Truck Weighing Control at Piraeus Container Terminal SA


The Client

Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) commenced operations on 1 October 2009. PCT is a subsidiary of COSCO Shipping Ports, which owns the 4th position worldwide in cargo terminals management companies in the world. PCT’s mission is to provide world class container terminal handling and port services and to be a global player in operating ports. PCT occupies a total area of about 763,998 square meters, with an enormous supporting container stacking area. It has 28 bridge cranes for ship unloading, 37 heavy stowage bridge cranes and more than 150 vehicles. In 2016, PCT handled 3.5 million TEUS.

The Need

PCT needed a solution for the weighing control of the outbound loaded trucks through sophisticated electronic truck scales to ensure that the transferred loads do not exceed the maximum permitted weight limits as defined by the Greek legislation.

Special requirements for the truck scale:

  • Automatic function
  • Weighing accuracy
  • Weighing speed (with weighing stabilization speed < 10 sec)
  • Interface with the existing software system
  • Quick and easy installation

The Solution

Nefton Technologies’ solution included:

  • Mettler Toledo’s weighbridge with 100tn maximum capacity
  • Ten (10) pieces of 50 Tn – PDX POWERCELL digital load cells
  • 21 meters long Steel deck Weighbridge with extra strong design
  • Weighing accuracy and reliability
  • Weighing speed (2,000 trucks per 12h)
  • Interface with the existing systems
  • Installation within 2 days
  • Lightning protection with a 5 year warranty
  • High-speed weighing data transfer to the central information system

The Benefits

  • Full compliance with the legislation relating to overweight vehicles
  • Reduction of delays and traffic congestion
  • Downtimes minimization
  • Transmission of weighing data to the existing software for the certification of the testing procedures