Case Study

Case Study: Port Of Greater Baton Rouge Tackles Maritime Security

Source: Bosch Security Systems

Port of Greater Baton Rouge is one of the top 10 ports in the United States and ranks 32nd in the world in total annual tonnage. It is situated 230 miles from the Gulf of Mexico on the Mississippi River and the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. It covers multiple facilities that span 85 miles of the Mississippi River and encompasses Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and West Baton Rouge Parishes in its Port jurisdiction.

The port needed a security solution that would ensure the secure transport of cargo and the safety of staff and visitors working within the confines of the port - including dock workers, truck drivers and the personnel of tenant companies with operations on port property. The solution also needed to conquer the logistical issues of the port's main Mississippi River Terminal and Inland Rivers Terminal, such as the large distance between the locations.