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AutoMated Vessels and Supply Chain Optimisation for Sustainable Short SEa Shipping

Objective

MOSES aims to significantly enhance the SSS component MOSES aims to significantly enhance the SSS component of the European container supply chain by addressing the vulnerabilities and strains that relate to the operation of large containerships. MOSES will follow a two-fold strategy for reducing the total time to berth for TEN-T Hub Ports and stimulating the use of SSS feeder services to small ports (hub and spoke traffic) that have limited or no infrastructure. MOSES will achieve its objectives by implementing the following innovations: (i) For the SSS leg, an innovative, hybrid electric feeder vessel designed to match dominant SSS business cases that will increase the utilization rate of small ports. The feeder will be outfitted with a robotic container-handling system that is self-sufficient in terms of (un)loading containerised cargo and will simplify the process at the Hub Ports while improving the operational capacity of small ports; (ii) For DSS ports, the adoption of an autonomous vessel manoeuvring and docking scheme (MOSES AutoDock) that will provide operational independency from the availability of port services. This scheme will be based on the cooperation of (a) a swarm of autonomous tugboats that automates manoeuvring with (b) an automated docking system based on an existing product; (iii) A digital collaboration and matchmaking platform (MOSES platform) aiming to match demand and supply of cargo volumes by logistics stakeholders using Machine Learning (ML) and data driven-based analysis to maximize SSS traffic. MOSES will be validated by pilot demonstrations in relevant testing environments (TRL5), supported by concrete business cases. A sustainability framework will be developed within the project for evaluating the performance and viability of the proposed innovations with sustainability criteria and benchmarking them against alternative transportation modes. This evaluation will also lead to concrete policy recommendations regarding SSS in Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 249 125

Participants (16)

ENGITEC SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 403 125
Address
143 Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue Chrysanthou Business C
3083 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 433 750
Address
Delagrammatika 5
34100 Chalkis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 898 625
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 682 750
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELLINIKI ENOSI PLIOKTITON RIMOULKON, NAYAGOSOSTIKON, ANTIRIPANTIKON KAI PLION IPOSTIRIXIS IPERAKTION EGKATASTASEON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 172 500
Address
Akti Miaouli 81
18538 Piraeus
Activity type
Other
DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
Christaki Kompou 3
3011 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 314 500
Address
Avenida Muelle Del Turia S/n
46024 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
DNV GL HELLAS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 324 875
Address
5 Aitolikou Street
18545 Piraeus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASTILLEROS DE SANTANDER SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 271 250
Address
Calle Fernandez Hontoria 24
39610 Astillero (Cantabria)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STATHMOS EMPOREVMATOKIVOTION PEIRAIA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 254 400
Address
Akti Miaouli Str 85
18538 Piraeus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIMOTIKO LIMENIKO TAMEIO MYKONOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 82 500
Address
Old Port Of Mykonos
846 00 Mykonos
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NAYTILIAKES METAFORIKES KAI EPIKOINONIAKES EPIXEIRISEIS SEABILITY EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 232 500
Address
40 Zan Moreas
11745 Athena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRELLEBORG RIDDERKERK BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 443 500
Address
Verlengde Kerkweg 15
2985 AZ Ridderkerk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIRCLE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 266 875
Address
Via Santa Radegonda 11
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MACGREGOR SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 872 500
Address
J A Wettergrens Gata 5
400 40 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROZERO INTERNATIONAL APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 906 875
Address
Krogsbjergvej 2
5600 Faaborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)