RISING – RIS Services for Improving the Integration of Inland Waterway Transports into Intermodal Chains

RISING project will investigate over 3 years - February 2009 until January 2012 - how the efficiency of co-modal transport-logistics processes using Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) can be increased.

11/24/2011 News

IWT has become an integral part of co-modal transport-logistics chains: as such the sector has to comply with requirements of supply chain management. Effective transport infrastructure and high-performance Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) must be further developed which will play a key role in this process. There is therefore a need to exploit existing and identify RIS services for almost every step of an IWT-based process (planning > execution > completion), ranging from voyage planning, fleet management, transport monitoring and event management.

Project activities take place in different geographical regions covering the three major European inland waterway corridors (Rhine/Scheldt, Danube, Elbe/Weser). The “demonstrator Elbe” – in cooperation of logistics service providers, port and terminal operators, but also RIS providers – pursues the objective of supporting efficient transport and logistics at inland waterway Elbe. Elbe Promotion Center and their associated partners from the RISING project (Deutsche Binnenreederei, Marlo, LogIT, Sächsische Binnenhäfen Oberelbe) will develop a software tool that provides assistance by checking basic feasibility of IWT solution of project cargo transportation. Just at planning phase of shipping heavy and oversized cargo use of inland waterway vessels should be focussed to. As a result road infrastructure will be relieved and administrative processes accelerated if authorisation for road transport is needed.

Co-financed by the European Commission (DG TREN) within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, the RISING project is coordinated by the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) in Bremen, Germany. The RISING consortium comprises 23 project partners from 11 countries. The partners are working in common to strengthen awareness and usage of innovative RIS-based services for the European transport-logistics sector.

Further information are available here: http://www.rising.eu/

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