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Boulogne Calais Port

The Port of Boulogne Calais optimises the reception of lorries

Published on 09.08.2016

  • The Port of Boulogne Calais optimises the reception of lorries

Calais, August 9, 2016 – The Port of Boulogne Calais this morning opened its new smart car park for lorries’ reception and sorting process. Its commissioning will optimise the arrival of the 1.9 million lorries that use the Port of Calais each year and ensure an ever more secure passage to Dover.


Since 9 am this morning, the thousands of lorries that travel daily on the Port of Calais will pass through this new secure and computerised lorry car park (buffer), directly accessible from the A16 and A26. From now on, they can also benefit from free Wi-Fi throughout the Port.


The decision to put into operation the new equipment allowing the arrival of up to 300 heavy-weight lorries at the same time was taken in late 2015 as part of the Port’s security measures. Convinced of the interest of such an equipment by the leading Port of cross-channel freight to Great Britain, the Port of Boulogne Calais mobilised its team and completed the construction after only four months.


Up to 1,100 secure HGV locations


Featuring 15 lanes allocated over the area of 4 hectares, it will substantially reduce the waiting time for lorries, which will now be more efficiently directed lane by lane to the different checkpoints. This new process will also optimise flow management depending on companies or by lorry type.


As of the end of September, the parking management will be automated through a dynamic signalling. It will also be highly secure thanks to a CCTV system and new security fences.