Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

ITS for Road 2013-DE-92024-S

Parking Space Management in the Port of Hamburg


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:

  • a concept that can be transferred to other ports and locations with high industrial and non-industrial activity
  • an increased utilisation rate and cost-effectiveness of the transport infrastructure by providing information about parking space availability
  • reduced traffic volumes and fuel consumption, as well as less damage to the environment due to less trucks looking for parking bays
  • better road safety and conditions for truck drivers who will no longer have to park randomly along the roads
  • more reliable transport processes and easier planning of driving times and rest periods in line with parking space availability, time windows to provide or deliver goods and traffic information


The study's outcomes will be used by the port authority to take decisions on the future implementation. 



State of progress on 31 December 2014:
The project should be fully implemented by the end of the eligibility period. However cost overruns and changes in delivery dates have been recorded during the first year of implementation.





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Total project cost covered by this Decision:


Percentage of EU support:  


Studies: 50%

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Implementation schedule:

Start date: March 2014

End date: December 2015


Beneficiary & Implementing body:

 Hamburg Port Authority AöR


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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