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Rethinking Container Management Systems

RCMS

Rethinking Container Management Systems

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Container terminals serve thousands of ships, store billions of TEUs, compete to serve the next vessel, and introduction of larger ships will result in new challenges. While advances have been made in terminal automation (Automated Ground Vehicle (AGV), gate control, yard cranes, etc.), with current technologies terminals are limited by their ability to maintain growth and quality of service. To address these trends and demands the Robotic Container Management System (RCMS) has been developed. As a contribution to its implementation, the project main objectives are:

  1. to develop a detailed simulation model for RCMS to be evaluated in 2 Terminals (Gdansk and Koper) plus a set of generic simulation tools to be used in all terminals;
  2. to assess and compare RCMS performance with other state-of-the-art container handling technologies for 2 Terminals (Gdansk and Koper) with different features;
  3. to assess and compare RCMS performance with other state-of-the-art container handling technologies for 2 ports (Gdansk and Koper), with focus on comparison between RCMS solution and port surface extension;
  4. to assess the impact of RCMS in a simulated transport network in terms of efficiency, reliability, capacity, performance indicators (travel times, average speed, etc.) and impacts (noise and air pollution) in the Port of La Spezia.

The main results will be:

  • a well-defined RCMS control logic;
  • a dynamic physical AGV model to test AGV behaviour;
  • definition of operational procedures for RCMS;
  • a generic simulation tool enabling testing of RCMS for various sites by non-simulation experts;
  • an efficient entire terminal design with RCMS;
  • a set of validated and quantified benefits of RCMS compared to commonly used handling systems;
  • a set of Key Performances Indicators of the transport network using RCMS.

 

Consortium is made by leading industries, SMEs, Research/Academic Centers and 3 ports/terminals as End-users. Project duration is 21 months and estimated eligible costs are 4 million €.

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

Circle Spa

Address: 
VIA MONCENISIO 75
20089 ROZZANO MI
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€431,074
Partner Organisations: 

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Address: 
Ben Gurion International Airport
Lod 70100
Israel
EU Contribution: 
€1,778,609

Gdanski Terminal Kontenerowy Spolka Akcyjna

Address: 
UL NA ZASPE 3
80 546 GDANSK
Poland
EU Contribution: 
€93,188

Autorita' Portuale Della Spezia

Address: 
VIA DEL MOLO 1
19126 LA SPEZIA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€0

Compass Ingenieria Y Sistemas Sa

Address: 
CARRER DE TUSET 8 7 2
08006 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€128,063

Sellhorn Ingenieurgesellschaft Mbh

Address: 
TEILFELD 5
20459 HAMBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€376,950

Luka Koper, Port And Logistic System, D.d.

Address: 
Vojkovo nabrezje, 38
6000 KOPER
Slovenia
EU Contribution: 
€112,871

Centre Internacional De Metodes Numerics En L'enginyeria'

Address: 
C/ GRAN CAPITÀ, S/N; EDIFICIO C-1; CAMPUS NORTE UPC
8034 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€104,625

Universita Degli Studi Di Genova

Address: 
Via Balbi
16126 Genova
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€446,651

Hhla International Gmbh

Address: 
CONTAINER TERMINAL ALTENWERDER AM BALLINKAI 1
21129 HAMBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€649,612

Autorita Di Sistema Portuale Del Mar Ligure Orientale

Address: 
Via Del Molo 1
19126 La Spezia
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€61,313
Technologies: 
Development phase: