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

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
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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
Address
Staarten 14
5281 PL Boxtel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRANSCARE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 232 506,56
Address
Danziger Strasse 14
65191 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZOS TRNAVA AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 252 718,75
Address
Koniarekova 19
917 21 Trnava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRAFUCO
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 402 715
Address
Molenberglei 6
2627 Schelle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERPORTO SERVIZI CARGO S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 175 390
Address
Via Paolo Emilio Imbriani 30
80132 Naples
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 313 987,50
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECORES SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 207 890
Address
Rue D'edimbourg 26
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 169 287,50
Address
Letna 9
042 00 Kosice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BELGISCHE FEDERATIE VAN DE CHEMISCHE INDUSTRIE EN VAN LIFE SCIENCES VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 56 430
Address
Auguste Reyerslaan 80 Diamant Building
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Other
VTG RAIL EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 400
Address
Nagelsweg 34
20097 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)