• 2018 May 7 17:51

    Smart Port system to be launched for cars and buses in Terminal D of the Port of Tallinn

    On Wednesday, 9 May, the Smart Port system featuring automatic license plate identification and traffic management will be launched for cars and buses in Terminal D of the Port of Tallinn. Tallink says the check-in area for Tallink passengers with cars with its newly built access gates will from then on be situated in a new location, in the part of the port closer to Kadriorg.

    The vehicle traffic management software solution Smart Port will mostly make guiding cars to the ship automated and speed it up: due to the automatic license plate recognition, the drivers who have made a booking beforehand will be directed to the right check-in booth and then the right lane for going on board.

    “Because of the launch of the Smart Port system, the check-in area for cars will be relocated farther from its current site in front of Terminal D to the part of the port which is closer to Kadriorg on 9 May,” said Peeter Nõgu, chief infrastructure development officer in the Port of Tallinn. “The new traffic diagram and direction signs have also been out up in the port area for drivers’ information.”

    The new traffic pattern diagram for cars and buses is available on the web page of the Port of Tallinn portoftallinn.com/for-drivers and Tallink https://www.tallink.ee/et/tallinna-d-terminal 

    According to Peeter Nõgu, in the first weeks passengers travelling by car should allow more time for check-in to be on the safe side. “Still, as people get used to the new traffic pattern, going on board will become much faster and more comfortable for drivers because a major part of getting to the ship, including the check-in and finding the right lane, have been automated.”

    According to Margus Hunt, the sales and marketing director in Tallink Grupp, customers will be the ones to benefit the most from the new system because they will have to spend less time waiting in the port, and the entire boarding will become simpler. “Our passengers and Tallink itself alike will benefit from the implementation of Smart Port, because the novel system will allow us to speed up the boarding process, which will make all related activities more efficient,” Hunt added.

    The Smart Port system was activated in Terminal A of the Old City Harbour in the autumn of 2017 and has been in use for trucks in Terminal D since 11 April 2018.

    Noting will change for passengers on foot in Terminal D with the launch of the Smart Port system.

    The total investment in the new traffic solutions, access gates and parking lots as well s the Smart Port system amounted to 10.5 million euros.

    The completed construction and new traffic management solutions are a part of the renovation of Old City Harbour, which will make the gates to our city and our country more user-friendly, and the entire port area, more attractive.




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