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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...

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...

New Case Study published:

New Case Study published:

Prefabricated construction elements on the water:a challenging case for inland waterway transportation Delivering heavy concrete prefabricated elements in a densely populated area? A task only trucks can assume? The companies VBI, Combex Bouwlogistiek and MCS turn to...

Prof. Bodewig as key-note speaker confirmed

Prof. Bodewig as key-note speaker confirmed

Bundesminister a. D. Prof. Kurt Bodewig, European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea, DG MOVE, has confirmed his participation in our "Innovation Challenge" event on 8th October 2020. He will offer a key-note on "European Green Deal – Challenge and Chance for...

Of containers and feedstuff –  #IWTS presents two new case studies

Of containers and feedstuff – #IWTS presents two new case studies

You remember 10% of what you read. You remember 90% of what you have actually worked on: Case-study based learning is a good way to review a new topic. #IWTS 2.0 has prepared two case studies covering the transportation of typical commodities in inland navigation....

Good news for IWT in times of COVID-19

Good news for IWT in times of COVID-19

Inland shipping in Germany gained 3.6% in 2019 over the previous year. According the the national inland shipping association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt) total tonnage amounted to 205 million tonnes. This volume compensates losses due to prolonged...

It´s time for your ideas

It´s time for your ideas

Inland shipping, or inland waterway transport (IWT), offers a cheap and environmentally friendly transport alternative. However, it is a niche player in Europe´s ca. 1 trillion EUR-logistics market: It accounts for just 6 % of the total European transport performance....

#IWTS at Smart Rivers Conference 2019

#IWTS at Smart Rivers Conference 2019

Every two years the prestigious “Smart Rivers Conference” highlights the latest initiatives to prepare inland waterways for a sustainable future. In 2019, over 300 delegates met in Lyon, at the convergence of the Rivers Rhone and Saone, which share a long-lasting...

Inland shipping: a contribution towards greener transport

Inland shipping: a contribution towards greener transport

What potential has inland shipping to bring more sustainability into transport chains? This was the question which nine students of the JADE University of Applied Science addressed. bremenports approached the university to research and summarised the potential inland...

Inland and coastal shipping – What’s on?

Inland and coastal shipping – What’s on?

How can inland and coastal shipping be used to a greater extent? How can a logistics concept be designed that could be realized? What is required and in what way do different actors need to take the initiative? These questions were discussed during a seminar in...