Siemens and Duisport join together to optimize traffic in multimodal transportation hubs

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May 5, 2015:-Siemens and Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) has signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the joint development of innovative concepts for optimizing traffic in multimodal  transportation hubs. Siemens' intelligent truck supply management system  "Integrated Truck Guidance" (ITG) forms an important basis for using existing  infrastructure more efficiently.

A first objective is the gradual introduction of this intelligent flow control system as a pilot project at the Port of Duisburg. As part of this process, the system will record truck data, render this information anonymous, bundle the information with regional real-time traffic data such as travel times, traffic situations and disruptions, and forward them to mobile devices and LED traffic information boards. In this way, incoming truck drivers already have access to all of the important traffic information that is required for coordinated and rapid travel to the next free loading area or terminal.

In another step, the Duisburg pilot project will be expanded to other transport carriers such as trains and inland water vessels in conjunction with resident customers. All of the parties involved believe that the Integrated Truck Guidance system offers a very good basis for optimizing and harmonizing multimodal transport carriers for the hub of the future. In addition, the integration of IT systems will also be pursued in order to guarantee timely communication between the various stakeholders and improve general traffic flows, both into the hinterland and in the direction of the sea ports.

"Where, if not here at the Port of Duisburg, would it make sense to implement modern traffic management to accelerate intermodal connections between the various transport carriers. When, if not right now at the threshold to the age of automated transport. Who, if not the market leaders in logistics and traffic management; they are the ideal stakeholders for this project. I wish you all the best with your project," says North Rhine-Westphalia Minister of Transport Michael Groschek.

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