Tools and Routines to Assist Ports and Improve Shipping (TRAPIST)

Duration: 01.12.2001 – 28.02.2004 (27 months)

Coordination: Nautical Enterpise Centre (IR)

Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico (PT); Nautical enterprise Centre (IR); ABP Research and Consulting (UK); National Technical University of Athens (GR); TFK Transport Research Institute (DE); University of Ulster (UK); Universite de Liege (B); Lund, Mohr & Giaever-Enger Marin (NO); Global Maritime BV (NL); LogiT as (NO); Stichting Scheepvaart en Transport Onderwijs (NL); Marine Safety International Rotterdam (NL); Institut Français de Navigation (F); Pharos BV (NL); Tees & Hartlepool Port Authority (UK); Port of Cork Company (IR); Bergen og Omland Havnevesen (NO); Autoridad Portuaria de Bilbao (ES).

Funding Entity: EU - Growth Programme

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The overall objective is to provide support tools that will enable ports to enhance the efficiency of their operations and to optimise the planning, management and use of their resources in order to provide cost-effective, safe and high quality services, thereby strengthening their global competitive position. TRAPIST will prepare a suite of decision support tools that will address the issues that are relevant to the multiplicity of European small-to-medium ports.

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