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GCT Bayonne Truck Reservation System wins “Outstanding Project” award

On September 7, 2017 GCT Bayonne was honored with an “Outstanding Project” award at the 2017 ITS New Jersey Annual Meeting. The theme of this year’s event was “Building a Smart Future” and GCT Bayonne was recognized for the industry-leading technology and exceptional results of the newly implemented Truck Reservation System (TRS). Mike Verney and PJ Doherty from GCT Bayonne were on hand to accept the award along with Ted Bobowsky from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

About the Project: The TRS was launched in early January 2017 at GCT Bayonne. It uses Radio Frequency Identification tags on pre-registered trucks along with high-speed optical character recognition at the gate. The system is the first on the East Coast and considered best-in-class. The TRS was jointly funded and developed by a consortium of six marine terminal operators in the Port of New York and New Jersey, involving extensive outreach to the freight community. Since its introduction in January 2017, the TRS has improved truck turn times by 41%, down to under an hour, allowing approximately 300 transactions per hour. Not only does the TRS smooth traffic over peak hours, but it also has improved GCT Bayonne’s non-appointment times significantly. To date, more than 50% of all daily gate transactions are now completed under the new reservation system.

It is expected that the TMS will be expanded to more terminals, boosting port efficiency and mitigating congestion in the region.

About ITS NJ: The Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of New Jersey is a state chapter of ITA America and non-lobbying, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Their primary focus is to facilitate collaborative research, implementation, and use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to enhance economic development, quality of life, and environmental sustainability through improved mobility and safety. For more information about ITS New Jersey, please visit their website.