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Integrated RESEARCH: APRICOT Click here to browse the final summary report

Project Acronym: APRICOT
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Advanced Pilot Trimodal Transport Chains for the Corridors West - South/South-East Europe of Combined Transport - APRICOT
Main contractor: KRUPP FÖRDERTECHNIK GMBH
Type organisation: Industry
Country: DE
Start date & duration: 1998-01-01 - 16 months
Area: Integrated
Relevant tasks: 3.1.2 /3.1.3 /3.2.6 /6.2.1.14
Total cost in kECUs: 490
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 245


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The APRICOT project has been conceived to meet the challenges set by the Integrated Transport Chain scheme of the 4th Framework Programme to increase the competitiveness of intermodal transport and offering an initial step forward towards the goal of sustainable mobility.

The innovative aspect of the APRICOT project is the systematic integration of the inland waterway system in optimal logistic door-to-door chains outside the narrow scheme of the river Rhine area by linking the benefits of inland navigation to the merits of rail transport to the destination areas in South and Southeast Europe and road service for the final distribution in the local areas.

The APRICOT project will achieve this through a series of four complementary workpackages designed to:

- Isolate the required data base and establish a requirements profile for integrated transport chains;

- Structure advanced trimodal transport chains for the corridors under review from a technical and organisational point of view;

- Prove of cost effectiveness and efficiency of advanced trimodal transport chains;

- Evaluate the economical and ecological impact and formulate recommendations for future implementation.

These actions are carried out on a European level by a trans-European consortium consisting of partners of different competencies and experience and the integration of a high-powered user group.

Demo Sites:

The Netherlands - Germany - Switzerland - Italy, The Netherlands - Germany - Austria - Italy, The Netherlands - Germany - Austria - Hungary.

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:

APAS - Inland Waterway transport system (DG VII), IMPULSE (DG VII Intermodal), EUROSIL (DG VII Strategy) EMOLITE (DG VII Strategy), Task Force Transport Intermodality (DG VII), EUDET (DG VII Waterborne), SHIFTING CARGO (DG VII Waterborne)


Participants

Organisation Type Country
KRUPP FÖRDERTECHNIK GMBH Industry DE
HANNOVERSCHE CONSULTING FUER VERKEHRSWESEN, TRANSPORTTECHNIK UND ELEKTRONISCHE DATENVERARBEITUNG Industry DE
EURETITALIA S.R.L. Industry IT
TRANSMAN CONSULTING FOR TRANSPORT SYSTEM MANAGEMENT LTD Other HU

Coordinator's name: Dipl.-ing. Dieter ZIMEK
Address: KRUPP FÖRDERTECHNIK GMBH
Altendorfer Strasse, 120
45143 Essen
DE
Tel: +49-20-65783429
Fax: +49-20-65783840
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Patrick MERCIER-HANDISYDE
Tel: +32-2-2968329
Fax: +32 -2-2954349

 
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