Two awards for Fremantle Ports' truck management system
At the 2018 Western Australian Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Awards held on 26 May, Fremantle Ports won two out of four awards - the Innovation Award and the Excellence in Transport Planning, Supply Chain and Logistics Award.
These awards were both for Fremantle Ports' Truck Control System (TCS) which has been implemented at North Quay to minimise and manage heavy vehicle congestion.
Since 2010, Fremantle Ports has been focusing on truck congestion, and resultant delays and queuing, in the North Quay-Rous Head area of the Fremantle Inner Harbour.
Since then key, individual system elements have been developed and unified to become the TCS.
Detection and reporting elements, such as a Vehicle Detection System and Queuing Control System, provide the operational intelligence to provide health checks on the system.
Where issues arise, these systems provide warnings to allow actions to be taken.
Should congestion develop to the point where the on-port operations require relief, a Congestion Management System is utilised to divert vehicles away to safe areas while the congestion is rapidly tackled.
The automated messaging and direct-to-driver telematics-powered Driver Information Service also provides immediate information to allow transport operators to make timely, informed decisions.
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