In order to succeed in transferring transport of goods in Europe from land to sea (Short Sea Shipping / Inland Navigation), the complete logistic chain using waterborne transport as a major component, must be competitive. The competitive advantage must include both economic and "just in time" components.
The IPSI project contributes to developing this kind of logistics concept, and the goals for the projects are :
* Develop a concept for flexible port/ship interfaces in the context of added value, inter modal door to door (where applicable) logistics in Europe, based in increased use of waterborne transport, including utilisation of inland waterways
* Develop methods and equipment for effective transfer of cargo and information about cargo in the above mentioned land/water interfaces, with focus on high efficiency and low investments
* Demonstrate the "new port/ship interface concept" to verify the effectiveness of multimodal cargo exchange in a "door-to-door" context.
In addition, the IPSI project will :
* Contribute to increased knowledge about transport of goods in Europe
* Define requirements for a system to handle information logistics
* Define requirements for a system to be used for analysing alternative logistic chains
There are no formal links from IPSI to other EU activities, but BOPCom, Euroborder, Interport, SPHERE, Multitrack, and Wisdom are engaged in connected challenges and technologies.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts