Sustainable Transport

Area of expertise: Transport Logistics & Mobility


REWWay – Research and Education in Inland Waterway Logistics

ongoing

REWWay is the result of a cooperation between Logistikum Steyr and viadonau (The company viadonau is responsible for the Austrian Part of the Danube). The aim of the project is to promote the topic of inland waterway logistics in national and international research and educational facilities. In fact, the focus is to train logisticians with knowledge on eco-friendly inland navigation and its connection to other modes of transport.

RETrans - Research and Education on Transport Logistics

ongoing

RETrans (Research and Education on Transport Logistics) is a project sponsored by the bmvit (Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) and the SCHIG (Schieneninfrastruktur-Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH) with the objective to create a competence center for traffic logistics in cooperation with stakeholders from economy, research and the public sector.

SynChain – synchromodal transport chains

finished

SynChain aimed at analyzing synchromodality in detail such that a profound understanding of the underlying key enablers can be gained. In addition, awareness training for stakeholders in the transport sector has been started. Based on the obtained insights technical, organisational and systemic basic conditions for a successful application of synchromodality will be defined, which shall be implemented in follow-up projects.

PROMINENT - Promoting Innovation in the Inland Waterway Transport Sector

finished

PROMINENT effectively promotes innovation in IWT by further developing the most promising greening technologies and concepts towards standardization and modularization as well as developing measures to overcome barriers to innovation and greening in the inland navigation sector. The research results and findings will be translated into a roll-out plan, which paves the way for full-scale implementation until 2020.

Sustainable Transport Systems

finished

"Synchromodality" is a new transport concept that promotes the resource-saving and optimized use of all modes of transport.  By an optimal use of the existing transport capacities, a modal shift towards sustainable modes of transport (rail, inland and waterway) can be achieved. Within the research area "Sustainable Transport Systems" the requirements for synchromodality in Austria will be analyzed.

LOGIN

finished

LOGIN – The project LOGIN aims to introduce new EQF 4 level qualification dedicated to the Operators who develop logistics related to manufacturing (Logistics Technologist - LOT) and the related
training and examination systems.

LNG Masterplan Rhine-Main-Danube

finished

The project deals with the implementation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel and transport good for shipping and develops a
master plan for the necessary steps for its implementation. The project consists of a series of feasibility studies, technical concepts,
training courses and pilot applications for ships and terminal infrastructure. It is an international project involving 33 companies
and institutions from 12 EU Member States.

IW-NET – Innovation driven Collaborative European Inland Waterways Transport Network

finished

IW-NET will facilitate industry-wide collaboration for a unified Inland Waterway Area integrated in the TEN-T and European Transport System. The project’s solutions comprise of highly configurable simula-tion models to support authorities and business stakeholders to evaluate and manage their strategies, and to optimize their tactical and operational planning capabilities. Furthermore, the project will cover state-of-the-art infrastructure and vessel technologies that support the streamlining and improvement of opera-tional processes in inland waterway transport.

DAPhNE – Danube Ports Network

finished

DAPhNE aims to facilitate a balanced development of Danube Ports as eco-friendly, well accessible multimodal hubs for the transport system of the region and to turn Danube Ports into buzzing economic centres functioning as catalysts for economic growth and creation of high value jobs. The project will contribute to stepwise close the existing gaps between the 70 Danube ports located along the Danube River that deal with various challenges in the field of port administration and port development.

Danube SKILLS - Increased institutional capacity in Danube navigation by boosting joint trans-national competences and skills in education and public development services

finished

Today there is still a lack of transparency and knowledge on how to integrate green Danube Navigation into sustainable transport solutions. Increased institutional and organisational capacity will help equip public service providers with a critical mass of information and support to understand (=mind shift) and use (=modal shift) Danube transport. Besides, there is a shortage of qualified personnel on-board inland vessels and fragmented legal framework governing skills and qualifications in the Danube inland transport sector and hindering recognition of qualifications and mobility of work force.

 

Besides, there is a shortage of qualified personnel on-board inland vessels and fragmented legal framework governing skills and qualifications in the Danube inland transport sector and hindering recognition of qualifications and mobility of work force.

DANTE - Improving Administrative Procedures and Processes for Danube IWT

finished

DANTE aims at identifying and eliminating the administrative barriers for inland waterway transport (IWT) on the Danube & its navigable tributaries as a joint initiative of the private sector and the national public authorities responsible for these barriers. The project partners will develop good practices and guidelines for effective administration of IWT activities in relation to the identified barriers.