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FUTUREMED project successfully participated in the European Researchers' Night event, held at Warehouse C of the Port of Thessaloniki in Greece on 26th September 2014.

The European Researchers' Night is a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond.

The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), organized on the 26th of September at the Warehouse C of the Port of Thessaloniki in an event which gave the opportunity to the public to be informed on the FUTUREMED and its objectives, the specific actions of the project such as the Capitalization Platform, the pilot cases etc as well as the first outcomes of the project

FUTUREMED was presented at the 3rd Black Sea Ports and Shipping Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 3rd and 4th of September 2014, with the participation of more than 300 delegates from the ports', shipping and intermodal sector.  

The 3rd Black Sea Ports and Shipping Conference took place in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 3rd and 4th of September 2014, with the participation of more than 300 delegates from the ports', shipping and intermodal sector.

 

The conference opened with a keynote address by Ambassador Train Chebeleu, Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), presenting BSEC's initiatives on trade facilitation, cooperation in the fields of transport, port development and regional integrated maritime policy.

The conference presentations were structured along 6 main themes:

- The Emerging Black Sea Region - Economic Perspectives for 2014 and Beyond
- Forecasting the Future of Maritime Transport and the Impact on the Black Sea Region
- Maximising Seaports and Intermodal Connectivity in the Black Sea Region
- Innovative Technology and Cutting Edge Solutions for Ports and Terminals in the Black Sea Region
- New Ports Development in the Black Sea Region - Opportunities and Challenges, and
- Enabling Ports Development & Cooperation in the Black Sea Region.

FutureMed opened the session on "Innovative Technology and Cutting Edge Solutions for Ports and Terminals in the Black Sea Region". Mr Aristos Halatsis (CERTH/HIT) on behalf of the FutureMed consortium presented the project's experiences in improving the competitiveness of port systems through technology and innovations. In his presentation, Mr. Halatsis provided the overall framework in which maritime transport operates, placing special focus on the ports' role and the increasing need for ICT-supported port-hinterland integration. He continued with a description of the project's outputs, including ICT integration along three port-hinterland corridors, best practice diffusion and cluster analysis. The presentation concluded with the main project experiences so far in a number of areas such as, interoperability, small actors' facilitation, ecosystem development and results transferability.

29.09.2014, Budva, Montenegro

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Port of Bar organized the 2-days project meeting

All workpackage leaders presented the status of their activities. Project issues were discussed in details during the meeting in Montenegro.

24.09.2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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"4. GREENER AND EFFICIENT FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION" parallel field trip is organized by ADB and GIFT projects at the Slovenian Railway Museum during the conference on 24th September 2014


On the invitation of the SEE Programme ADB and GIFT projects were organizing joint event on multimodal transport.

10.09.2014, Budapest, Hungary

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The project was promoted during the Conference on European Inland Waterway Navigation 2014

RSOE, as the communication responsible partner of the project represented ADB Multiplatform at the Hungarian event in Budapest. More information on the conference: http://eiwn.vrht.bme.hu/

25.08.2014, Constanta, Romania

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WP7 workshop organised by Port of Constanta


Technical experts discussed the status of 7.4 pilot activity, which deals with Danube intermodal transport.