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Greening of surface transport through an innovative and competitive CARGO-VESSEL Concept connecting marine and fluvial intermodal ports

Greening of surface transport through an innovative and competitive CARGO-VESSEL Concept connecting marine and fluvial intermodal ports

Objective

EU CargoXpress is going to develop a groundbreaking innovative cargo vessel to meet the expectations of green transport and contributing to decongesting of Europe’s roads. It gives particular attention to the role of SMEs not only in the composition of the consortium (2 out of 6 industry partners are SMEs plus 6 research institutions and a public body) but also when delivering the design of the cargo vessel of the future which is particularly suited for the small and medium sized European Shipyards and equipment suppliers.
The vessel Concept EU-CargoXpress goes far beyond existing approaches from aspects of
• ship equipment (combined superstructure with bridge, crane and sail)
• new propulsion Concept (superconducting energy conversion, PODs)
• ship structure (lightweight fit for serial production)
• maintenance (modularised/ standardised and “boxed” equipment for immediate exchange rather than repair on board)
• ship operation (sailor in home base, through fixed routes)
and promotes a logistic philosophy which has the potential to revolutionize the Short Sea Shipping (SSS) business in the Motorways-of-the-Sea. It follows the Ryanair approach which has developed service to hundreds of small airports.EU-CARGOEXPRESS will do a similar thing it provides a high tech vessel for medium and small marine or fluvial ports to shorten considerably the remaining road-transport.
This will clearly impact on CO2 and other pollutants emission. First calculations show a potential of total fuel savings of 10,3 Mt/year which accounts for 0,63 % of total EU25 energy consumption per year, when applying the concept to the next 3000 newbuildings for SSS.
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Coordinator

COMPANIA TRASMEDITERRANEA SA

Address

Avenida De Europa 10
28108 Alcobendas Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 324 953,42

Administrative Contact

José Manuel Fernandez Hernando (Mr.)

Participants (12)

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AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 117 000

SDC Ship Design & Consult GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 292 601,71

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 235 933,43

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 116 222

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 8 832,10

Innovacion Logistica Cargo-Xpress SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 369 000

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

RISE SICOMP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 107 294

KOCKUMS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 180 900

FJELLSTRAND AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 324 325,34

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 144 426

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 109 300

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233925

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    30 April 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 811 257,86

  • EU contribution

    € 2 600 788

Coordinated by:

COMPANIA TRASMEDITERRANEA SA

Spain