CarryOnWater

Use of new carrying solutions for Inland Navigation and Short Sea Shipping

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Technological innovation

Overview

At this moment, some cargo flows are not transported via the water because of a lack of appropriate carrying methods (operational hindrances). For example, transport of paper products or construction material (concrete) requires innovative transshipment solutions. Also, the transport of empty containers is not an efficient way of optimizing the capacity use of an inland vessel. The challenge is to organize this type of transport in another way (for example by means of collapsible containers). This project aims to identify and test new transshipment techniques for Inland Navigation and Short Sea Shipping in the region Flanders, Netherlands, France and UK.

Creation date: 27/09/2017

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Description
Bloc 1

Overall objective

This project aims to identify and test new transshipment techniques for Inland Navigation and Short Sea Shipping in the region Flanders, Netherlands, France and UK.

Bloc 2

Outputs

- Common development strategies and joint policy action plans to support the innovation capacity of stakeholders. - Joint tools/services to improve framework conditions for delivering all forms of innovation at crossborder scale. - Identification of new transshipment solutions that can be applied in the Interreg 2 Seas region. - Detection of methods and opportunities to move new types of cargo towards waterways. - Identification of markets, characterized by produced volumes that can’t be moved by inland waterways because of operational hindrances. - Identifying potential suppliers of appropriate technologies. - Identify bundling potential. - Identifying methods to optimize the full logistic chain. - Pilot study that develops and tests the use of a new transshipment solution. - Feasibility study on the setup of a new transshipment solution with the highest potential. - Quantifying the gains for all stakeholders. - Minimizing the performed tonkilometer and CO2 in the region. - Support of modal shift decision makers by providing tools, demonstrations and best practices.

Bloc 3

Expected result

- Real life testing of the developed carrying solutions. - Test and demonstration of new carrying solutions developed under #IWTS 2.0 (Interreg North Sea Region 2017-2020).

Bloc 4

Cross-border added-value

Given the fact that the focus lies on international transport in the Interreg 2 Seas region, the cross border approach is a direct characteristic of the project. Stakeholders in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK will be involved, from producer to buyer of the products. Dissemination events will be organized in the different countries.