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Development of ‘Less than Wagon Load’ transport solutions in the Antwerp Chemical cluster

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723274

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 994 318,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 994 318,75

Coordinated by:

LINEAS GROUP

Belgium

Objective

The LessThanWagonLoad project has the objective to develop a smart specialized logistics cluster for the chemical industry in the Port of Antwerp in order to shift transport volumes from road to rail freight. This objective will be realised by developing: (i) a new rail transport solutions for single pallets (we call this LWL ‘less than wagon load’ in analogy with existing LTL ‘less than truck load’ transport) and (ii) new added value rail freight services for the industry within the Antwerp chemical cluster. These potential new services consist of parking, repair, picking and cleaning for chemical wagons, rail connected cross docking of pallets and improved rail connections by setting up mixed trains with conventional and maritime container volumes.

The project primarily focuses on Antwerp and the chemical industry. But the new concepts can also be leveraged to other logistical hubs with other industries. This will be demonstrated at a second logistical hub Nola, in the south of Italy. This broad implementation potential increases the impact on European society.

Realising the LessThanWagonLoad project will contribute in a substantial way in realizing the EC’s ambition to shift 30% of road freight over 300km to low-emission modes by 2030. The potential benefits of the project for European society are very important and diverse: (i) environmental improvements (less GHG emissions), (ii) reduced costs of rail freight, (iii) increased inter-modality and higher resilience of the transport system, (iv) local economic growth and employment, (v) less congestion and traffic casualties and (vi) less risk on social dumping.

Coordinator

LINEAS GROUP

Address

Boulevard Du Roi Albert Ii 37
1030 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 1 185 688,44

Participants (10)

ANCRA SYSTEMS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 896 305

TRANSCARE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 232 506,56

ZOS TRNAVA AS

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 252 718,75

TRAFUCO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 402 715

INTERPORTO SERVIZI CARGO S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 175 390

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 313 987,50

ECORES SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 207 890

TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 169 287,50

BELGISCHE FEDERATIE VAN DE CHEMISCHE INDUSTRIE EN VAN LIFE SCIENCES VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 56 430

VTG RAIL EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 101 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723274

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 994 318,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 994 318,75

Coordinated by:

LINEAS GROUP

Belgium