
When installed, the system will have the capability of penetrating 300 millimetres of steel as well as a fully loaded container, enabling a wide variety of cargo to be visible without opening the container.
The system makes use of patented technology, used internationally, to provide exceptionally high resolution images that assist the human eye in detecting anomalies in containerized cargo.