App instead of plastic: In cooperation with the logistics specialist Conroo, Eurogate is abolishing access cards. For authentication at the container terminals, the approximately 3,500 trucks each day will soon be using the so-called digital trucker card, which works as an app on all mobile devices.

The solution eliminates the need for the time-consuming paper-based registration process and speeds up driving jobs because it informs drivers about gates and lanes at an early stage, making orientation much easier. According to the company, the Dakosy slot booking procedure already in use in Hamburg and Bremerhaven has also been integrated into the digital trucker card.

The new solution also ensures greater security in the access process at the Eurogate container terminals. The app solution will be gradually introduced at all of the group’s German terminal locations from the beginning of 2024. The entire terminal network, which Eurogate operates in cooperation with Contship Italia, includes 12 container terminals from the North Sea to the Mediterranean.

The Conroo solution is available to all terminal and depot operators and the app is already in use at many locations – including terminals operated by Deutsche Bahn and Bayernhafen.