New scanner in the port of Rotterdam
End production: 16/10/2007 First transmission: 16/10/2007
Millions of containers are loaded and discharged in the port of Rotterdam each year. On 16 October 2007, Rotterdam port customs officials officially inaugurated a new relocatable container scanner. This high dual energy scanner not only can be relocated within eight weeks, but it also uses the latest technology to distinguish between different substances. It takes only a couple of minutes to scan a container and for customs officials to analyse the pictures.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||General view of the port of Rotterdam with lorry traffic and containers (4 shots)
||Lorry entering scanner and containers being scanned (10 shots)
||Views of the control room with customs officials analysing screens with different colours showing different substances (4 shots)
||Screen showing result of scan
||Truck leaving scanner (2 shots)
||Bert Wiersema, member of the Rotterdam customs management team, (in DUTCH) saying that nowadays, every customs office owns its x-ray container scanner, but this one is a very special one because the image is very sharp, and it is almost unique in the world in that it is capable of distinguishing various substances: it can differentiate organic materials from inorganic, plastic from coffee, heavy metals from light metals
||Bert Wiersema (in DUTCH) saying that the Dutch customs try to be ahead, to push the competence of the manufacturers to the edge, so that they are technologically ahead and that they obtain the necessary innovations; this machine brings them those innovations that they specifically need