Effective Operation in Ports (EFFORTS)

Duration: 01.05.2006-30.04.2010 (48 months)

Coordination: DAPP

Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico; DAPP, TUHH, AUT, BMT, CTO, Doris Engineering, FORCE Technology, ISQ, EC-JRC, Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute, Nielsen + Partner Unternehmensberater GmbH, National Technical University of Athens, "Ovidius" University of Costanta - Center for Advanced Engineering Sciences, Transeuropean Consultants for Transport, Development and Information Technology, National Company Maritime Ports Administration Constanta SA, PORT AUTHORITY GIJON, SAM Electronics GmbH, TL & Associés, Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A., via donau - sterreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Kongsberg Seatex AS, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España, Technische Univeriteit Delft, Medcenter Container Terminal S.p.A, Environmental Protection Engineering S.A., Marimatech A/S, Hamburg Port Authority AöR, PEMAR RD, Port Autonome du Havre, Université de Caen - Basse Normandie, Dublin Port Company, Administração do Porto de Lisboa, SIREHNA, SODENA SA, TuTech Innovation GmbH, Centre d'Etudes Techniques Maritimes and Fluviales (Institute for Maritime and Waterways Studies), Consultrans s.a., International Consulting Environment Services.

Funding Entity: EU - Programme Transport

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The FP-6 DG Research Integrated Project “Effective Operations in Ports (EFFORTS)” will improve both, the competitiveness of European port operations and the quality of the ports labour conditions and market, being a prominent one in coastal regions. Commencing 1st May 2006 and lasting for 36 months EFFORTS, research and development will focus on three scopes of application: Navigation in Ports, Ports and Environment, and Port Organisation and Infrastructure.

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