The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is collaborating with location data and technology platform Here Technologies to better manage truck traffic in the port.
Within the port, digital information boards – Dynamic Information on traffic Volumes in the Area of the port (DIVA) – provide truck drivers with traffic-relevant information to navigate them through the port.
Here said with its Corridor Travel Time-as-a-Service solution, the HPA can now better monitor the traffic situation on relevant road corridors and manage the flow of traffic.
The existing information boards can also show information on current travel times to key destinations such as cargo transfer points – all without the need for additional hardware in the road sections under consideration.
“In the current supply chain crisis, the management of traffic within logistics hubs like ports is more critical than ever,” said Patrick Götze, head of transport and logistics Northern Europe at Here Technologies.
“With our Corridor Travel Time-as-a-Service solution we provide HPA a cost-efficient way to stay informed about the current traffic situation and update truck drivers about the travel times to their destination.”
The solution is based on vehicle sensor data and utilises services like Here Real-Time Traffic and Here Routing to provide fresh and flexible travel time information. The company added it is easy to set up via an application programming interface (API) and quick to deploy, minimising development and integration efforts for customers.
Rando Schade from HPA road traffic management, said: “For the first time, we can display exact travel times in the port, which help truck drivers to plan their arrival even up to the terminal entrances.
“Continuous comparisons with alternative routes enable concrete route recommendations and thus early avoidance of traffic jams or to drive around short-term openings of the movable bridges. With additional information from the bridge control centres, the route recommendations adapt so that a traffic jam in front of one of the bridges does not even occur.”