Port of Vordingborg is part of a major EU research project on modernization and climate optimization of the transport sector in Europe
For the next three years, the Port of Vordingborg will be part of a major EU research project. The European Commission has selected a project proposal that will work with the EU's desire to move freight off Europe's roads by optimizing the transport of goods via Europe's inland waterways. The project is called AEGIS, which stands for Advanced Efficient Green and Intermodal Systems.
"We are extremely pleased to be part of the AEGIS project. It fits in well with our development strategy and also ties in well with the next port expansion and the port's green transition. We can only be pleased that such a visionary and exciting project sees the light of day and that we as a port, in close cooperation with many exciting and international partners, can contribute to the modernization and climate optimization of the transport sector in Europe.", says Port Director Jan-Jaap Cramer.
More freight from road to sea
The overall aim of the AEGIS project is to optimize opportunities to move more freight from road to ship. Among other things, the project will look at how to handle the autonomous ships of the future. In this part of the project, the Port of Vordingborg will play an important role as a test port.
Automation and flexible logistics solutions
In the AEGIS project, the Port of Vordingborg will, among other things, in collaboration with DTU, DFDS, Aalborg University and Port of Aalborg, analyze opportunities for faster, greener and more flexible logistics solutions with a special focus on the future automation of both port terminals and ships in the urban commercial ports. With its location and development, the Port of Vordingborg has a great potential for handling also smaller ships, which with a smaller cargo volume, can easily and quickly sail to and from the port and thus get closer to the end recipient, thereby minimizing traffic congestion on Danish roads.
Part of the EU's largest support program
AEGIS is funded through the EU program Horizon 2020, which is the largest research and innovation funding program in the history of the EU with a total budget of EUR 75 million. Both the application process and the upcoming implementation are coordinated by the Norwegian consultancy SINTEF OCEAN, one of Europe's largest independent research institutes with extensive experience from other EU projects.
For further information, please contact us:
CEO Port of Vordingborg Jan-Jaap Cramer - 24 76 41 93 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication and Press - Christina Mayland - 61 61 05 38 and email@example.com
Read also the AEGIS press release on http://aegis.autonomous-ship.org/images/AEGIS-pr-en.pdf