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Towards a green and sustainable ecosystem for the EU Port of the Future

Objective

The Port of the Future will be able to enhance sustainable development and to manage the resources to be invested and their employment for a competitive advantage. Therefore, the port of the future must be oriented to port community and have an operative strategic capability to work, in line with European purposes, on the following:
- Smart, through ICT solutions, because it is important to improvement exchange of information flows between port and port community;
- Interconnected with the use of a combination of different modes of transport and the integration of different technologies, because it is important to achieve better monitoring and controlling of the freight flows;
- Green through the adoption of green technologies because it is important to reduce the environmental impact of port operations saving the resources.

All in all, sustainable development is the present and future for ports that want to lead the industry supported by three cornerstones: Operational Excellence, Insightful Collaboration with partners through the supply chain, and top notch Safety, Health and Environmental practices.

PortForward proposes a holistic approach that will lead to a smarter, greener and more sustainable port ecosystem and which will include the following features:

- The introduction of an Internet of Things (IoT) concept for port assets (infrastructure, vehicles, cargo, people):
- The socio-economic analysis of the port interface with its surrounding area and the port-city, as well as the rest of the logistics value chain.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 894 813,75

Participants (12)

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 307 281,25
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 604 281,25
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 658 240
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 326 875
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UBIMAX GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 534 750
Address
Hoerneckestr. 25-31
28217 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 381 875
Address
Delagrammatika 5
34100 Chalkis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 203 500
Address
Plaza De La Estrella 1
36201 Vigo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE BALEARES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 203 926,25
Address
Calle Muelle 5
07012 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AUTORITA DI SISTEMA PORTUALE DEL MAR TIRRENO SETTENTRIONALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 000
Address
Scali Rosciano 6
57123 Livorno
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGGREGAZIONE PUBBLICO PRIVATA SULLALOGISTICA MARE TERRA SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 437 247,50
Address
Via Pontano 61
80122 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
KRISTIANSAND HAVN KF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 71 312,50
Address
Gravane 4
4662 Kristiansand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRANSPORTWERK MAGDEBURGER HAFEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 109 208,75
Address
Saalestr 20
39126 Magdeburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)