Maritime AM Portillo, Spain

Fire Prevention and Monitoring for Customers

Goods are secure — added value for customers and the business

Agencia Marítima Portillo is the parent company of a group of family owned businesses with over 100 years of experience in the maritime sector. With facilities in Seville and Cadiz for the storage of bulk goods, the company is responsible for a total area of 110,000 m². The nature of the bulk goods and the local weather conditions—with very high temperatures in summertime and significant disparity between night and daytime temperatures—mean that temperature monitoring to prevent damage to goods and to prevent fires on ships is critical to providing optimal customer service, smooth operation and business profitability.

Solutions and Benefits

Sixteen M16 thermographic cameras were initially installed in a staggered project to optimize and protect resources. Given the excellent results, dozens more have now been installed. With MOBOTIX cameras and real-time temperature monitoring, workers obtain the information that they need to clearly identify areas that may be experiencing high temperatures in order to take action to prevent the breakout of fires and damage to goods.

Risks and Challenges

Preventing the overheating of goods; the intelligent M16 Thermal video system with an integrated high-performance thermal image sensor, two directly adjacent lenses and thermal overlay function with thermal and optical image overlay to pinpoint the exact location of hotspots like smoldering fires in a visible image for early detection of risks or damage to goods. The thermographic sensor is able to isolate temperature measurements on any pixel to pinpoint the exact location of hotspots.


The 24/7, reliable and intelligent system for monitoring the entire storage surface area using MOBOTIX M16 thermographic cameras facilitated a more efficient conservation of goods, with the resulting savings in costs and bringing great differential value to the company. Lastly, the quality and reliability of the product, even in conditions with severe airborne dust and extreme weather, as well as the friendly customer service, have fostered the loyalty of Agencia Marítima Portillo — a company that has been a MOBOTIX customer since 2006 and plans to continue implementing new solutions to cover as much space as possible.