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Innovative ship pilot research

Objective

The primary objective of the INSPIRE is to demonstrate how, within selected trade corridors, short sea shipping can be made more competitive, as part of the total transport chain. Thus, it is hoped that ships may take over a larger part of European transportation, thereby easing the congestion on roads and railways, with positive effects for trade and environment.

Through studies of existing trade, ports, ships and management systems, INSPIRE aims at recommending practical solutions, which may improve the overall effectiveness of European short sea shipping and provide a framework for the expansion of the fleet.

In the course of the studies, IT-based tools will be developed, suitable for analysis of any trade corridor involving a sea leg, independent of whether it is a point to point or a multi-port connection.
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The following trade corridors will be studied initially, but others may follow, using the INSPIRE tools and some of the same inputs for analysis: Ireland - North West Europe Iberian Peninsula - Azores/Madeira/Canary Islands Russia (Kaliningrad/Baltic States) - EU.
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Such as IPSI, IntraSeas, BopCom, Interport and Transdata projects.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LUND, MOHR & GIAEVER-ENGER MARIN AS
Address
16 B,solheimsgaten
5824 Bergen
Norway

Participants (8)

BALTIC FISHING FLEET STATE ACADEMY
Russia
Address
Molodyznaya, 6
236029 Kaliningrad
BAXTER EADIE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Georges Street Richmond 60
TW9 1HE Surrey
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS TECNICO MARITIMOS
Spain
Address
Valencia 174
08011 Barcelona
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Norway
Address
Helleveien, 30
5035 Bergen
FRESTI - SOCIEDADE DE FORMACAO E GESTAO DE NAVIOS, LDA
Portugal
Address
Rua Dr. Nicolau Bettencourt, 45A
1050 Lisboa
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iroon Polytechniou Street 5
15773 Zografou-athens
NAUTICAL ENTERPRISE CENTRE, CORK REGIONAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Ireland
Address
Sheares Street, 7
Cork
TRANSRAIL WEST
Russia
Address
Kievskaja Street, 1
236039 Kaliningrad