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Rethinking Container Management Systems

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 €

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages

Coordinator

CIRCLE SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 431 073,88
Address
Via G. Battista Pergolesi 26
20124 Milano
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 104 625,00
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 446 651,11
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HHLA INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 649 611,75
Address
Container Terminal Altenwerder Am Ballinkai 1
21129 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AUTORITA DI SISTEMA PORTUALE DEL MAR LIGURE ORIENTALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 61 312,50
Address
Via Del Molo 1
19126 La Spezia

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria La Spezia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 1 778 609,28
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Lod

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMPASS INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 128 062,50
Address
Carrer De Tuset 8 7 2
08006 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SELLHORN INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 376 950,00
Address
Teilfeld 5
20459 Hamburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GDANSKI TERMINAL KONTENEROWY SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 93 187,50
Address
Ul Na Zaspe 3
80 546 Gdansk

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Region
Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUKA KOPER, PORT AND LOGISTIC SYSTEM, D.D.
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 112 870,64
Address
Vojkovo Nabrezje, 38
6000 Koper

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Obalno-kraška
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00