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Rethinking Container Management Systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 636158

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 182 954,16

  • EU contribution

    € 4 182 954,16

Coordinated by:

CIRCLE SPA

Italy

Objective

Container terminals serve thousands of ships, store billions of TEUs, compete to serve the next vessel, and introduction of larger ships will result in new challenges. While advances have been made in terminal automation (Automated Ground Vehicle (AGV), gate control, yard cranes, etc.), with current technologies terminals are limited by their ability to maintain growth and quality of service. To address these trends and demands the Robotic Container Management System (RCMS) has been developed. As a contribution to its implementation, Project main objectives are:
A. to develop a detailed simulation model for RCMS to be evaluated in 2 Terminals (Gdansk and Koper) plus a set of generic simulation tools to be used in all terminals;
B. to assess and compare RCMS performance with other state-of-the-art container handling technologies for 2 Terminals (Gdansk and Koper) with different features;
C. to assess and compare RCMS performance with other state-of-the-art container handling technologies for 2 ports (Gdansk and Koper), with focus on comparison between RCMS solution and port surface extension;
D. to assess impact of RCMS in a simulated transport network in terms of efficiency, reliability, capacity, performance indicators (travel times, average speed, etc.) and impacts (noise and air pollution) in the Port of La Spezia.
Main results will be: a well-defined RCMS control logic; a dynamic physical AGV model to test AGV behavior; definition of operational procedures for RCMS; a generic simulation tool enabling testing of RCMS for various sites by non-simulation experts; an efficient entire terminal design with RCMS; a set of validated and quantified benefits of RCMS compared to commonly used handling systems; a set of Key Performances Indicators of the transport network using RCMS. Consortium is made by leading industries, SMEs, Research/Academic Centers and 3 ports/terminals as End-users. Project duration is 21 months and estimated eligible costs are 4 million €

Coordinator

CIRCLE SPA

Address

Via Santa Radegonda 11
20121 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 431 073,88

Participants (10)

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 104 625

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 446 651,11

HHLA INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 649 611,75

AUTORITA' PORTUALE DELLA SPEZIA

Italy

AUTORITA DI SISTEMA PORTUALE DEL MAR LIGURE ORIENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 61 312,50

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 1 778 609,28

COMPASS INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 128 062,50

SELLHORN INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 376 950

GDANSKI TERMINAL KONTENEROWY SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 93 187,50

LUKA KOPER, PORT AND LOGISTIC SYSTEM, D.D.

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 112 870,64

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 636158

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 182 954,16

  • EU contribution

    € 4 182 954,16

Coordinated by:

CIRCLE SPA

Italy