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Dubai Customs gets high-tech system to scan big vehicles



The biggest port in the UAE and the region, Jebel Ali and TECOM Customs Centre has been equipped by Dubai Customs with a first-of-its-kind advanced system in the world for inspecting heavy and light vehicles, equipment, and yachts through X-ray scanning.

This system allows the center to double its inspection operations and accelerate procedures, supporting the smooth flow of business and trade and enhances the position of Jebel Ali Port as the largest port in the Middle East and one of the most important ports globally.

The system has been customized to meet Dubai Customs’ requirements, allowing it to scan vehicles and heavy equipment with maximum dimensions of 5.9 meters by 5.5 meters. It operates in two modes: stationary (gantry) mode, where the vehicle is stationary and mobile mode, where the vehicle is scanned while passing through the device. It can detect and identify radioactive materials, determine their location, identify customs declarations through container numbers, and remotely control image analysis.

Eng. Adel Al Suwaidi, Director of Technical Support Department at Dubai Customs, stated, “Acquiring this unique system is a significant step towards affirming Dubai Customs’ strategy in leading secure customs operations worldwide, given its exceptional capability to detect the contents of vehicles, containers, and heavy equipment, as well as identifying prohibited and restricted materials.”

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