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Tools to optimize high speed craft - port interface concepts (TOHPIC)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2000-00491

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    29 February 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 122 235

  • EU contribution

    € 1 642 146

Coordinated by:

SSPA MARITIME CONSULTING AB

Sweden

Objective

The difficulty for the High Speed Craft (HSC) to approach, manoeuvre and load or unload safely and efficiently in existing ports causes severe delays in turnaround time. This limits the applicability of HSC. To improve this with regard to manoeuvrability, mooring and terminal system TOHPIC will address controllability, communications and management systems, the shape of mooring interface systems and devices, as well as automatic loading and unloading techniques, and provide harmonised EU standards for sea/shore interface operation, propose new shore to ship interface solutions by integrating port layout, cargo handling and infrastructure concepts, propose effective logistic solutions and provide a simulation tool for optimisation of turnaround and safety conditions. TOHPIC is end-user driven, by major ports, HSC operators and industry.

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Coordinator

SSPA MARITIME CONSULTING AB

Address

Chalmers Tvaergata 10
400 22 Goeteborg

Sweden

Participants (13)

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS TECNICO-MARITIMOS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

D'APPOLONIA SPA

Italy

DUBLIN PORT COMPANY

Ireland

FRENCH RIVIERA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

France

INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE NAVIGATION

France

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

MACGREGOR (SWE) AB

Sweden

MARITIME ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLGY FOR TRANSPORT LOGISTICS AND EDUCATION SARL

France

SINDEL SRL

Italy

SOCIÉTÉ NATIONAL MARITIME CORSE-MÉDITERRANÉE

France

STENA LINE AB

Sweden

THE ALLIANCE OF MARITIME REGIONAL INTERESTS IN EUROPE

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2000-00491

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    29 February 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 122 235

  • EU contribution

    € 1 642 146

Coordinated by:

SSPA MARITIME CONSULTING AB

Sweden