SECURE ZONE FOR TRUCKS * France: At Calais Port
* Calais - New ‘smart’ truck zone opens in
The Port of Calais today opened a “smart” and “more secure” reception zone for trucks, which it says will greatly facilitate their transit through the French Channel port... Located on a 4-hectare site and equipped with 15 lanes, the new facility can handle up to 300 HGVs at any one time and will “optimise the arrival of the 1.9 million HGVs that use the port of Calais each year and assure a more secure passage to Dover”, the Port Boulogne-Calais Authority said. Directly accessible from the A16 and A26 motorways, its opening coincides with the introduction of free wireless access throughout the port... By the end of September, the operation of the new truck zone will be automated using a signalling system, backed up by CCTV provision and new security fences. On the busiest days, Calais’ existing truck waiting area will continue to offer the capacity for up to 800 trucks, bringing total capacity to 1,100 HGVs...
(Photo: The 4-hectare reception area aims to ‘optimise the arrival of the 1.9 million HGVs that use the port each year and assure a more secure passage to Dover’) -- Calais, France - Lloyd's Loading List, by Stuart Todd - 9 Aug 2016