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Promotional Platform for Short Sea Shipping and Intermodality

Objective

The PROPS project builds on previous EU and national activities undertaken to promote and develop short sea shipping. In particular, PROPS aims to work closely with the Short Sea Promotion Centres (SPCs) to develop a workable and replicable methodology that will enhance their practical promotion activities – in the fields of legislative, technical, and operational actions – and to extend their operations to encompass inter-modal and co-modal transport. The first step will be to identify, from the SPCs, the best practices aimed at improving the integration of short sea shipping with relevant inland logistics chains. Particular attention will be paid to the linkages of key supply chain stakeholders and the removal of bottlenecks. This initial activity will be followed by a comprehensive analysis of the core processes that are, or need to be, carried out by SPCs, both individually and via the SPC European Network, to develop and utilise a business networking approach to enhance the current. practical work of the SPCs. One outcome of this activity will be a set of performance indicators and benchmarks, linked to self-assessment tools and training programmes for the SPCs. Tools will be developed to assist the SPCs improve their performance and their overall integration into European logistics business networks. For instance, an ‘e-booking system integrator’, to improve access to commercial freight booking systems, will be established. Both strategic and tactical support mechanisms will be developed, and learning from past failures will be formalised as a mechanism for improving the work of the SPCs to promote short sea shipping and intermodal transport. A media campaign, run by a large, professional media company will establish and test the campaign in enhancing role of the SPCs and the perception by business of the need to increase the amount of freight transport by short sea shipping as an integral part of logistics supply chains.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/transportation engineering/port and harbor engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-TREN-1_05June
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Address
Gr. Lampraki 122
185 32 Piraeus
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lambros Laios (Prof.)

Participants (15)

Nautical Enterprise Centre Ltd.
Ireland
Address
Ballineadig Lodge Farran
- Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerry Trant (Mr.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eliisa Särkilahti (Ms.)
LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Holloway Road 166 220
N7 8DB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
James Hannah (Mr.)
Bulgarian Shortsea Promotion Centre Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Address
Shipka
Varna
Administrative Contact
George Petkov (Mr.)
AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJON
Spain
Address
Claudio Alvargonzalez 32
33201 Gijon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Humberto Moyano (Mr.)
INLECOM SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
60 Mansfield Road, Wanstead
E11 2JN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antony Tait (Mr.)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Haakon Lindstad (Mr.)
Bell Pottinger Group
United Kingdom
Address
Holborn Gate, 26 Southampton Buildings
London
Administrative Contact
Neil Cameron (Mr.)
TIS PT, CONSULTORES EM TRANSPORTES, INOVACAO E SISTEMAS, SA
Portugal
Address
Avenida Marques De Tomar 35-6D
1050-153 Lisbon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Crespo Diu (Mr.)
THE ALLIANCE OF MARITIME REGIONAL INTERESTS IN EUROPE (AMRIE)
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Commerce 20-22
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Fernando Pardo (Mr.)
K-NET S.A.
Greece
Address
Dochiarou 3
11362 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Despina Datseri (Ms.)
SELEX ELSAG SPA
Italy
Address
Via Giacomo Puccini 2
16154 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Trombetta (Mr.)
Senator fuer Wirtschaft und Haefen Bremen
Germany
Address
Zweite Schlachtpforte 3
28195 Bremen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Renate Bartholomaeus-Luethge (Ms.)
COMPANIA TRASMEDITERRANEA SA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Europa 10
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
álvarez-Cascos Carlos (Mr.)
Irish Exporters Association
Ireland
Address
Merrion Square
Dublin
Administrative Contact
John Whelan (Mr.)