New lorry parking area opens at Frankfurt airport
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A new lorry parking area with space for 70 trucks has opened at Frankfurt Airport's CargoCity Sud. The facility is equipped with free Wi-fi as well as “state-of-the-art" sanitary facilities.
According to Frankfurt airport, the new facility spans around 14,500 square meters and offers space for an additional 70 trucks, bringing the total parking spaces for trucks in this area to 150.
The parking area sports “free WiFi as well as state-of-the-art sanitary facilities, including shower rooms.”
“Worldwide air cargo shipments only work when the goods can be punctually transported and delivered via land routes,” states Max Philipp Conrady, SVP Cargo Development at Fraport AG. “ This new truck parking lot is an important element in offering better conditions for those providing these essential delivery shipments.”
The new lorry park, operated by Fraport AG’s Parking Operations Management, is located directly behind Gate 32 at CargoCity Sud. Entrance to the CargoCity through this gate works with the automatic license plate detection system called Click-2-Drive. Guests should first register at ccs.fraport.en.
Then, upon arrival, a camera system recognizes the license number saved in the system and automatically opens the parking arm. Those that have not registered in advance, can do so on site in one of the 25 parking spaces for cars and 18 for trucks in front of Gate 32. These parking spaces are located behind a parking arm and are free for the first 30 minutes.
“Our goal is to further develop the CargoCities at Frankfurt Airport in a sustainable manner, while best meeting the needs of our partners,” adds Conrady. “In addition to the new parking lot, we will continue to focus on expanding our digital network in the cargo community. The aim is to further simplify the complex processes involved in air cargo transportation and to relieve the traffic situation in the busy cargo areas. The Click-2-Drive system is an important part of our digital strategy.”
The new parking lot was completed after around 20 months of construction. The facility is equipped with three parking arms for entering and exiting the lot. Costs for parking are charged per day or per hour.