Bringing security and efficiency to a world-class seaport
Located at the entrance to Tampa Bay along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Port Manatee is one of the state’s largest and fastest growing deep water seaports. Each year, approximately 8 million tons of cargo passes through Port Manatee on its way into and out of the Southeast.
With smart integration and innovative digital tools, Siemens helps one of Florida’s fastest growing ports be more secure and efficient.
Robust integrated access control system meets new security regulations and improves port operations
Combined access control and command and control solution helps port officials track movement of goods throughout the port
Positions Port Manatee for future growth by increasing automation and establishing business-focused workflows
"The Siemens system is built around compliance. From the time they come in and tell us what they’re doing, we can track them." - David St. Pierre, Director of Seaport Security Port Manatee
A better way to work
Siemens engineers went beyond integrating security equipment into Vantage. Working with port officials, they developed workflows within Vantage and integrated systems critical to those processes, such as refrigeration systems for perishable items. With SiPass and Vantage, port staff can utilize automation and workflows to better track and manage visitors and port users. The port can do more with less. And, with intelligent workflows established, port operations are completed more efficiently.
Securing the bottom line
Since 9/11, security expenses have grown at an accelerated rate – with the burden falling mainly on the port’s budget. With its ability to create that one-to-one match between port users and cargo, Port Manatee has greater transparency into who is using what service and can recoup more of their own costs.