In order to improve traffic flows at Hamburg’s largest container terminal, Burchardkai (CTB) a number of construction projects are being brought forward which will also help the terminal to cope with the further growth in trucks volumes.
Trucks are a key mode of transport at CTB and throughout the Port of Hamburg and in recent weeks it has once again become apparent that the container terminal can only operate at full capacity with optimal truck handling conditions.
Jens Hansen, CTB’s managing director said: “Once this construction work has been completed, it will considerably reduce the frequency of tailbacks affecting the public road network.” This will help all those concerned, particularly forwarders and truckers as well as contributing to easing the port’s traffic congestion.
The traffic alleviation measures include increasing the current number of CTB parking spaces from 50 to 81; moving the terminal exit road to free up space for this additional parking and installing self-service terminals at the southern end of the parking area to reduce walking distances for drivers.
Additionally, the current terminal exit road will be redesignated as a fourth entry lane fitted with an OCR portal. This will remove the need for manual data input, thus shortening the registration process for drivers.