Move-IT – Modernisation of the Existing European IWT Fleet

Inland waterway vessels are considered the cleanest land based transport mode on a per ton-km basis. However other modes are quickly catching up and speeding up is needed to maintain the inland water transportation (IWT) green character. One reasons for IWT to lag behind other modes is the long technical and economic lifetime of ships, which can easily extend 50 years. The replacement rate of the fleet is therefore rather low. This means, by modernising just through replacing older vessels by newer ones, the sector may become bypassed by other transport sectors soon. Therefore, action is needed targeting the existing IW fleet. The Move-IT project, funded under the Seventh Framework Program, assesses modernisation options for the existing European inland waterways fleet. For five selected ships, retrofit solutions are developed that aim to reduce fuel consumption, operating efficiency, or emissions. This paper presents the approach to developing these as well as the business case of the solutions for the selected ships and carriers.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2014 4:22PM