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NOVel Iwt and MARitime transport concepts

NOVIMAR

NOVel Iwt and MARitime transport concepts

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Objectives: 

NOVIMAR aims to adjust inland/short-sea shipping such that it can make optimal use of the waterborne system of waterways, vessels and ports/terminals. To achieve this NOVIMAR introduces the waterborne version of 'platooning', the Vessel Train.

This is in essence a number of unmanned Follower Ships with own sailing/manoeuvring capabilities being temporarily led by a manned Leader Ship. Vessels will be able to join and leave such trains at places adjacent to their points of origin and destination at seaside or inland.

Envisaged main benefits and impacts are:

  • Reduction of crew costs resulting in up to 47% total cost reduction for IWT and up to 88% crew cost reduction for short sea transport
  • Enhanced logistic flexibility
  • 10-15 % less energy use/emissions
  • Solutions for overcoming barriers between transport modes
  • High potential for reducing road congestion and associated costs

Lower costs increase the attractiveness of small vessels at sea and inland, hereby increasing access to urban areas located at small waterways (CEMT I/II), with no need for sizeable investments in infrastructures. SME’s benefits include enhanced competitiveness and improved working conditions for vessel owners/operators, and market opportunities for equipment suppliers.

NOVIMAR technology developments include measuring, control and communication systems, and navigation aids for IWT use. NOVIMAR's work structure contains 5 technical 'Work Packages' dedicated to the transport system, impact assessment, navigation, cargo systems and vessels, and safety and human skills issues. The consortium contains 22 partners: logistic operators, industry, public bodies and research organisations from 7 EU and 2 associated countries. The project duration is 48 months, required funding is €7.9 million.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Stichting Netherlands Maritime Technology Foundation

Address: 
Boompjes 40
3011 XB Rotterdam
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€661,250
Partner Organisations: 

Marlo As

Address: 
Tryms Vei
1445 Heer
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€298,180

Universiteit Antwerpen

Address: 
Prinsstraat
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€931,975

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Registre International De Classification De Navires Et De Plateformes Offshore

Address: 
8 COURS DU TRIANGLE
92800 PUTEAUX
France
EU Contribution: 
€260,750

Touax River Barges

Address: 
100-101 TERRASSE BOIELDIEU - TOUR FRANKLIN
92042 PARIS LA DEFENSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€106,694

Via Donau - Entwicklunggesellschaft Mbh Fuer Telematik Und Donauschiffahrt

Address: 
Donau-City-Strasse 1
1220 VIENNA
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€153,850

University Of Belgrade - Faculty Of Mechanical Engineering

Address: 
Kraljice Marije 16
11120 Belgrade
Serbia
EU Contribution: 
€159,250

Entwicklungszentrum Fuer Schiffstechnik Und Transportsysteme E.v.

Address: 
Oststrasse 77
10 13 49 DUISBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€650,888

Autena Marine V.o.f.

Address: 
Sint Teunismolenweg 48F
6534 AG Nijmegen
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€248,125

Stichting Bureau Telematica Binnenvaart

Address: 
VASTELAND 12E, GEBOUW A KAMER 2.06
3001 ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€76,938

Compagnie Fluviale De Transport

Address: 
Rue Du Pont V 11
76600 Le Havre
France
EU Contribution: 
€86,750

Stichting Projecten Binnenvaart

Address: 
VASTELAND 78
3011 BN ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€436,088

Stichting Deltares

Address: 
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€66,250

Plimsoll Szolgaltato Kft

Address: 
SZONYI ISTVAN UTCA 42
BUDAPEST
1046
Hungary
EU Contribution: 
€166,250

Duisburger Hafen Aktiengesellschaft

Address: 
ALTE RUHRORTER STRASSE 42-52
47119 DUISBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€139,250

Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland

Address: 
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€1,207,250

Pro Danube Management Gmbh

Address: 
HANDELSKAI 265
1020 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€64,875

Argonics Gmbh

Address: 
STOLLSTRASSE 6
70565 STUTTGART
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€382,688

Technische Universiteit Delft

Address: 
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2600 GA Delft
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€780,170

Van Moer Group

Address: 
VITSHOEKSTRAAT 11
2070 ZWIJNDRECHT
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€92,180

Scandinaos Ab

Address: 
PATRULLGATAN 6E
42676 VASTRA FROLUNDA
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€466,390

In-Innovative Navigation Gmbh

Address: 
LEIBNIZSTRASSE 11
70806 KORNWESTHEIM
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€487,913
Technologies: 
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