HHLA introduces new smartphone app

HHLA introduces new smartphone app

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has announced it will begin testing a digital solution which allows truckers to access the Hamburg container terminals in a safer and more efficient way.

The passify app is expected to replace the conventional plastic trucker cards at HHLA’s Hamburg site this year.

Testing of the smartphone app will begin in July and will be gradually expanded to include all HHLA sites in Hamburg.

The product was developed by HHLA Next, the innovation unit of HHLA.

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The passify app aims to revolutionise truck handling by increasing the security of truck access and simplifying the handling process for truck drivers.

The eventual goal is that more than 6000 truck drivers who transport containers to and from HHLA’s terminals in Hamburg every day will have access to all the necessary information directly on their smartphones via passify.

The smartphone app is fully integrated into terminal processes and it digitalises the processes at the gates. The system accompanies truck drivers along the entire handling process and thereby simplifies it. Furthermore, passify also offers drivers a mobile self-service terminal in one app.

Since all drivers can clearly identify themselves using passify, access to the terminals also becomes safer, reported HHLA. Moreover, HHLA noted that entry processes at the gates are simplified since access is only granted to authorised truck drivers.

Additionally, the passify app upholds security and data protection standards and meets all requirements of the ISPS Code, which applies around the world.

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HHLA Executive Board member, Jens Hansen, said: “With passify, we are considerably increasing security and efficiency at our facilities in Hamburg.

“We are working on digitalising terminal handling to such an extent that our facilities become the standard for other terminals in terms of digitalisation.

“HHLA is using such projects to underpin its claim to being a driver of innovation in logistics,” Hansen added.

This announcement comes a month after HHLA and COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) signed an agreement for CSPL’s minority shareholding in Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).

More recently, HHLA TK Estonia, a subsidiary of HHLA, and Munich-based scale-up FERNRIDE successfully completed the first phase of their joint project at the Estonian terminal.

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