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Bosch Secure Truck Parking creates space for trucks

New parking facilities in the Port of Hamburg

Regina Haberkorn

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Frankfurt am Main– In future, it will be possible to reserve around 50 truck parking spaces at the 'Cruise Center Steinwerder' cruise terminal by using the Bosch Secure Truck Parking platform. The parking spaces will be available to truckers on 250 days of the year, when there are no cruise ship dockings. In this way, Bosch is improving the difficult parking situation in the port area in cooperation with Cruise Gate Hamburg and Logistik-Initiative Hamburg.

The solution is intended to increase the efficiency of port logistics by connecting the Bosch platform to the slot booking procedure of the Hamburg container terminal. In future, instead of clogging up the streets, trucks that are waiting for customs clearance at the terminals can park at Cruise Gate. In this way, the parking facilities available in the port will be increased in an intelligent way. The parking area is access-restricted and video-monitored and provides drivers with an impressive panorama of the Port of Hamburg. Sanitary facilities are also available.

Intelligent use of existing parking spaces

Bosch Secure Truck Parking at the 'Cruise Center Steinwerder' cruise terminal relieves traffic on Hafenstraße and preserves resources. Jan-Philipp Weers, Head of Bosch Secure Truck Parking, commented: "Together with Cruise Gate Hamburg and Logistik-Initiative Hamburg, we are creating the conditions for economical and environmentally-friendly parking management to work. The existing parking space is used efficiently. The parking space search is no longer necessary due to the Internet reservation. This reduces emissions, prevents random parking and makes truckers' lives less stressful. We are very proud to be making an important contribution to road safety here in Hamburg."

Sacha Rougier, Managing Director of Cruise Gate Hamburg, describes the new service as follows: "Cruise Gate Hamburg is continuously searching for solutions to optimally utilize the parking spaces, also on days when no cruise ships are docked. We are delighted that we have found a partner in Bosch Secure Truck Parking with which we can improve the difficult parking situation for truckers in the port area and surrounding truck stops. The fact that you can reliably make a booking and the high standard of security are a big plus for truck drivers."

Hans Stapelfeldt, ITS network manager at Logistik-Initiative Hamburg, also believes that the future collaboration will be of great benefit: "I am delighted that no green areas have to be sealed over to create new parking facilities – existing areas, which otherwise remain unused on days when there are no cruise ship dockings, are being used in an intelligent way."

Smarter parking: faster, easier and secure

Around 14,000 more parking spaces are needed for trucks in Germany. The shortage often has far-reaching consequences: accidents, increased fuel consumption and cargo theft. To make truck parking faster, easier and secure, Bosch provides a service that allows truckers to reserve parking spaces at truck stops and company premises throughout Europe. The principle: Bosch records the occupancy of parking spaces in real time. Forwarding companies and truck drivers can reserve parking spaces along their route in advance or when on the road using a free online portal or via an app.

Bosch Service Solutions is a leading global supplier of Business Process Outsourcing for complex business processes and services. Using the latest technology and the Internet of Things, the Bosch division develops integrated and innovative service solutions in the areas of Mobility, Monitoring, and Customer Experience. Around 10,000 associates at 36 locations support national and international customers in around 40 languages, primarily from the automotive, travel and logistics sectors as well as information and communication technology.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 428,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which roughly 48,000 are software engineers.

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