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Cargo Hawk

Introducing Cargo Hawk

Cargo Hawk is a non-intrusive SOLAS-compliant container weight verification system.

Using our patented, highly accurate bolt-on strain sensors affords Cargo Hawk seamless integration with new and existing container handling equipment without the need to introduce expensive and high wearing consumable load monitoring hardware.

Cargo Hawk comes with numerous communication protocols, including Terminal Operating System (TOS) compatibility as standard. Cargo Hawk offers highly
accurate VGM reporting on the fly, resulting in minimal operational disruption.

Cargo Hawk – Suitable Applications

Datum’s Cargo Hawk solution is completely adaptable to any circumstance. It can be implemented with the major methods of loading container cargo such as:

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Gantry Crane

A mobile gantry crane for intermodal operations to ground or stack containers. Inbound containers are stored for future pickup by drayage trucks, and outbound are stored for future loading onto vessels.

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Reach Stacker

A reach stacker is a vehicle used for handling intermodal cargo containers in small terminals or medium-sized ports and are able to transport a container short distances very quickly

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Straddle Carrier

A straddle carrier or straddle truck is a freight-carrying vehicle that carries its load underneath by “straddling” it, rather than carrying it on top like a conventional truck.


Vertical Lift

Vertical lift are used mainly for empty containers are normally rated up to 10t.

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Side Loader

A side loader is a self-loading trailer, typically skeletal, with two hydraulic lifting cranes to lift a container onto it. It can be operated by the driver using controls on the side of the trailer or a remote control.


Low Loader

The low loader is much more economical option compared to other heavy handling equipment and offers complete independence when moving very large fully laden containers.

Cargo Hawk – Features

See below just some of the benefits the Cargo Hawk presents, that are achieved with experiential ROI compared to other intrusive costly, and disposable systems.


SOLAS Compliant

A non-intrusive SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) compliant container weight verification solution for RTG (Rubber Tired Gantry) cranes, fulfilling method 1 of the maritime guidance note MGN 534.


Revenue Generation

Cargo Hawk removes the inconvenience caused to shippers, allowing port operators to offer VGM on the shipper’s behalf. In turn this approach is safer, more practical and far more efficient, providing port operators a additional revenue streams.



Compared to loadcell and fibre-optic sensors installed in the load path, Cargo Hawk offers lower cost hardware and due to the disruption-free monitoring location of our sensors, there is no need to continuously swap out worn load cells.


Weigh In Motion

Cargo Hawk’s cutting-edge software offers VGM weigh in motion, allowing operator and terminal to perform standard operating procedures in an unaffected and efficient manner.


Easy to install & retrofit

The Cargo Hawk system is unique in this market, offering the only system that is installed without the need to remove any existing equipment hardware. Installations can be carried out by terminal maintenance technicians within 2hrs.


Zero Maintenance Truly Fit & Forget

Cargo Hawks unique monitoring approach prevents the common practice of regularly replacing worn or shock-overloaded ‘consumable’ loadcells. Cargo Hawk really is a ‘Fit and Forget’ system.

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