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Rethinking Container Management Systems

Objective

Container terminals serve thousands of ships, store billions of TEUs, compete to serve the next vessel, and introduction of larger ships will result in new challenges. While advances have been made in terminal automation (Automated Ground Vehicle (AGV), gate control, yard cranes, etc.), with current technologies terminals are limited by their ability to maintain growth and quality of service. To address these trends and demands the Robotic Container Management System (RCMS) has been developed. As a contribution to its implementation, Project main objectives are:
A. to develop a detailed simulation model for RCMS to be evaluated in 2 Terminals (Gdansk and Koper) plus a set of generic simulation tools to be used in all terminals;
B. to assess and compare RCMS performance with other state-of-the-art container handling technologies for 2 Terminals (Gdansk and Koper) with different features;
C. to assess and compare RCMS performance with other state-of-the-art container handling technologies for 2 ports (Gdansk and Koper), with focus on comparison between RCMS solution and port surface extension;
D. to assess impact of RCMS in a simulated transport network in terms of efficiency, reliability, capacity, performance indicators (travel times, average speed, etc.) and impacts (noise and air pollution) in the Port of La Spezia.
Main results will be: a well-defined RCMS control logic; a dynamic physical AGV model to test AGV behavior; definition of operational procedures for RCMS; a generic simulation tool enabling testing of RCMS for various sites by non-simulation experts; an efficient entire terminal design with RCMS; a set of validated and quantified benefits of RCMS compared to commonly used handling systems; a set of Key Performances Indicators of the transport network using RCMS. Consortium is made by leading industries, SMEs, Research/Academic Centers and 3 ports/terminals as End-users. Project duration is 21 months and estimated eligible costs are 4 million €

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CIRCLE SPA
Address
Via Fara Gustavo 28
20124 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 431 073,88

Participants (9)

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 104 625
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 446 651,11
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HHLA INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 649 611,75
Address
Container Terminal Altenwerder Am Ballinkai 1
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTORITA DI SISTEMA PORTUALE DEL MAR LIGURE ORIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 61 312,50
Address
Via Del Molo 1
19126 La Spezia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 778 609,28
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Lod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPASS INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 128 062,50
Address
Carrer De Tuset 8 7 2
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SELLHORN INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 376 950
Address
Teilfeld 5
20459 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GDANSKI TERMINAL KONTENEROWY SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 93 187,50
Address
Ul Na Zaspe 3
80 546 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUKA KOPER, PORT AND LOGISTIC SYSTEM, D.D.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 112 870,64
Address
Vojkovo Nabrezje, 38
6000 Koper
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)