Albanian Institute of Transport

  • Initiative 4.3: Parking management and Customs procedures improvements for Ro-Ro traffic at port of Vlore

    • Pilot Action proposed:

    Parking management and customs procedures improvements for Ro-Ro traffic

    • Stakeholders involved:

    Institute of Transport 
    Port of Vlore
    Customs Authority
    Shipping Operator
    Forwarding Agency

    • Subject matter: What? What do exactly do you need to do?

    In order to improve the Ro-Ro traffic, we need to simplify manoeuvres and excessive movements so to have a better management of parking areas and Ro-Ro traffic.

    • Purpose: Why?  

    A better management of parking, will enable the improvement of the transport chain, reduce loading and unloading time, reduce the time of the parking in appropriate areas, minimize excessive movements providing a safe Ro-Ro traffic and with minimal cost.

    • Location: Where? Where will this action take place?

    Port of Vlore

    • Sequence: When?  When to start and end this action?

    Prototyping: 2013
    Piloting: 2014-2015


    • People: Who?  Who is the best person or stakeholder to put in charge of this action?

    Port of Vlore
    Institute of Transport (observer)


    • Method: How?  How this action will be activated?

    The information of the quantity and type of vehicles to be loaded or unloaded shall be taken by the operator (transportation agency). The full list will contain, number of vehicles and their classification as:
    - Car vehicles
    - Trucks, Semi Trailers, Trailers
    - Bus
    - Vans

    Ferry Agent (parking management responsible) should receive this information 8 hours before arriving at berth.
    The officer of the ferry makes the distribution of the vehicles, according to parking spaces. This parking management plan should be entered into the system ITS, which will be clearly legible on a screen within the space ferry and parking areas of the port.

    Street parking in the area of the port should be set according to the parking management plan that is displayed in the electronic monitor. This plan should take into consideration other issues such as the buses go down first or specific problems that can occur etc.

    Direction of vehicles for loading / unloading will be showed by the electronic monitors, showing the plate number of the vehicle. Also, each driver must be equipped with a number which indicates the queue for loading or unloading.
    The implementation of such an electronic system requires a strong collaboration between carriers and operators (agencies).


    • Cost:  How much? How much this attempt will cost?

    To be evaluated in a later phase