The Swedish port, in partnership with Hogia, has introduced a fully automatic, real-time gating solution for its existing gate-in.
In detail, a camera approximately 20 metres from the gate automatically reads each truck's registration plate. The information is then forwarded to Hogia's terminal operating system (TOS) where it is validated according to a framework of rules established by the Port of Trelleborg, i.a., trucks have to have a booking with its vehicle registration number logged into the system as well as the vehicle's arrival at the port must not be too early nor too late. If the information is in accordance with the rule framework, the system approves entry. A code is sent from the TOS to the gate-in system, which opens the barrier for entry.
Previously, the driver had to stop at the gate and choose a language, before being able to get his ticket read. That process took at least 30 seconds, whereas the new automated access control process can be completed just under ten seconds.
"The Port of Trelleborg needed a way to handle increased traffic volumes more efficiently. There is limited holding capacity at the port's gate-in, often resulting in queues of trucks building-up outside of the port resulting in the blocking of local traffic, and resulting in increased emissions from idling engines. With an automated gate-in solution, the port is aiming to make entry faster and smoother for its customers, which has a positive impact on both the environment and traffic safety in the vicinity," the Swedish port wrote in a press release.
Jörgen Nilsson, CEO, the Port of Trelleborg, also underlined, "Over 2,100 trucks pass through Port of Trelleborg every day. With our automatic gate-in solution, we've increased the efficiency of our access control process by 66%. We will be able to handle an increased flow of trucks with existing resources. This is key to our continued expansion."
He summed up by stating, "We want to future-proof our business and continue to be the most climate-smart port in the Baltic, while delivering a great experience for our customers and their customers."
Photo: Port of Trelleborg