Improving the Rhine–Alpine freight corridor
The ability of ports to ensure efficient cargo transfers is central to their overall function and an important factor that influences port terminal attractiveness. The EU-funded NOVIMOVE project will conduct research on how to improve the logistics of this transport system. With a consortium consisting of logistics operators, ports, system developers and research organisations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway, the project will reduce waiting times at seaports by improving river voyage planning and execution and facilitating smooth passages through bridges and locks. Focussing on the Rhine–Alpine water corridor from Rotterdam/Antwerp all the way to Basel, it will validate its new technology with virtual simulations, scaled model tests and full-scale demonstrations.