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Greening of surface transport through an innovative and competitive CARGO-VESSEL Concept connecting marine and fluvial intermodal ports

Objective

EU CargoXpress is going to develop a groundbreaking innovative cargo vessel to meet the expectations of green transport and contributing to decongesting of Europe’s roads. It gives particular attention to the role of SMEs not only in the composition of the consortium (2 out of 6 industry partners are SMEs plus 6 research institutions and a public body) but also when delivering the design of the cargo vessel of the future which is particularly suited for the small and medium sized European Shipyards and equipment suppliers.
The vessel Concept EU-CargoXpress goes far beyond existing approaches from aspects of
• ship equipment (combined superstructure with bridge, crane and sail)
• new propulsion Concept (superconducting energy conversion, PODs)
• ship structure (lightweight fit for serial production)
• maintenance (modularised/ standardised and “boxed” equipment for immediate exchange rather than repair on board)
• ship operation (sailor in home base, through fixed routes)
and promotes a logistic philosophy which has the potential to revolutionize the Short Sea Shipping (SSS) business in the Motorways-of-the-Sea. It follows the Ryanair approach which has developed service to hundreds of small airports.EU-CARGOEXPRESS will do a similar thing it provides a high tech vessel for medium and small marine or fluvial ports to shorten considerably the remaining road-transport.
This will clearly impact on CO2 and other pollutants emission. First calculations show a potential of total fuel savings of 10,3 Mt/year which accounts for 0,63 % of total EU25 energy consumption per year, when applying the concept to the next 3000 newbuildings for SSS.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/energy conversion
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

COMPANIA TRASMEDITERRANEA SA
Address
Avenida De Europa 10
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 324 953,42
Administrative Contact
José Manuel Fernandez Hernando (Mr.)

Participants (12)

AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Claudio Alvargonzalez 32
33201 Gijon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ainhoa Puebla (Ms.)
SDC Ship Design & Consult GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 292 601,71
Address
Bramfelder Str. 164
22305 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Waechter (Mr.)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 235 933,43
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Birger åldstedt (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 116 222
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Leon (Prof.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 8 832,10
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst-Christoph Krackhardt (Mr.)
Innovacion Logistica Cargo-Xpress SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 369 000
Address
Urbanisation Pena Grande - A. Cabana 2
15590 Ferrol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Volker Heinrich Rosenkranz (Mr.)
FORSCHUNGSVEREINIGUNG SCHIFFBAU UNDMEERESTECHNIK E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Steinhoft 11
20459 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Roland (Dr.)
RISE SICOMP AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 107 294
Address
Fibervaegen 2 - Oejebyn
941 26 Pitea
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Lars Liljenfeldt (Mr.)
KOCKUMS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 180 900
Address
Stora Varvsgatan 11
205 55 Malmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven-Erik Hellbratt (Dr.)
FJELLSTRAND AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 324 325,34
Address
Omavegen 225
5632 Omastrand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kjartan Stensønes (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 144 426
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gunilla Hugosson (Ms.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 109 300
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Despina Alatopoulou (Ms.)