Novel inland waterway transport concepts for moving freight effectively

Year: 2023

Containertrends 2023

A NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways delegation consisting of Edwin van Hassel, University of Antwerp, Cyril Alias from DST – Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems and Erwin van der Linden from Expertise- en InnovatieCentrum Binnenvaart had the honour of attending the Containertrends 2023 edition organised by Flows in Ekeren, Antwerp in October 2023. Prof. dr. ir. Edwin van Hassel took part in a panel discussion on the important topic of #congestion. Lack of time is the real challenge now, he said. We have to decide on[…]

Bengt Ramne explains the Mobile Terminal

Erwin van der Linden took the camera and brought a visit to Bengt Ramne, managing director of Scandinaos in Gothenburg. Bengt Ramne is the fouding father of the Mobile Modular Terminal concep, one of the key NOVIMOVE innovations. Enjoy watching the video to get a better understanding of origin and principles behind this original idea to counter congestion problems in sea ports.

Waterborne Days

A look back at two very successful #WaterborneDays in Brussels in September 2023, organised by WaterborneTP, Burson Cohn & Wolfe and the WATERBORNE TRANSPORT lasting INNOVATION-project. Many opportunities were offered to get the latest information on developing maritime policies and related funding schemes. Valuable first-hand insights from European policy makers were shared with the audience, which consisted partly of an active group of IWT delegates, including from the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways project. Interesting networking opportunities with industry partners and relevant associations were provided, with panel discussions clearly[…]

Video update #8: A visit to Systems Navigators

This NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways video news update features Eva Christopoulou and Ivo Majoor, both simulation consultants at Systems Navigator. This update shows the important work that these talented researchers are doing in the NOVIMOVE project: developing a simulation scenario in which the individual NOVIMOVE innovations are brought together with the aim of assessing the effects at a higher level of analysis. During this two-day summer workshop in Delft, Eva and Ivo met with academic researchers from Delft University of Technology and the University of Antwerp 🌍, which[…]

Video update #7 – General Assembly meeting in Basel

🌟 Video Update! 🌟 In May, the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways team had the pleasure of gathering in #Basel for our 6th General Assembly. It was a crucial meeting where we came together to ensure that all our work packages are perfectly aligned, fostering a strong sense of unity and camaraderie within our team. We’re delighted to share a retrospective video capturing the highlights of this special occasion, including the valuable insights shared by Prof. Dr. Rudy Negenborn. It was truly an inspiring experience that showcased the remarkable[…]

Video update #6 – PhD title for Peter Shobayo

🎉 Congratulations to Peter Shobayo, a talented researcher involved in the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways project and working for the University of Antwerp at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics, on successfully obtaining his PhD title recently! 🎓💼 PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy, representing the highest academic degree. Peter defended his research, which he dedicated four years to, before a constructive and critical panel of professors during a publicly accessible gathering in Antwerp. The committee included well-known faces from the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways[…]

Article featuring NOVIMOVE on fluctuating water levels

The water levels on the major rivers are becoming increasingly unpredictable. Climate change reduces the stability of the supply of meltwater from the mountains. In combination with long periods of drought and hotter summers, this will increasingly lead to extremely low water levels in the future. In March 2023, TU Delft’s Cornell Thill has been interviewed by the ‘Schuttevaer’ newspaper. You can read the article online by following this link.

NOVIMOVE at the Maritime Innovation Platform

On the 28th of March, NOVIMOVE is present during the Maritime Innovation Platform in the Energiehuis in Dordrecht. Our stand ws frequently visited by those who want to find out more about the newest ship concepts for fluctuating water levels. And since it was almost Eastern, the yellow NOVIMOVE Easter chocolate bars could be spotted from a fair distance.    

NOVIMOVE at IWT week in Brussels

Last week, professor Rudy Negenborn (TU Delft) presented the NOVIMOVE project state of play during the IWT Week. Scheduled to take part on the second day of this week dedicated to IWT, NOVIMOVE covered both two topics on the agenda: resilience (new fluctuating water level-proof ship designs) and automation (Dynamic Lock Scheduling System and Smart Navigation System). With another year to go with this R&D project, the project is about to consolidate some of the main findings soon. A serious game, containing NOVIMOVE innovations and calculating the effects of them,[…]

Serious game explained

A explanatory animation has been created to introduce the upcoming NOVIMOVE Serious Game. Due date for release of the game is autumn 2023. The game is currently being finalized under direction of the University of Antwerp team. Teasers are looking promising! You can already pre-register for the game on  

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