FP6 RTD - PROJECT PROPOSAL ON INLAND NAVIGATION
Concepts to Reduce Environmental impact and Attain optimal Transport performance by Inland NaviGation
Type of instrument: Specific Targeted Research Project
|Coordinator name:||Mr. Henk Blaauw|
|Coordinator organisation name:||Stichting Projecten
(Foundation for Inland Navigation Projects)
|Full title:||Concepts to Reduce Environmental impact and Attain optimal Transport performance by Inland NaviGation|
|Call information:||Priority 1.6.2 Sustainable Surface Transport|
|Call title:||Surface Transport 1B|
|Instrument:||SPECIFIC TARGETED RESEARCH PROJECT (STREP)|
This project aims to reinforce the position of inland navigation, targeting RTD on integration and consistent validation of innovative intermodal vehicle/vessel concepts and systems, to attain optimal sustainable transport performance, with the objective to:
CREATING will boost the overall performance of inland navigation transport by multidisciplinary RTD activities and by integrating previous project results in innovative vessel concepts focused on logistics, emission reduction, safety and efficiency:
New Intermodal Concepts for innovative transport concepts, aiming at niche markets.
RTD activities include innovative new vessel concepts with optimised logistic performance, with implementation of results from the supporting RTD on emissions, safety and efficiency.
The new vessel concepts will be assessed on their logistic, economic, environmental and safety performance, including comparison to other transport modes.
Emissions RTD concentrates on fuel economy by reduction of hull resistance, innovative propulsion systems and energy management, including future application of fuel cells in inland navigation. Other topics include reduction of wastewater, dust and gasses.
Safety RTD concentrates on safety analysis of external risk and causes of accidents, as well as on safety measures aboard, including both innovative constructions and navigational and operational aspects.
Efficiency RTD concentrates on efficiency, focussing on ICT supporting methodology for logistic efficiency and on innovative cargo handling during transhipment and transit (integrating transport with other logistic functions).
dissemination of results
The results and potential improvements will be disseminated widely, not only by the great number of national and international associations involved, but also by national authorities who expressed their interest in the CREATING approach.
Recommendations will be made with regard to regulations, in order to facilitate the introduction of important innovations in European inland navigation.