Siemens and duisport install intelligent truck access management system
Duisburg, 04.12.2015 | Development of new truck traffic management system reaches next project phase / Development of traffic flow collection system and dynamic signage in the Port of Duisburg
The strategic cooperation between Siemens and Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) for the implementation of a traffic management system, which started this spring, has now reached the next project phase. Following the procurement of all approvals, traffic flow collection and dynamic signage systems will be installed in logport I in Rheinhausen and Ruhrort starting next week. Test operations for the pilot project will commence at the beginning of next year.
“These measures bring us one step closer to our goal of optimizing the efficiency of traffic flows in the Port of Duisburg. In the future, the intelligent truck access management system will not only reduce bottlenecks and congestion, but will also create new capacities. This will allow us to increase the performance of our logistics location in the long term,” emphasizes Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.
It is thanks to the good collaboration with the city of Duisburg and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia that the next project phase could proceed to the implementation level so quickly. The traffic flow collection system compiles the traffic data of the trucks and forwards them to a centralized office operated by Siemens in an anonymous form and via standardized interfaces. The new traffic flow collection system meets all data protection requirements, since it collects only traffic information, and no personal data.
The system will be activated after a test phase at the beginning of next year. Additional signs with travel time information allow truck drivers to choose the best route. An intelligent app that continuously informs drivers, logistics providers and terminal operators of whether planned arrival times match with the expected arrival times is also in development. In this vein, the system will collect the truck data, convert it into anonymous form, bundle it with regional real-time traffic data (such as travel times, traffic situation and disruptions) and import these onto mobile devices. In the future, arriving truck drivers will receive all important traffic information to reach their destination quickly and in a coordinated manner.
Additional information can be found at www.duisport.de/vls.