Patras Port Authority

  • Initiative 4.2: Parking management and Customs procedures improvements for Ro-Ro traffic at port of Patras

    • Pilot action proposed:

    Management of car, coaches and truck movements and parking within and outside port area.

    • Stakeholders involved:

    Port Police
    Customs Authority
    Shipping and Forwarding companies

    • Subject matter: What?  

    A better management of parking area for the users inside the port area, taking into account trucks, cars busses etc, who want to embark from the entrance gate to the docks and a better management of the unaccompanied cargos entering and exiting from 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 not  only  in the port, but also in the surrounding area.
    Extra queues are also coming from the obligatory weighing of trucks [more than 6 tonnes] so an appropriate arrangement has to be taken for the delays caused. Management of the unaccompanied cargos is of great interest of the Port since a significant amount of money is lost due to lack of controlling especially the unaccompanied cargos leaving the port.

    • Location: Where?  

    Patras port

    • Sequence: When?  

    Prototype: 2013-2014
    Piloting: 2014-2015*

    • People: Who?  

    Patras Port Authority S.A.
    Port Police

    • Method: How?  

    In the beginning of November through a public bid an external expertise will be chosen in order not only to identify and illustrate the current status at the Port, using statistical data, cut off time etc but also to present possible solutions for the above mentioned problems such as possible new arrangements of the existing parking areas using an up to date software, cameras and so on.

    • Cost: How much?  

    The exact cost of this attempt can   be evaluated in a later phase since it depends from the outputs coming from the external expertise.
    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.