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Development of a Next generation European Inland Waterway Ship and logistics system

Objective

The proposed project “Development of a Next generation European Inland Waterway Ship and Logistics System” aims at

1. developing and validating a novel container ship (hull) which will include the following TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS:

a) re-design of a standard inland ship hull = increase of transport efficiency (+ 100%)
b) adaptable draught = crossing below even low bridges and react to altering water-levels = increase of days of navigability (+88% - 320 days instead of 170 days)
c) an adjustable diesel-/gas-/LNG-electric energy- and propulsion system = increase of resource efficiency (up to 30%), decrease of harmful exhaust emissions

2. tailoring a special-designed and integrated logistics system which will include the complying LOGISTICAL INNOVATIONS:

a) an adapted logistics and supply system for the respective demands of market in the catchment area
b) enlargement of the European inland waterway system for container transport = adapting the novel container ship for a use on UN-classes III and IV and making secondary waterways in Europe accessible
c) new river ports infrastructure concepts
d) re-evaluation of multimodal activities

Concluding, the novel container ship will be able to meet operator’s targeted costs, optimize time-management (reliability), answer to inland shipping-specific bottlenecks (e.g. low bridges, shallow waters), improve carbon footprints and thus successfully compete with road and railway transport.
A significant modal shift is aspired, especially to the Danube and its hinterland.

One of the main results will be a finance and business plan to bring the novel ship AND the required logistical concepts to the market, designed to reach EU 2011 White Paper and to strengthen the Danube region.

The consortium herewith applies for European funding as both technical AND logistical innovations are designed to support cross-border European challenges for an optimized waterborne transport clearly pointing out the need for an European approach.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Austria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Stein (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 473 620

Participants (11)

PROJEKTkompetenz.eu OG

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 103 658
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 19/7
5020 Salzburg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Suitner (Mr.)
ANZBOCK RICHARD
Austria
EU contribution
€ 254 188,50
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Anzböck (Mr.)
FIRST-DDSG LOGISTICS HOLDING GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Handelskai 348
1020 Vienna

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hannes Hinterer (Dr.)
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE WEST REGION ROMANIA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 53 800
Address
St Proclamatia De La Timisoara 5
300554 Timisoara

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Raluca Cibu-Buzac (Ms.)
DIRK-PAUL LINDENAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 192 051,90
Address
Knooper Landstrasse 6 K
24161 Altenholz Kiel

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Lindenau (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 148 100
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kirsten Gercek (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 360
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Lohmeier
UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU FAKULTET TEHNICKIH NAUKA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 133 400
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 6
21000 Novi Sad

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milosav Georgijevic (Prof.)
Intermodal Concepts & Management AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 194 520
Address
Seestrasse 295
CH 8804 Au-waedenswil

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joerg Bebie (Mr.)
PROJEKTKOMPETENZ.EU - GESELLSCHAFT FUR PROJEKTENTWICKLUNG UND -MANAGEMENT MBH
Austria
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 19/7
5020 Salzburg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Suitner (Mr.)
KUEHNE + NAGEL EUROSHIPPING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 398,10
Address
Budapester Strasse 20
93055 Regensburg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabine Holler