DocksTheFuture - that will start in January 2018 and will run for 30 months until June 2020 – will be coordinated by Circle srl (Italy), leader of the working group composed by ISL – Institut für Seeverkehrswirtschaft und Logistik (Germany), University of Genoa (Italy), Magellan (Portugal) and Ports Expertise (Belgium).
DocksTheFuture, beneficiary by the European Commission of a contribution of about 1,2 million Euro, will define the Port of the Future, meant as a near future (2030), which should face challenges related to simplification and digitalization of processes, dredging, emission reduction, energy transition, electrification, smart grids, port-city interface and the use of renewable energy management.
The proposal already addressed a preliminary research on the Port of Future concept, the definition of several Port of the Future topics to be addressed and their related targets in 2030 and a preliminary list of projects that could be potentially clustered together with the RIA retained proposals.
In particular, DocksTheFuture will:
With this Project, indeed, the European Union aims to increase the integration of maritime transport and TEN-T Ports into the global logistics chain. In this respect, it should be pointed out that maritime transport is an essential element in supporting Europe in maintaining its number 1 position in global trade.