The self-service units allow truckers to check in standard containers within around 130 seconds. Truckers just need a valid identity card and complete container data to use the system.
CTA has installed eight of the self-service units, which were supplied by Belgian manufacturer Camco, which has already introduced a similar system in Antwerp. After an initial voluntary test phase at CTA, self-service processing of standard containers became obligatory in mid-June. According to HHLA, the response among the approximately 2,000 truckers calling daily at CTA has been favourable.
HHLA plans to also install the system at its other two Hamburg terminals Burchardkai and Tollerort. Only special cargoes such as hazardous goods or reefer containers will continue to be processed manually.