Alpine Innovation for Combined Transport

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  • Project duration: October 2016 - January 2020
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  • Funding:
    Alpine Space 2014-2020 (EUTC /EU funding /Project)
  • Total project budget: €3,088,272.33

The Alps are a sensitive ecosystem to be protected from pollutant emissions & climate change. Continued growth in freight traffic volume leads to environmental problems. These trends reinforce the need to review existing transport & develop innovative models to protect the Alpine Space (AS) as set out e.g. in the EU White Paper 2011. EUSALP set the aim to strengthen ecological transport & establish more efficient freight transport corridors. But often the efficiency of Combined Transport (CT) is low. Therefore, the project Alpine Innovation for Combined Transport (AlpInnoCT) tackles the main challenge to raise CT efficiency & productivity. The application of production industry knowhow (which is ideal to improve processes) in CT is a new approach which includes an analysis of existing strategies, policies & processes focusing on CT, thus, AlpInnoCT contributes to a sustainable system with an easier access to CT & fosters the utilization of this low-carbon transport method. The approach leads to following outputs:
1. Description of the state of the art of the European transport system with focus on CT
2. Recommendations for an ideal CT-model concept by transfer of production industry knowhow
3. Guideline for the integration of innovative intermodal approaches into daily CT business
4. Alpine wide dialogue platform as information exchange involving economy, political authorities and civil society
5. Toolbox of Action (Handbook)  
Logistics service providers will benefit from improved processes & an easier CT access. Wagon & semitrailer producers obtain insights into CT innovations. NGOs  & institutions get a dialogue platform to state their interests and awareness about CT innovations. Politicians & decision makers will be better prepared to set the future CT framework with regards to environment. As transport happens in an AS network, the project contents are developed in a unique transnational public-private partnership.

Eurosportello Veneto
TX Logistik AG
Eberl Internationale Spedition GmbH & Co. KG
Supreme Building Authority part of the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Transport
Alpine Initiative
Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Consorzio ZAI Interporto Quadrante Europa
Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana l.l.c.
Regional Government of Carinthia - Department 7 – Economy, Tourism, Infrastructure and Mobility
University of Maribor - Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture
Trieste Port Authority
Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia
CIPRA International Lab
Bayernhafen GmbH & Co. KG
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