Upper Rhine ports push IT project forward
A joint traffic management system was launched by nine Upper Rhine ports in January. The aim of the EU financed project known as the Upper Rhine traffic management system (Rhein Ports information system/RPIS) was to create a common IT platform that optimises logistic processes in ports and terminals.
In a recent speech, the president of Port Autonome de Strasbourg, Catherine Trautmann, mentioned the central location of the Upper Rhine within the European transport network and highlighted the increasingly important role that is being played by the inland waterway transport network. One of the central components is RPIS, which was simultaneously implemented at three Rhein Ports sites with seven container terminals. For this project, the ports can rely on the preliminary work carried out by Rhein Ports Basel – Mulhouse – Weil.
The extension of the barge reservation system to all the Upper Rhine ports enables every barge operator to schedule and plan calls at the container terminals directly.