Providing technical and organisational improvements to the Rhine corridor between Rotterdam and Antwerp seaports and Basel. The aim is for a 30 per cent increase in freight transport by inland shipping across this route within ten years. Marlo’s role is related to increasing load factors of containers and vessels.
The Logistic Single Window (LSW) project, coordinated and delivered by the Association of Portuguese Ports (APP upgraded and extended the previous version of the national Port Community System (2nd generation) to the entire logistic network, covering land transport, dry ports and multimodal operations in general.
e-Impact implemented the e-Freight standard and e-Delivery infrastructure developed in EU-funded projects like e-Freight and iCargo in real operations along 3 corridors of the TEN-T Core Network: The Atlantic, Mediterranean and Baltic / Adriatic corridors.
The business cases in the project involved shippers, logistic services providers and authorities.
Project NOVIMAR introduced the waterborne version of “platooning”, the Vessel Train. This is in essence a number of unmanned Follower Ships with their own sailing/manoeuvring capabilities being temporarily led by a manned Leader Ship. Vessels will be able to join and leave such trains at places adjacent to their points of origin and destination at the seaside or inland.
SUPPORT aims to raise the current level of port security by integrating legacy port systems with new surveillance and information management systems. SUPPORT will provide the necessary and sufficient security level to satisfy evolving international regulations and standards while efficiently supporting the complexity of the real port environment. As part of this, SUPPORT will also facilitate efficient and, where required, real-time exchange of security related information within the supply chain and between ports and authorities.
Securitas is an active SUPPORT participant and business cases include the STENA terrminal in Gothenburg and the port of Piraeus in Greece. The Advisoty Committee for the projects have repesentatives from the port of Rotterdam and APM Terminals.
The objective of BESTFACT is to develop, disseminate and enhance the utilisation of best practices and innovations in freight logistics that contribute to meeting European transport policy objectives with regard to competitiveness and environmental impact.
BESTFACT produced practical best practice handbooks as well as research and policy recommendations addressing new and additional policy tools will be provided. Marlo contributed to these developments.
The RETROFIT project’s overall aim was to improve the environmental efficiency of waterborne transportation, specifically the environmental footprint of existing ships by combining available and newly developed technologies to be fitted into existing ship configurations.
FREIGHTWISE was an integrated project within the EU's 6th Framework Programme that aims at bringing together three different sectors: 1) Transport Management: shippers, forwarders. operators and agents; 2) Traffic and Infrastructure Management: Rail, Road, Sea, Inland waterways; 3) Administration: Customs, Border Crossing, Hazardous Cargo, Safety and Security.
The FREIGHTWISE project developed the first version of a reference architecture for intermodal transport and the integration of relevant IT systems—including legacy systems—that was enhanced in other projects and eventually became part of the ISO 19845 standard.