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Viable Wagonload production Schemes

Objective

Single wagonload (SWL) transport is still a major component in numerous European states transport systems and in the logistics of different economic sectors such as steel, chemical industry and automotive. However changing framework conditions and increasingly demanding market requirements have led to dramatic market losses and even to complete shutdown of SWL business in some countries. As this business segment has been evaluated as important for specific transports in a European co-modal transport system also in the future, significant improvements are needed. The ViWaS partners believe that for the success of SWL the following two issues might be crucial: (1) A viable SWL system is highly dependent on the critical mass. Thereby all options have to be considered to secure a high utilisation of the trains operated on the trunk lines, including a combined production with intermodal loads. (2) Only comprehensive and complementary measures are able to sustainably improve and preserve the European SWL systems in accordance with increasingly demanding market requirements. The ViWaS project will follow such a comprehensive approach; therefore aiming at the development of

Market driven business models and production systems to secure the critical mass needed for SWL operations,
New ways for “Last mile” infrastructure design and organisation to raise cost efficiency,
Adapted SWL technologies to improve flexibility and equipment utilisation,
Advanced SWL management procedures & ICT to raise quality, reliability and cost efficiency

The applicability of these solutions and their effects will be proved on the basis of pilot business cases (by demonstrations).

Thereby important findings will be gained for a European wide implementation of developed solutions.

The ViWaS consortium includes railway operators (SBB Cargo, Fret SNCF, Bentheimer Eisenbahn), infrastructure providers (Interporto Bologna / IB innovation, technology partners (Eureka, Wascosa) and consulting/ scientific partners (ETH Zürich, TU Berlin, HaCon, NEW OPERA).

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

HACON INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Lister Strasse 15
30163 Hannover
Germany

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Deiterding Lars (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 807 144

Participants (9)

BENTHEIMER EISENBAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 563
Address
Otto Hahn Strasse 1
48529 Osnabruck

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Berends (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 238 732
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dirk Bruckmann (Dr.)
EUREKA NAVIGATION SOLUTIONS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 458 146
Address
Bremer Strasse 11
80807 Munchen

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Victor Behrends (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE SNCF
France
EU contribution
€ 101 695
Address
2 Place Aux Etoiles
93200 St Denis

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Lefevre (Mr.)
CONSORZIO IB INNOVATION
Italy
EU contribution
€ 94 831
Address
Palazzina Doganale Snc Interporto
40010 Bentivoglio

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandro Grossato (Mr.)
NEW OPERA AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 236 008
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franco Castagnetti (Mr.)
SCHWEIZERISCHE BUNDESBAHNEN SBB CARGO AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 426 297
Address
Centralbahnstrasse 4
4065 Basel

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Bürgy (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 161 482
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Ms.)
WASCOSA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 259 850
Address
Werftestrasse 4
6005 Luzern

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irmhild Saabel (Mrs.)