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Towards a green and sustainable ecosystem for the EU Port of the Future

PortForward

Towards a green and sustainable ecosystem for the EU Port of the Future

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Background & policy context: 

The Port of the Future will be able to enhance sustainable development and manage the resources to be invested and their employment for a competitive advantage. Therefore, the port of the future must be oriented to port community and have an operative strategic capability to work, in line with European purposes. It must be:

  • Smart, through ICT solutions, because it is important to improveme the exchange of information flows between port and port community;
  • Interconnected with the use of a combination of different modes of transport and the integration of different technologies, because it is important to achieve better monitoring and controlling of the freight flows;
  • Green through the adoption of green technologies because it is important to reduce the environmental impact of port operations and save resources.

All in all, sustainable development is the present and future for ports that want to lead the industry, and will be supported by three cornerstones: Operational Excellence, Insightful Collaboration with partners through the supply chain, and high standards of Safety, Health and Environmental practices.

Objectives: 

PortForward proposes a holistic approach that will lead to a smarter, greener and more sustainable port ecosystem and which will include the following features:

  • The introduction of an Internet of Things (IoT) concept for port assets (infrastructure, vehicles, cargo, people)
  • The socio-economic analysis of the port interface with its surrounding area and the port-city, as well as the rest of the logistics value chain.
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
MG-7-3-2017 The Port of the future
Lead Organisation: 

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€894,814
Partner Organisations: 

Ubimax Gmbh

Address: 
HOERNECKESTR. 25-31
28217 BREMEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€534,750

Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum

Address: 
Gaston Crommenlaan 8/102
9050 Gent
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€604,281

Aggregazione Pubblico Privata Sullalogistica Mare Terra Societa Consortile A Responsabilita Limitata

Address: 
Via Pontano 61
80122 Napoli
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€437,248

Core Innovation And Technology Oe

Address: 
DELAGRAMMATIKA 5
34100 CHALKIS
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€381,875

Autorita Di Sistema Portuale Del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale

Address: 
SCALI ROSCIANO 6
57123 LIVORNO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€261,000

Kristiansand Havn Kf

Address: 
GRAVANE 4
4662 KRISTIANSAND
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€71,313

Autoridad Portuaria De Vigo

Address: 
Plaza De La Estrella 1
36201 Vigo
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€203,500

Brunel University

Address: 
Kingston Lane
UXBRIDGE
UB83PH
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€658,240

Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion

Address: 
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
8225 Terrassa
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€326,875

Transportwerk Magdeburger Hafen Gmbh

Address: 
SAALESTR 20
39126 MAGDEBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€109,209

Acciona Construccion Sa

Address: 
Avenida De Europa 18
28108 Alcobendas
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€307,281

Autoridad Portuaria De Baleares

Address: 
CALLE MUELLE 5
07012 PALMA DE MALLORCA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€203,926
Technologies: 
Development phase: