Project ID: PA1A068
Development of container transport on and container vessels for the Danube.
The GrinFleet project’s strategic aim would have been to enhance the use of the Danube and the Rhine as waterborne inland "motorways", hereby implementing the EU inland Blue Belt policy and contributing to the EU 2020 target for reducing energy usage and emissions. To do this, GrinFleet would have developed a variety of “Green inland fleet” solutions containing efficient and innovative ship concepts.
Development of a logistic modelling & simulation tool for container transport, suitable for the three business cases of interest. The tool would have enabled to devise co-modal logistic solutions based on the infrastructural conditions and freight volume requirements, and to determine the main characteristics of vessel solutions fitting these requirements as well as the performance of the logistic chain in terms of economy, energy and emissions.
Development of five vessel solutions of maximum attainable vessel size on the rivers fitting the business cases:
Development of novel power & propulsion trains for minimum energy usage and emissions for self-propelled solutions.
Development of novel hull configurations for all vessel solutions possessing the following characteristics:
A part of the results would have been applicable to the entire Danube as well as the Central and Lower Danube.
The project was not realised.
Project duration would have been from 01.10.2012 - 30.09.2015.
The proposal has been submitted for funding by FP7 (SST-2012-RTD-1 SST.2012.2.2-1. Innovative fleet for efficient logistics chain). Although positively evaluated, no invitation for project negotiations was issued.
Project leader: Centre for Maritime Technology and Innovation / The Netherlands (website: www.cmti.nl)
Address: Boompjes 40, 3011 XB Rotterdam / The Netherlands
Data provided by: Juha Schweighofer (via donau / Austria) - 20.02.2012
Last updated by: Juha Schweighofer (via donau / Austria) - 25.03.2013