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Advanced efficient and green intermodal systems

Objective

The European maritime transport policy as well as national governments recognizes the importance of the waterborne transport systems as key elements for general and sustainable growth in Europe. In line with the EU Transport White Paper 30% of road freight over 300 km should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by 2030, and more than 50 % by 2050. So far, this ambition has failed spectacularly. In the period 1995 to 2016 total freight increased with approximately 30%. The share of road transport in intra-EU ton-km increased, whereas the share of short sea shipping (SSS) dropped. Inland had a slight decrease.
Waterborne transport has a great potential to reduce road congestion as well as pollution from the transport sector. When used correctly, it is very energy efficient and new ship types can operate with a combination of electric batteries, fuel cells and, when necessary, highly efficient combustion engines, e.g. powered by LNG.
The main objective of AEGIS is to develop a new waterborne transport system for Europe that leverages the benefits of ships and barges while overcoming the conventional problems like dependence on terminals, high transhipment costs, low speed and frequency and low automation in information processing. AEGIS intends to use new innovations from the area of connected and automated transport, including smaller and more flexible vessel types, automated cargo handling, autonomous ships, new cargo units and new digital technologies to regain the position that waterborne traditionally had in cargo transport. Ships are most efficient when the cargo holds are full. AEGIS will look for ways to attract new cargo, inbound as outbound, to waterborne transport. This requires new types of services, new business models and better logistics systems.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF OCEAN AS
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 773 125

Participants (11)

DFDS AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 612 500
Address
Sundkrogsgade 11
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORTH SEA CONTAINER LINE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 294 375
Address
Mollervegen 22
5525 Haugesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MACGREGOR FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 882 500
Address
Hallimestarinkatu 6
20780 Kaarina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARGOTEC FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 052 250
Address
Ruskontie 55
33710 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALBORG HAVN LOGISTIK A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 411 000
Address
Langerak 19
DK-9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRONDHEIM HAVN IKS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 187 500
Address
Skippergata 14
7462 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Vordingborg Havn
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 208 750
Address
Vesthavnen 5
4760 Vordingborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GRIEG CONNECT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 723 000
Address
Langveien 16
6507 Kristiansund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 526 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISE INSTITUT FUR STRUKTURLEICHTBAUUND ENERGIEEFFIZIENZ GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 437 500
Address
Limbacher Strasse 56
09113 Chemnitz
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 401 875
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments