Novel inland waterway transport concepts for moving freight effectively

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Building crosslinks

On the 20th of October, NOVIMOVE CEO prof. dr. Rudy Negenborn was invited to address the PLATINA3 inland waterway professional policy community on the challenge of automation in inland navigation vessels at the PLATINA3 5th Stage Event. His presentation and the video recording can be obtained through this link.  

Visit to Verkeerspost Nijmegen

Members of the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways work package concerning the development of Smart River Navigation solutions visited ‘Verkeerspost Nijmegen’. At this place, professionals from Rijkswaterstaat monitor and guide inland vessels on the important trajectory Millingen-Beuningen. Thanks to Henk Van Laar, MBA for sharing his vision on the state of affairs within the sector on this occasion. And a big thanks to Brian Vrijaldenhoven for his warm welcome and introduction to his team at RWS! Earlier that day, during the internal WP3 meeting, further integration of actual water[…]

Scientific publications repository on Zenodo

For the dissemination of academic publications within the NOVIMOVE context, a dedicated community on Zenodo has been created. Zenodo is a general-purpose, open-access repository developed under the European OpenAIRE program and operated by CERN. It allows researchers to deposit research papers, data sets, research software, reports, and any other research related digital artefacts. Moreover, it integrates them into existing reporting lines to funding agencies like the European Commission and thus communicates with the EC Portal. The NOVIMOVE community on Zenodo enables our team to curate, export en upload relevant academic[…]

Midterm conference in Duisburg

On the 2nd of June the midterm conference took place in Duisburg. It was a special occassion since it was the first time project partners and external stakeholders were able to meet eachother in-persons after two years of remote, online collaboration. The agenda as well as all presentations, including a photo impression can be found at the dedicated midterm section of the project website.

NOVIMOVE at the Maritime Industry Fair

The NOVIMOVE project was present at the Maritime Industry Fair in Gorinchem. This fair is considered to be the largest IWT related fair in the Netherlands. After two years of COVID-restrictions, it has been a good opportunity to meet people in real life, raising their awareness on the variety of topics NOVIMOVE is dealing with. In November, the European TRA conference and fair in Portugal will be on the NOVIMOVE communication agenda. To be continued!

2nd of June 2022: Let’s meet in Duisburg!

On Thursday afternoon the 2nd of June, our team will be organizing the midterm conference at the Wyndham Hotel in Duisburg, starting with a 12.00h lunch. Here you can physically meet the project team members and discuss with us our achievements so far. A great occassion to engage with stakeholders! An update of the programme will be released in due time. You can expect us to brief you on exciting new vessel designs, mobile port terminal, cargo reconstructioning, smart naviagtion systems, dynamic lock planning and new transport models: innovative ideas[…]

Transport Modelling Stakeholder Workshop 25th of April 2022

The NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways project partners are looking forwards to discussing some recent research findings in the upcoming Transport Modelling Stakeholder Meeting on the 25th of April. To reach the target value of a 30% increase in waterborne freight transportation, six main ideas are being developed and tested. Next Monday, you can learn more about these ideas and provide them with your feedback. The meeting is of special interest to container operators, logistic service providers, and vessel operators. Registration is now open, please use the form below.

NOVIMOVE video update #2 – At the IAME conference in Rotterdam

Please enjoy our NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways second video update, shot at the recently held conference organised by the International Association of Martime Economists in Rotterdam. What does bringing science to industry look like in practice? Watch and see! Featuring Rudy Negenborn, Danitsja van Heusden – van Winden. Bilge Küçük Atasoy, Frederik Schulte and Edwin van Hassel.

Moving through the water!

From paper to practice: Technical University of Delft’s Peter Poot is taking NOVIMOVE vessel concepts for adding buoyancy to inland vessels to the next level! Several concepts are currently researched with the aim to develop solutions for the inland waterway transportation sector to deal with reoccurring low water levels. Performing these simulating runs in the laboratory, the computer simulation software, developed at MARIN within this very same H2020 innovation project, can be adequately validated.   Results of the model scale test runs are to be expected soon. As we are[…]

𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫.

An increasing number of innovations and policies are being developed to make freight transport more efficient, sustainable and adapted to the needs of society. These developments might have a noticeable influence on future activities of the European container transport sector. Researchers at Technische Universiteit Delft, working within the context of the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways project, would like to open a dialogue with firms active in hinterland container transport in order to represent the needs of the sector better in these developments. In particular, the team is very[…]

Call for papers

NOVIMOVEs professor Edwin van Hassel, University of Antwerp and assistant professor Bilge Atasoy, TU Delft will be guest editors of the upcoming EEE OJ-ITS Special Issue on Innovations to improve the efficiency of inland waterway transport. Papers can be send until 30th of June 2022. In order to achieve successful intermodal transport operations, all forms of transport need to be coordinated so that transport capacity is utilized more effectively and the decisions are adapted to changing network conditions more easily. Inland waterway transport (IWT) represents a critical alternative in the[…]

Going East

On the 7th of December the NOVIMOVE project was introduced by Erwin van der Linden at the 2nd Workshop on container liner services organised by the Dionysus project – integrating the Danube Region into Smart & Sustainable Multi-modal & Intermodal Transport Chains. The Dionysus project focuses on addressing main regional challenges in infrastructure governance and planning highlighting key actions needed to support Danube transport, port infrastructure planning. Project results will feed into the elaboration of transport corridor development policies by means of gap analysis reports and recommendations. The December workshop[…]

NOVIMOVE at IAME conference

NOVIMOVEs Danitsja van Heusden- van Winden conducted a series of interviews today at the IAME 2021 conference on Maritime Economics in Rotterdam. She will be collecting good stories on academic dissemination on the topic of Inland Waterways Transportation, more specifically on improving the performance on the Rhine-Alpine corridor, in front of the appropriate scenary of the iconic Erasmus bridge. Contribution to the conference are made by prof. dr. Rudy Negenborn, Bilge Kucuk Atasoy, prof. Edwin van Hassel and Frederik Schulte. For more information on the IAME conference please visit https://iame2021.org

Rudy Negenborn appointed member of Advisory Board PLATINA3

Prof. dr. Rudy Negenborn, scientific project coordinator of H2020 funded IWT innovation project NOVIMOVE, is appointed member of the Advisory Board of PLATINA3, the European policy platform for Inland Waterway Transportation. The EU-funded PLATINA3 project will provide for targeted coordination and support activities to promote inland waterway transport (IWT) in Europe. Started from January 2021, the project will run for 30 months. In this period the project will make the bridge towards future research, innovation and implementation needs within IWT in Europe. The main objective of PLATINA3 is to provide[…]

Horizon Projects meeting 8th of March

On the 8th of March a Horizon project coordinators meeting took place. Based on crosslinks identified by the NOVIMOVE team, this initiative aimed to strengthen the ties with collegue project teams within the field of waterborne innovation. The following projects took part in the online meeting: PLATINA3, Lasting, IW-NET, AEGIS, BOOSTLOG and AUTOSHIP. As a follow-up to this meeting a database has been drafted, containing contact information, envisaged project outcomes, geographical scope and practical (dissemination) opportunitites for further cooperation. The Horizon Projects meeting will convene again later this year. Interested[…]

New staff added to the NOVIMOVE team

The NOVIMOVE consortium welcomes new research members recently added to the team. From Imed-ID Lab Miha Sajko will develop a short-term voyage plan predictor component and scheduling algorithms for optimizing schedules of locks and bridges. TU Delft’s Ph.D. student Adrien Nicolet will support the development of logistics models. Postdoc researcher Pablo Segovia Castillo will be involved in the work package dealing with high-level architecture design for smart river navigation systems. Additionally, the staff will be further supported by Yusong Pang (quality assurance manager), Sjoerd van Kesteren (IPR Manager), and Peter[…]

Read the second issue of NOVIMOVE NEWS

Below in the pdf file reader you’ll find the second issue of NOVIMOVE NEWS that has been released recently, featuring professor Edwin van Hassel (University of Antwerp) and Menno Menist (Panteia) explaining the 30% project target and its baseline reference. Enjoy the read!

Watch the first NOVIMOVE video update

Meet some of the leaders of the NOVIMOVE-project in the first video update! Hear them explaining the goals of this HORIZON2020 EU funded innovation project, aiming to improve inland waterways logistics on the Rhine-Alpine corridor significantly. This video features project coordinator prof. dr. R.R. Negenborn as well as work package leaders Joanna Wieczerzynska-Van Baarle (TU Delft), Ali Mohamoud (TNO) and Edwin van Hassel (University of Antwerp).

Let’s get moving!

On Friday 19th of June the official kick-off of the project NOVIMOVE took place. More than 70 people from 21 partner organisations gathered online in a General Assembly to discuss first steps to be taken in this 4 years research project which is funded by the H2020 program of the European Union. NOVIMOVE stands for Novel Inland Waterways transport concepts for moving freight effectively. At this occasion work packages leaders took the online stage to set the challenge, describing ways in which their part of the NOVIMOVE-plan can make the[…]

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