Novel inland waterway transport concepts for moving freight effectively

Invitation to demonstration of added buoyancy concepts – Duisburg, 25th of January

The Rhine-Alpine Corridor has an annual cargo throughput of 1 billion tonnes and provides an efficient network for road, rail and inland waterway transport. Recent low water periods, however, have deteriorated the trust in the inland waterway network resilience. This is detrimental to the international goal of shifting traffic to inland waterways to reduce road congestion and greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. Even a reverse modal shift is possible as a result.

This is one of the challenges being tackled in the H2020 project NOVIMOVE. While newbuilt ships with low draught and optimised propulsion are addressed in other projects, NOVIMOVE focusses on added buoyancy concepts to temporarily increase cargo capacity of existing and new ships. Two of these concepts, namely so-called pipe-based buoyancy and retractable side-boxes will be demonstrated with a remote-controlled scale model in DST’s large shallow water basin.

You can register for this event using the form below.

Programme of the demonstration

10:30 to 11:00   Welcome and Coffee

11:00 to 11:30    Introduction of NOVIMOVE and the Innovative Vessel Concepts

11:30 to 12:30    Demonstration in the basin

12:30 to 13:00   Lunch snack

13:00 to 14:00   Next steps and open discussion


Entwicklungszentrum für Schiffstechnik und Transportsysteme e. V.
Oststraße 77
47057 Duisburg

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