In December Port of Trelleborg arranged the final meeting in one of our EU projects, “Sweden-Poland Sustainable Sea-Hinterland Services III”, which has extended for three years, between February 7, 2017 and December 31, 2019. Port of Trelleborg (coordinator) has worked together with our partner port, Port of Szczecin Swinoujscie, and our customer, TT-Line AB, in this project.
The project aimed to increase the efficiency and improve the integration in the corridors Scandinavian-Mediterranean and Baltic Adriatic Corridor, increase cooperation between the parties in the corridors and create a greater opportunity for continued growth in Poland, not least in terms of intermodal traffic, as well as improving connections between the ports and hinterland.
The activities for this project constituted part of the development of Port of Trelleborg’s relocating, which is needed to meet the increasing volumes of traffic. The project is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.
So what have been done in Port of Trelleborg?
· Construction of a new check in and yards
A new check-in has been built as well as new yards in the western part of the port. Check-in consists of freight offices, ticket kiosks, TT-Line’s self-check-in machines, toilets, gates with associated bars etc. The signs has been modernized and has gone from fixed to digital signs. The check-in area is much larger now and with the new yards, the logistics has become more efficient in the port. In the new check-in, the truck and passenger traffic are separated. With the new gate in solution, the trucks can keep moving throughout the access control process without having to stop to show a ticket. This enables a constant flow of vehicles in the port, thereby streamlining entry, and avoiding congestion build-up. This also has a positive impact on both the environment as well as safety.
· New train gate and inspection facility for intermodal railway wagons
The solution with the train gate is an image and identification system that photographs and identifies railway units and wagons with the aim of automating and inspecting traffic passing the terminal via train.
The handling of railway units has become considerably more efficient and means a significant improvement of the working environment at the terminal, since no ocular inspection of the combi staff is necessary after the implementation of the train gate.
· Land filling for yards
The activity involved preparing for land filling for the yards behind the new ferry berths no. 11 and 12 that will be built.
If we summarize the project, it has been a very well-functioning project where everyone has completed their parts of the project and the cooperation between all partners involved has been good. The implementation of the project means that Port of Trelleborg, the best RoRo port in Europe, has developed, streamlined and modernized the infrastructure of the port and can continue to deliver a good experience for the port’s customers and customers’ customers in the future.