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The intermodal ship

Objective

The Intermode ship proposal is an initiative by the Maritime Transport Chain, which aims to reduce significantly the problem of congestion on major European traffic arteries and its negative Impact on the environment through shifting of cargo volume from road to waterborne transport. The principal merits of Intermode ship are:
-It meets important societal needs regarding the role of transport and mobility in Europe's competitive and sustainable growth
-It provides a flexible and more profitable door-to-door waterborne solution, including the transport of 'swap bodies" for which no waterborne solution exists
-It brings together stakeholders from the Maritime Transport Chain, its supporting industries and centres of excellence to solve a European transport and ecology problem.

Technical and scientific objectives are:
-A novel waterborne transport concept for inland/short-sea operations for various types of cargo units, faster cargo handling and better use of cargo space.
-To solve and validate by means of virtual and experimental methods problems arising from the above novel concept (hydrodynamics, low-weight structures, cargo handling), also regarding consistency and compliance with societal and economic constraints.

The problems originate from conflicting requirements regarding the operating inland-sea environment.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TH. JACOBSEN & CO A.S.
Address
Strandgatan 9
1701 Sarpsborg
Norway

Participants (19)

ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Avenue Bourdelle
44570 Saint Nazaire
BOS FOUNDATION FOR SHIPYARD AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
Netherlands
Address
Boerhaavelaan 40
2700 AC Zoetermeer
BUREAU D'ETUDES MAURIC
France
Address
Rue Sainte 68
13001 Marseille
BV HOLDING MAATSCHAPPIJ DAMEN
Netherlands
Address
Industrieterrein Zuid
9262 NC Bergum
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB*
Sweden
Address
1,Hörsalsvägen 1
412 96 Göteborg
DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR SHIP TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
Germany
Address
77,Oststrasse 77
47013 Duisburg
ECOSHIP ENGINEERING AB
Sweden
Address
Stora Varvsgatan
205 55 Malmoe
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 4
02015 Hut
KOCKUMS ENGINEERING AB
Sweden
Address

20555 Malmoe
MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
2,Haagsteeg 2
6700 AA Wageningen
NAVANTIA SA
Spain
Address
Velazques, 132
28006 Madrid
NEA TRANSPORT RESEARCH AND TRAINING
Netherlands
Address
13,Sir Winston Churchill 297
2280DZ Rijswijk Zh
PORT OF DUISBURG GMBH
Germany
Address
Im Freihafen 4
47138 Duisburg
RWS LINE AB
Sweden
Address
Klangfaergsgatan 13
426 52 Vaestra Froelunda
THE ITALIAN SHIP RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via Ippolito D'aste 5
16121 Genova
TTS SHIPS EQUIPMENT AB
Sweden
Address
Kämpegatan 3
411 04 Goeteborg
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
.,Ridley Building
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
Montrose Street, 100
G4 OLZ Glasgow
VAENERHAMN AB
Sweden
Address
Stuvargatan 1
65221 Karlstad