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Transit via Innovative Gateway concepts solving European-Intermodal Rail needs

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 234065

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 054 428,20

  • EU contribution

    € 10 316 063

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LO SVILUPPO DI TECNOLOGIE PER IL TRASPORTO INNOVATIVO

Italy

Objective

The recent EU Commission paper on the establishment of a “Primary European Rail Freight Network” is the confirmation that Europe wants to develop a long term freight sustainable mobility.

Infrastructure investments are costly and take long time to come to fruition. Hence force the need to adopt a realistic mid term strategy for developing the use of freight trains to bridge the gap up to when the new infrastructure investments will be completed delivering the much needed capacity.

These goals can be achieved by removing over time the conflict on the same rail tracks between freight and passengers by developing corridors oriented to freight and extracting the best productivity from each available modality or from the combination of them. The TIGER project Rationale is driven by the European need of achieving a greater degree of effectiveness, efficiency and competitiveness on the Rail Freight Network. This is now perceived as being key for a more sustainable freight mobility. The reduction of road congestion, accidents, emission on the atmosphere and the negative effects on climate changes are leading to a safer and better environment for improving the quality of life of European citizens. In particular the recent breaks in trends in global trades brought about by EU enlargement and by the enormous traffic flows with the Far- East and South East Asia, handled by giant container vessels, have highlighted the impossibility of road modality of sustaining by its own the future European need of freight mobility. Port congestion has become a common feature both in the North and South of Europe to the extent that only a new distribution system to/from ports to inland destinations based on industrial intermodal shuttle trains represents the solution of this problem. The challenge in TIGER is therefore to provide a solution to EU ports and road congestion reaching inland European destinations in an industrial and effective way leading to sustainable mobility

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Coordinator

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LO SVILUPPO DI TECNOLOGIE PER IL TRASPORTO INNOVATIVO

Address

Centro Ricerche Enea Della Trisaia - Ss 106 Km 419+500
75026 Rotondella

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

Administrative Contact

Valerio Recagno (Mr.)

Participants (22)

HACON INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

NEW OPERA AISBL

Belgium

Rivalta Terminal Europa SPA

Italy

Deutsche Umschlaggesellschaft Schiene-Strasse mbH

Germany

ELOG European Freight Car Logistics AG

Switzerland

EUROGATE GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG

Germany

AUTORITA PORTUALE DI GENOVA

Italy

HAFEN HAMBURG MARKETING E.V.

Germany

HAMBURG PORT AUTHORITY

Germany

INTERPORTO BOLOGNA SPA

Italy

FS LOGISTICA SPA

Italy

Kombiverkehr Deutsche Gesellschaft fur kombinierten Guterverkehr mbH & Co KG

Germany

REGIONE LIGURIA

Italy

RETE FERROVIARIA ITALIANA

Italy

SO.GE.MAR. SOCIETA GENERALE MAGAZZINI RACCORDATI INTERPORTO SPA

Italy

TERMINAL SAN GIORGIO SRL

Italy

TRANSPORTES FERROVIARIOS ESPECIALES, S.A.

Spain

TRENITALIA SPA

Italy

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium

ALLROUND CONTAINER SERVICE HELMUT FRANK GMBH

Germany

TECNICAS TERRITORIALES Y URBANAS S.L

Spain

ITALCONTAINER SPA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 234065

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 054 428,20

  • EU contribution

    € 10 316 063

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LO SVILUPPO DI TECNOLOGIE PER IL TRASPORTO INNOVATIVO

Italy