Creation date: February 17, 2015
The EU's TEN-T Programme will invest over €500,000 in a study on introducing an intelligent traffic management system in the port of Hamburg in Germany. The study is to contribute to an optimised use of the port's infrastructure, reduced traffic-related pollution, faster transport and cargo handling and improved road safety.
The study will look into ways to improve the utilisation rates and cost-effectiveness of existing infrastructure and facilities in the Port of Hamburg by introducing an intelligent traffic management system in both the existing and planned truck and car parks.
The potential benefits of the project are:
The study's outcomes will be used by the port authority to take decisions on the future implementation.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013, priority 'New generation of smart / connected transport'. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
The project is to be completed by December 2015.
The TEN-T Programme was established by the European Commission to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union.
The INEA is managing the technical and financial implementation of the TEN-T programme.