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Port Masterplanning white paper published

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Events

Employer workshop: How to make a success of apprenticeships, 4th February 2020, Fareham

Apprenticeship reforms took place more than two and a half years ago, yet there is still a lot of un...

British Marine Expo, 4th-5th February 2020, Southampton

The British Marine Spring Expo 2020 takes place between 4th and 5th February at The Ageas Bowl in So...

Current Projects - I-Port: Optimising Intermodal Freight Transport

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'I-Port' Optimising Intermodal Freight Transport through European Ports...

Marine South East is assisting the European Space Agency 'I-Port' demonstration project with end-user engagement.

Led by Aimes Grid Services I-PORT consists of space and terrestrial assets to support the optimisation of freight transport through European ports.

Building on the earlier I-PORT feasibility study a functional I-PORT system will be used to demonstrate the concept's effectiveness. The demonstration phase will assess how well I-PORT addresses requirements already identified by participating ports and terminals, port community system providers, shipping lines, truck drivers and hauliers.

The I-PORT system utilises four modules to improve freight flows through ports by reducing inefficiencies caused by late arrivals, incorrect documentation, traffic congestion and delayed vessel arrivals. The modules are:

* Tracking
* ETA and Route planning
* Job management and electronic documentation
* Dynamic vehicle booking system

A presentation about I-PORT can be viewed at
http://iap.esa.int/projects/transport/iport

For more information please contact Simon Powell sp@mseuk.org

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