26 October 17

DocksTheFuture: shaping the Port of Future concept and targets

Tag Cloud


dtfThe Port of Future concept will be shaped thanks to the project “DocksTheFuture” selected by INEA under the Horizon 2020 programme.

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.