Igoumenitsa Port Authority

  • Initiative 4.4: Parking management and Customs procedures improvements for Ro-Ro traffic at port of Igoumenitsa

    • Pilot action proposed:

    Management of car, coach, truck movements along with parking management within port area.

    • Stakeholders involved

    Coast Guard
    Customs Authority
    Shipping and Forwarding companies

    • Subject matter: What?  

    A better management of parking area for the users inside the port, taking into account trucks, cars busses etc, which want to embark from the entrance gate to the docks and better management of the unaccompanied vehicles entering and exiting the Port.

    • Purpose: Why?  

    Better management of parking areas enables the improvement of the transport chain, reduces parking time, reduces queues and  improves the environmental impact  since less emission are spread in the Port and the surrounding area. For example:

    • Extra queues are being created from the obligatory weighing of trucks [more   than   6 tn] so an appropriate arrangement has to be taken for the delays caused.
    • New services like unaccompanied vehicles management are offered in the port losing a significant amount of money due to lack of control.


    • Location: Where?  

    Igoumenitsa port

    • Sequence: When?  

    Prototype: 2013-2014
    Piloting: 2014-2015*

    • People: Who?  

    Igoumenitsa Port Authority S.A.
    Coast Guard

    • Method: How?  

    In the beginning of November through a public tender an external expert will be chosen in order to identify the current situation, using statistical data and to present possible solutions for the above mentioned problems.

    • Cost: How much?  

    The exact cost of this attempt can be evaluated in a later phase since it depends from the outputs coming out from the external expert’s implementation study.
    It has to be mentioned however that due to fact that there is no budget at the WP’s for equipment installation the implementation of the pilot action seems rather difficult to be achieved.