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Novel inland waterway transport concepts for moving freight effectively

NOVIMOVE

Novel inland waterway transport concepts for moving freight effectively

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The advantages of Inland Waterborne Transport (IWT) as a low-energy and low CO2 emitting transport mode are not fully exploited today due to gaps in the logistics system. Inland container vessels pay 6-8 calls at seaport terminals with long waiting times. More time is lost by sub-optimal navigation on rivers and waiting at bridges and locks. In addition, low load factors of containers and vessels impact the logistics systems with unnecessary high numbers of containers being transported and trips being made.

The NOVIMOVE strategy is to “condense” the logistics system by improving container load factors and by reducing waiting times in seaports, by improved river voyage planning and execution, and by facilitating smooth passages through bridges and locks.

NOVIMOVE’s innovations are:

  • cargo reconstruction to raise container load factors;
  • mobile terminals feeding inland barges;
  • smart river navigation by merging satellite (Galileo) and real time river water depths data;
  • smooth passage through bridges/locks by dynamic scheduling system for better corridor management along the TEN-T Rhine-Alpine (R-A) route;
  • concepts for innovative vessels that can adapt to low water condition while maintaining a full payload; and 
  • close cooperation with logistic stakeholders, ports and water authorities along the R-A route: Antwerp, Rotterdam, Duisburg, Basel.

NOVIMOVE technology developments will be demonstrated by virtual simulation, scaled model tests and full-scale demonstrations. NOVIMOVE innovations will impact the quantity of freight moved by IWT along the R-A corridor by 30% with respect to 2010 baseline data. The NOVIMOVE 21-members consortium combines logistics operators, ports, system-developers and research organisations from 4 EU member states and two associate countries. The work plan contains 4 technical Work Packages. The project duration is four years; the requested funding is 8,9 MIO.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
MG-2-6-2019 Moving freight by Water: Sustainable Infrastructure and Innovative Vessels
Lead Organisation: 

Technische Universiteit Delft

Address: 
STEVINWEG 1
2628 CN DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€1,496,633
Partner Organisations: 

Marlo As

Address: 
Tryms Vei
1445 Heer
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€256,875

Schweizerische Rheinhafen

Address: 
HAFENSTRASSE 4
4127 BIRSFELDEN
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€104,513

Systems Navigator Consultants Bv

Address: 
Delftechpark 38
2628 XH DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€629,745

Universiteit Antwerpen

Address: 
Prinsstraat
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€815,750

Seafar

Address: 
SCHALIENSTRAAT 3
2000 ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€588,375

Covadem Services Bv

Address: 
WERFKADE 2
1033 RA AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€723,750

Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno

Address: 
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1
2595 DA DEN HAAG
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€765,768

Havenbedrijf Antwerpen

Address: 
ZAHA HADIDPLEIN 1
2030 ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€89,000

Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum

Address: 
KAPELDREEF 75
3001 LEUVEN
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€277,321

Entwicklungszentrum Fuer Schiffstechnik Und Transportsysteme E.v.

Address: 
Oststrasse 77
10 13 49 DUISBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€847,625

Stichting Projecten Binnenvaart

Address: 
VASTELAND 78
3011 BN ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€566,250

Duisburger Hafen Aktiengesellschaft

Address: 
ALTE RUHRORTER STRASSE 42-52
47119 DUISBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€132,000

Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland

Address: 
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM WAGENINGEN
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€545,000

Elkem As

Address: 
DRAMMENSVEIEN 169
0277 OSLO
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€96,750

Panteia Bv

Address: 
BREDEWATER 26
2715 CA ZOETERMEER
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€248,790

Hermess Bv

Address: 
Voorsterweg 28
8316PT Marknesse
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€96,000

Mercurius Scheepvaart Bv

Address: 
LANGESTEIJN 102
3342 LG HENDRIK IDO AMBACHT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€105,250

Havenbedrijf Rotterdam Nv

Address: 
Wilhelminakade 909
3072 AP Rotterdam
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€127,500

Van Moer Group

Address: 
VITSHOEKSTRAAT 11
2070 ZWIJNDRECHT
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€89,000

Scandinaos Ab

Address: 
PATRULLGATAN 6E
42676 VASTRA FROLUNDA
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€314,485
Technologies: 
Development phase: