This Finnish-Russian project is looking for the best ways to develop and to promote sustainable and cost-effective inland waterways transport

OBJECTIVES

Inland waterway transport has a great potential and it is competing to road and rail transportation modes. EU transport policy points to restrict pollutant emissions from transport and to shift cargoes from overloaded roads to the sustainable modes of transport. The aim of the “Future potential of Inland Waterways” project is the inland waterways promotion, providing waterway transport a stronger position in the transport system and the increasing the commercial use of inland waterways as transport corridors. In order to promote inland waterways INFUTURE project takes a comprehensive approach to find the profitable and environmental-friendly waterway transportation solution.

ACTIVITIES

The project identify the most efficient ways to use multimodal transportation options and handle cargo. Project also examines the legislation on freight traffic as well as Finnish and Russian customs policies. It is important to examine what impact the current regulation has on transport volumes and and what could be done to make regulation support the increasing cargo flows. It would be important to understand more deeply the Finnish and Russian points of growth in the field of inside waterway transportation. The transshipping alternative enables to link inside waterways to the global transport system in a more effective manner considering existing ship assets.

RESULTS

  • Studies on cargo volumes, inland ports, IWR regulation, multimodality
  • International benchmarking and best practices
  • Recommendations for the vessel concept
  • Online IWT service development
  • International cooperation in IWT education
  • Model of Transshipment Hub

 

ARTICLES

16.12.2018 ”Paine ilmastotekoihin kasvaa”

17.2.2019 ”Kasvava paine hillitä ympäristötuhoja siirtää kuljetuksia maanteiltä sisävesille”

Toomas Lybeck “Prosperous Future of Inland Waterways” 2019

Tatiana Pantina, Tamara Volkova, Toomas Lybeck WP1.1: Inland waterway transportation and its prospects in Russia and Finland 2019

Bachelor’s thesis Degree programme in Logistics 2020, Pinja Koskela & Oskari Pohjonen

Lisätietoja

Toomas Lybeck
Project Manager
+358 40 487 5443
toomas.lybeck@xamk.fi

Anna Kiviniitty
Project Specialist
+358 40 593 3106
anna.kiviniitty@xamk.fi

Project official webpages

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Faktat

INFUTURE - Future potential of Inland Waterways

01.11.2018 - 31.10.2021

Toteuttajat

Hallinnoija: Kotka Maritime Research Centre

Osatoteuttajat: South-Eastern University of Applied Science (XAMK), Aalto University AALTO, SeaHow Ltd., Finnish Waterway Association FWA, Admiral Makarov State University for Maritime and Inland Shipping MAKAROV, North-West Russia Logistics and Information Development Centre ILOT

Budjetti

Kokonaisbudjetti: 1 249 538 €

Xamkin osuus kokonaisbudjetista: 276 000 €

Rahoittaja ja päärahoituslähde: South-East Finland – Venäjä CBC 2014 – 2020 -programme

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