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RIS services for improving the integration of inland waterway transports into intermodal chains

Objective

River Information Services (RIS) are operational in European waterway corridors in a variety of sophistication levels. Their major objective is to collect and distribute river related information in order to support not only public waterways authorities, but also commercial operators in the Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) sector. The use of such information for logistics purposes is still quite under-exploited. RISING will investigate how such information can lead to useful solutions and services supporting complete transport chains involving inland waterways transport.

For this purpose, existing RIS will be equipped with additional intelligent software modules. In addition, transport operators´ chain planning, execution and monitoring systems will gain the ability to implement such information into their planning and monitoring processes. On top of improved tracking and tracing capabilities, new concepts, such as Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM), will be used to facilitate automated chain monitoring such that chain managers are informed only when manual intervention is required for cargo to move properly. These new modules and their interaction with systems for chain planning and execution will be implemented according to the framework architecture and mode independent information exchange principles laid out in the Freightwise project. In order to make IWT a part of the co-modal transport chain, this mode must be able to supply at least the same quality services as all other transport modes.

Therefore services need to be developed and offered in a harmonised way - harmonised across borders, as well as between different modes. A key results of RISING is a harmonised set of events, messages and services to be offered for providing RIS information to the logistics chain operators using inland waterway transport. RISING will develop the new capabilities by adopting an evolutionary approach enhancing existing systems rather than re-inventing everything from scratch. The results of RISING will be demonstrated in different logistics chains (containers, bulk, steel) in different geographical regions (Danube, Rhine, Scheldt, Elbe/Weser) covering the major European inland waterways based on the existing RIS information available.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-TREN-1_
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER SEEVERKEHRSWIRTSCHAFT UND LOGISTIK
Address
Universitaetsallee
Bremen
Germany
Administrative Contact
Frank ARENDT (Professor)

Participants (22)

ALLROUND CONTAINER SERVICE HELMUT FRANK GMBH
Germany
Address
Neuenlander Strasse
Bremen
Administrative Contact
Cordula RADTKE (Ms.)
ANONYMOS ETAIREIA ANTIPROSOPEION EMPORIOU KAI VIOMICHANIAS
Greece
Address
Syngrou Avenue
Athens
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos TOUTOUZIS (Mr)
ARS TRAFFIC & TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Vlietweg
Leidschendam
Administrative Contact
Jan LINSSEN (Dr)
ASOCIATIA CENTRUL NATIONAL DE PROMOVARE A TRANSPORTULUI INTERMODAL
Romania
Address
Incinta Port Constanta, Poarta 2, Cladirea Bursa Noua, Etaj 1, Camera 110
Constanta
Administrative Contact
Stelian BELU (Mr)
CENTAR ZA RAZVOJ UNUTARNJE PLOVIDBE D.O.O.
Croatia
Address
Trnjanska Cesta
Zagreb
Administrative Contact
Natasa DOBRINIC (Ms.)
DEUTSCHE BINNENREEDEREI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Revaler Strasse
Berlin
Administrative Contact
Georg SEIDEL (Dr)
INDUSTRIE-LOGISTIK-LINZ GMBH & CO KG
Austria
Address
Stahlstr.
Linz
Administrative Contact
Ralph GALLOB (Dr)
KIOS S.R.O.
Slovakia
Address
Kuzmányho
Pie`dany
Administrative Contact
Lucia KARPATYOVA (Ms.)
LOGIT SYSTEMS A.S.
Norway
Address
Televeien
Grimstad
Administrative Contact
Eivind MADSEN (Mr)
MARLO AS
Norway
Address
Tryms Vei
Heer
Administrative Contact
Grethe TANGBERG (Ms.)
MOBYCON BV
Netherlands
Address
Tanthofdreef
2873 Delft
Administrative Contact
Ronald JORNA (Drs.)
PORT INFOLINK BV
Netherlands
Address
Seattleweg
Rotterdam
Administrative Contact
Marten VAN DER VELDE (Mr)
PROMOTIE BINNENVAART VLAANDEREN
Belgium
Address
Armand Hertzstraat
Hasselt
Administrative Contact
Javor ANNICK (Ms.)
REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, DIRECTORATE FOR INLAND WATERWAYS
Serbia
Address
Francuska
Belgrade
Administrative Contact
Zoran LUKIC (Mr)
RHINECONTAINER BV
Netherlands
Address
Scheepmakerij
Zwijndrecht
Administrative Contact
Joop HALTER (Mr)
RÁDIÓS SEGÉLYHÍVÓ ÉS INFOKOMMUNIKÁCIÓS ORSZÁGOS EGYESÜLET
Hungary
Address
Elnök U.
Budapest
Administrative Contact
Róbert RAFAEL (Mr)
SACHSISCHE BINNENHAFEN OBERELBE GMBH
Germany
Address
Magdeburger Strasse
Dresden
Administrative Contact
Ralf KAISER (Mr)
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR DE ONTWIKKELING VAN TRANSPORT EN LOGISTIEK IN EUROPA
Netherlands
Address
Van Nelleweg
Rotterdam
Administrative Contact
Cornelis GROOTJANS (Mr)
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
P.o. Box
Wageningen
Administrative Contact
Stephan M. BRINKMANN (Mr)
TINC ASSOCIATES NV
Belgium
Address
Jubellaan
Mechelen
Administrative Contact
Pascal VERLINDEN (Mr)
TRESCO CVBA
Belgium
Address
Bredabaan
Wuustwezel
Administrative Contact
Marc PERSOONS (Mr)
VIA DONAU - ÖSTERREICHISCHE WASSERSTRASSEN-GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse
Wien
Administrative Contact
Michael FASTENBAUER (Dr)