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Green and Effective Operations at Terminals and in Ports

Objective

Existing and upcoming stricter air quality standards and regulations together with the need to reduce energy consumption raise the awareness of ports and terminals to focus on the carbon footprint which is dependent not only on equipment and operations, but also the energy mix and the management of energy consumption.
There is also an increasing need to provide carbon footprint calculations to transport service clients, requiring these to calculate and expose their product-related carbon footprint in order to improve their competitive advantage for the company’s sustainability reports or because their clients ask for it.
Sea and inland navigation terminals are crucial nodal points within intermodal transport chains. Sustainable freight transport requires integrating the energy consumption and the emissions caused by the terminal operations into overall chain. While some terminals, mainly the bigger ones, have already started to invest into eco-efficient technologies and handling equipment, this is still an outstanding issue for others.
The reduction of the CO2 footprint in ports and terminals will only be possible through a cleaner energy mix and through reduced energy consumption. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to develop understandable, practicable and transparent methods and standards. Such standardization should also provide the basis for policy-making aiming at the reduction of port and terminal carbon footprint and strengthened competitiveness of this industrial sector. The Green EFFORTS project primarily aims at the reduction of energy consumption and a cleaner energy mix at terminals (container, RoRo and inland waterway) to be controlled in a standardized transparent and easy-to-follow way, but will also consider the role of a port authority may play to achieve these goals.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 689 450
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kieschnick (Mr.)

Participants (7)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 452 404
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
TRELLEBORGS HAMN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
Vastra Kajen
23121 Trelleborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agneta Nilsson (Ms.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 309 060
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juergen Moser (Mr.)
HPTI HAMBURG PORT TRAINING INSTITUTE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 96 680
Address
Ubersee Zentrum
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helga Wagner (Ms.)
IHS GLOBAL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 319 600
Address
Rue Du Quatre Septembre 16 18
75002 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Sorgenfrei (Dr.)
SACHSISCHE BINNENHAFEN OBERELBE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 118 800
Address
Magdeburger Strasse 58
01067 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Torsten Neumann (Mr.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 87 250
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Heeres (Mr.)