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Effective Operation in ports

Effective Operation in ports

Objective

European trade and economy is highly dependent on ports. The container sector is currently facing an increasing threat of terminal congestions and thus container terminals are the potential bottlenecks within the transport chain. Besides the logistics problems which will arise from container terminal congestion, European ports in general need to strengthen competitiveness by improving availability and cost-benefit ratio of services to all types of vessels, passengers and commodities.
European ports do already follow an innovative and pro-active approach, however, appropriately structured research assistance will have a lever function resulting in much higher benefits than costs. After analysing the current state of the art and requirements, concrete re search objectives have been worked out and translated into the work plan of EFFORTS. The vision is rather simple: to intelligently combine selected key developments so that the overall added value is much more than the sum of individual improvements.
The terms of reference are challenging but feasible within the project duration resulting in clearly measurable products and processes. However, searching for new solutions always includes the risk of not achieving all specified objectives.
The project approach therefore allows for alternatives to avoid dead ends. EFFORTS is structured around ports and port services resulting in a holistic approach. The work content covers the sub-project areas NAVIGATION, ENVIRONMENT, and ORGANISATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE clearly focussing on specified objectives to be brought into a coherent context to each other and to the overall goal of increased port effectiveness through the project INTEGRATION activity.
Integration in EFFORTS is not restricted to technology and business processes but takes into account crucial social economic aspects such as personnel qualification, business awareness, social responsibility and job satisfaction.

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Coordinator

D'APPOLONIA S.P.A.

Address

Via San Nazaro 19
Genoa

Italy

Administrative Contact

Valerio RECAGNO (Mr)

Participants (52)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG-HARBURG

Germany

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

BMT LTD

United Kingdom

CENTRUM TECHNIKI OKRETOWEJ S.A.- SHIP DESIGN AND RESEARCH CENTRE S.A.

Poland

DORIS ENGINEERING S.A.

France

FORCE TECHNOLOGY

Denmark

INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE

Portugal

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

NORWEGIAN MARINE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Norway

NIELSEN + PARTNER UNTERNEHMENSBERATER GMBH

Germany

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

TRANSEUROPEAN CONSULTANTS FOR TRANSPORT, DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY S.A.

Greece

PORT AUTHORITY GIJON

Spain

SAM ELECTRONICS GMBH

Germany

TL & ASSOCIES

France

THESSALONIKI PORT AUTHORITY S.A.

Greece

VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

KONGSBERG SEATEX AS

Norway

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

TECHNISCHE UNIVERITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEERING S.A.

Greece

MARIMATECH A/S

Denmark

HAMBURG PORT AUTHORITY AOR

Germany

PEMAR RD

France

GRAND PORT MARITIME DU HAVRE

France

UNIVERSITE DE CAEN - BASSE NORMANDIE

France

DUBLIN PORT COMPANY

Ireland

SIREHNA

France

SODENA SA

France

TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH

Germany

CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES MARITIMES AND FLUVIALES (INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME AND WATERWAYS STUDIES)

France

CONSULTRANS S.A.

Spain

INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING ENVIRONMENT SERVICES

France

LIVORNO PORT AUTHORITY

Italy

CARIS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS BV

Netherlands

SVITZER A/S

Netherlands

LUTGENS & REIMERS GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS - FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Finland

PORT OF TURKU

Finland

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG

France

BIOWIND SARL

France

AREVA TA (SOCIETE TECHNIQUE POUR L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE)

France

CORYS TRAINING & ENGINEERING SUPPORT SYSTEMS

France

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

COMPAGNIE FLUVIALE DE TRANSPORT S.A.

France

CENTRE REGIONAL D'INNOVATION ET DE TRANSFERT TECHNOLOGIQUE DE BASSE-NORMANDIE COTENTIN

France

"OVIDIUS" UNIVERSITY OF COSTANTA - CENTER FOR ADVANCED ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Romania

ADMINISTRACO DO PORTO DE LISBOA/LISBON PORT AUTHORITY

Portugal

INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA, S.A.

Spain

VIA DONAU - OSTERREICHISCHE WASSERStraßeN-GESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31486

  • Start date

    1 May 2006

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 076 798

  • EU contribution

    € 8 000 000

Coordinated by:

D'APPOLONIA S.P.A.

Italy