#IWTS 2.0 final conference held

#IWTS 2.0 final conference held

The Interreg-funded project #IWTS 2.0 held the final conference in mid-April online. Stressing “modal shift is mind-shift” project partners presented their ways to promote inland shipping.

A full life-stream of the event can be found here:

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Digitisation and IWT

Digitisation and IWT

A new case study rebiews the potential of digitisation for inland navigation

Digitisation is key for more efficient supply chains. This case study shows how #IWTS 2.0-project partner bremenports GmbH& Co. KG supports digital solutions in IWT along the River Weser, the inland shipping access road to the Ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven.

This route is used regularly by container liner vessels providing a direct link from Bremerhaven to ports in Lower Saxony, such as Hannover and Brunswick. Using digital tools port stays as well as traffic planning on the river shall become more seamless and efficient.

The case can be accessed via this LINK.

Best-practice-seminar for IWT held online

Best-practice-seminar for IWT held online

bremenports and Maritime Cluster Norddeutschland e.V. offered an online seminar on best-practices in inland shipping. Four experts from industry and government showed innovative concepts for modal shifts onto the waterway. Representatives from Wienerberger and the Province of Friesland reported on successful modal shifts of building material from road to inland vessels. The focus was on palletised goods and break bulk cargoes, which – unlike bulk or container – require utmost care and attention. All examples have been developed within #IWTS 2.0, the Interreg-funded project on innovative inland shipping.

Further, experts from shipping outlined their scenarios of frameworks for successful inland shipping from a commercial point of view as well as on semi-automated navigation. The latter becomes increasingly important, especially on smaller inland waterways.

The presentations can be downloaded here.

TransportLab – the challenge: intermodal transport of high-value construction machinery from Linz, Austria, to Singapore

TransportLab – the challenge: intermodal transport of high-value construction machinery from Linz, Austria, to Singapore

What best gets inland waterway transportation onto the mental radar screens of young logistics professionals? If you said “practice, practice”, that´s what we would do as well. And practice they got. Our Transportation Lab provided them with invaluable case-study work to integrate inland shipping into long-distance transport chains. Prof. Dr. Lisa-Maria Putz and her team of University of Upper Austria, Steyr, presented a rewarding task to a group of students from the maritime transport programme of JADE Hochschule, Elsfleth. The virtual case involved the design of an intermodal transport chain of high-value construction machinery from Linz, Austria, to Singapore. The challenge was to integrate inland shipping for the hinterland transport to North-West European seaports to reap cost and quality benefits of inland navigation.

“We are thankful to the colleagues from Upper Austria as the case study required not only to address sustainability aspect of transport but also helped the students to develop important analytical and rhetorical skills”, summarised Prof. Dr. Falk von Seck of JADE Hochschule. “Events like the Transport Lab are a good tool to motivate young people to recognise inland waterway shipping as a viable transport alternative.”

The University of Upper Austria is a competence centre for inland navigation in Austria. The JADE Hochschule is well-known for its established Bachelor- and Master-degree programmes in shipping and maritime logistics.

New Case Studies published

New Case Studies published

#IWTS 2.0 aims to bring inland shipping onto the mental radarscreens of logistics decision makers. Four case studies showcase the strength of inland shipping (IWT). The cases outline established and innovative uses of IWT in Northern Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. Review questions help the reader to reflect on the key success factors of IWT. The cases are ideal for use in logistics courses in professional and university education.

More infos can be found HERE.