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Port solutions for efficient, effective and sustainable multimodality

Project description

Port solutions for sustainable mobility

The EU-funded MultiRELOAD project will enable European ports and freight nodes to actively drive the transition towards greenhouse gas emission-neutral shipping and wider multimodal mobility by 2025 with research and demonstration. Project activities will reduce freight transport by road by shifting it to inland waterways transport and rail, and enhance the collaboration between different freight nodes in Europe to jointly test innovations and create favourable market conditions for multimodal freight transport solutions. MultiRELOAD will demonstrate solutions in three innovation areas: smart multimodal logistics, digital and automated multimodal nodes and corridors, and innovative business models, with specific aims by 2025, mirroring the measures of the EU’s Smart Mobility Strategy.

Objective

MultiRELOAD focusses on the specific role and challenges of inland ports as multimodal freight nodes in reaching Europe’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of at least 55 % by 2030, thereby shifting a substantial part of the 75% of inland freight carried today by road in the EU to inland waterways and rail, and by increasing operational efficiency, safety and reliability of existing infrastructures through digitalization. Inland Ports are key for multimodal transport chains, both continental and maritime transport. Without efficient nodes in the hinterland multimodal transport is not possible. However, the constraints and barriers are much higher in inland ports (space, urbanisation, demand, investments) than in seaports. MultiRELOAD enhances the collaboration between different freight nodes in Europe to jointly test innovations and create favorable market conditions for multimodal freight transport solutions. MultiRELOAD will demonstrate solutions in three Innovation Areas with specific aims by 2025 – mirroring measures of the EU’s Smart Mobility Strategy: A) Smart multimodal logistics: facilitate a shift from road to rail & IWT of 5%; B) Digital & Automated Multimodal Nodes and Corridors: increase operational efficiency by 20 % raise of handling capacity; C) Innovative business models: leading to an average cost reduction of freight transport by 10%. MultiRELOAD involves highly ambitious logistics hubs, including the multimodal node duisport (DE), Duisburg's highly ambitious port and the world’s largest and most advanced trimodal inland hub terminal, and the trimodal nodes Ports of Vienna (AT) and Basel (CH). The project is backed up by additional funding & financing for better integration of the freight transport nodes into overall logistic chains of about 450 Mio. EUR. MultiRELOAD involves a total of 22 partners comprising of highly innovative technology, logistics and service providers, leading European research institutions and well-connected networks.

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Coordinator

DUISBURGER HAFEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Net EU contribution
€ 613 550,00
Address
Alte ruhrorter strasse 42-52
47119 Duisburg
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 262 950,00

Participants (23)