European Union Projects
- May 12, 2017
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 November 2020 16:18
THPA S.A. possesses substantial experience in participation in European Programs of multi-membered collaborations, in relation to research and the implementation of pilot applications in the departments of multimodal transports and logistics, as well as the research for development possibilities of multimodal transports in the area of Southeastern Europe, connected to the Trans-European Transportation Networks.
Currently, the following projects are being implemented:
◊ LOGIMATIC - https://logimatic-project.eu/
Funding scheme: Horizon 2020.
LOGIMATIC proposes an ad-hoc advanced location and navigation solution to enable the automation of existing port vehicles with a significantly lower cost which will allow short-medium term investments until the whole port fleet is renewed with totally autonomous vehicles in the long term. The project will develop and demonstrate an innovative location and navigation solution for the automation of the operations of straddle carriers in container terminals.
- To develop an advanced automated navigation solution based on the integration of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and sensors onboard the SC vehicles.
- To implement a GIS-based control module compatible with existing Terminal Operating Systems (TOS) for optimized global (yard level) route planning and fleet management.
- To implement security mechanism in order to detect and avoid spoofing and/or jamming attacks.
- To assess the impact of application of such automated approach at large scale through simulation.
- To integrate, validate and demonstrate the proposed solution in a real port yard.
◊ SUPAIR - Updated on May 15, 2018
Thessaloniki Port Authority SA is one of the partners of the project “Sustainable Ports in the Adriatic-Ionian Region” (SUPAIR) cofinanced by the Adriatic-Ionian Programme INTERREG V-B Transnational 2014-2020.
Program priority: Connected Region
Program specific objective: Enhance capacity for integrated transport and mobility services and multimodality in the Adriatic-Ionian area.
Ports are core nodes for multimodal transport in the Adriatic-Ionian basin and strategic key drivers for economic growth: reducing negative environmental impacts is essential for a sustainable development of the area.
SUPAIR responds to this major challenge; it tackles reduction of emissions from shipping and on-shore port operations with an integrated approach, enhancing port authorities’ capacity to plan and implement low-carbon and multimodal transport and mobility solutions and further empowering the main political, technical, trade stakeholders and partners in related decision-making.
- establishes a TRANSNATIONAL NETWORK of port authorities, technical organizations, relevant actors to jointly elaborate the project’s durable and transferable methodology;
- develops operational ACTION PLANS complete with technical and feasibility studies in the 7 partner ports;
- implements dedicated actions and produces a TRANSNATIONAL STRATEGY for port-based low-carbon transport systems to increase the network, disseminate, enhance and widen scope, methodology and results.
The transnational development and implementation of methodology and actions insisting on a broad range of fields, with an innovative territory-based approach, involving port authorities, technical partners, stakeholders and institutional actors guarantee quality, durability and transferability. SUPAIR’s impacts are short-term and mid- to long-term plans implemented and financed, new actions undertaken following the established methodology by an enhanced and widened network of ports. Benefits for the involved territories embrace enhanced technical capacity for ports, increased empowerment of relevant local organizations and institutions, improved environmental quality and attractiveness, increased investments in low-carbon and environment-friendly port transport and mobility solutions.
Lead Partner: Area di ricerca scientifica e tecnologica di Trieste
Venice International University, Port Authorities of Trieste and Venezia (Italy), namely: Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea and North Adriatic Sea Port Authority; Centre for Research and Technologies of Hellas (CERTH), Piraeus Port Authority SA, Thessaloniki Port Authority SA(Greece); Logistics Port System of Capodistria, Luka Koper (Slovenia); Port Authority of Durres (Albania); Port Authority of Bar (Crna Gora_Montenegro).
Duration: 24 months from January 2018
Project website: https://supair.adrioninterreg.eu/
◊ ISTEN - https://isten.adrioninterreg.eu/
Funding scheme: Interreg - ADRION
The ISTEN – Integrated and Sustainable Transport in Efficient Network project, funded by the Interreg ADRION transnational cooperation programme 2014-2020, has as main objective the identification of actions and strategies able to contribute to the creation of an efficient network of integrated hubs between ports and hinterland in the ADRION (Adriatic-Ionian) Region.
The project aims at improving intermodal connections between sea ports in the Adriatic-Ionian area as well as between the ports themselves and their respective hinterlands, in particular by fostering rail connections to the TEN-T network corridors. This is achieved through cooperation strategies, aimed at promoting key actions on infrastructural and operational issues in the respective sites of the actors involved in the project. ISTEN aims at qualifying the Adriatic-Ionian ports as strategic nodes for the ADRION Region by including them in a transnational cooperation network and a joint action plan.
The Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria (UNIMED), with the DIIES Department – Laboratorio LOGICA, has been acting as the Lead Partner of the project, which involves other 9 organisations of the ADRION area (Fondazione Istituto sui Trasporti e la Logistica – ITL, Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, Port of Koper, Port Authority of Thessaloniki, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas – CERTH, Durrës Region, Port of Bar, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, Port Authority of Šibenik).
Launched in December 2017, the project is approaching to the end: on Wednesday, November 25 2020, the final Conference will be held to share the results and outputs of three years of cooperation towards the promotion of an efficient and sustainable network of port hubs in the ADRION Region.
On the same day a workshop will take place, where representatives of the European Commission and of the Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian macro-region – EUSAIR will meet the main relevant stakeholders to discuss about the future of cooperation in the transport sector in the ADRION area and in Europe.
The events are organised online due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.