You are here

Mediterranean Intermodal Transit-TRANSit

 Project Duration

24 months  (05/09 - 04/11)

Projct Partners

South Aegean Region, Temi Zammit Foundation, I.S.I.S. "DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI" of CATANIA-POLYCHIC OF THE SEA, Port Institute of Studies and Cooperation of the Valencia Community FEPORTS, Prefecture of Dodecanese, PROMETNI INSTITUT LJUBLJANA d.o.o.- Institute of the Traffic and Transport Ljubljana l.l.c.



1. Scope
The aim of the project is to set the foundations for the development, operation and promotion of a unified, integrated and innovative network for intermodal and multimodal logistic transport services in the greater MED area that will enhance quality, improve mobility, efficiency and savings in costs and lower negative environmental impacts of freight logistics transport services. The development of this network will strengthen coordinated transnational actions between local authorities, institutions and companies engaged with the development of the Mediterranean transport corridors, especially in sea, promote a coordinated strategy between ports to strengthen their capacity to face international competition, improve services to develop maritime highways and short sea shipping, accessibility of islands and encourage the implementation of multimodal regional platform. To this end, the TRANSit project aims at the design and development of an e-platform that will support shippers and freight forwarders in seeking near optimal combined transport solutions (in EU-level) taking into account trip costs, transportation durations, risk, and CO2 emissions. The platform intends to promote the use of intermodal/multimodal services in order to expand productivity, efficiency and transit capacity usage in the MED area. 
2. Approach
The methodological approach of the TRANSit project can be summarized as follows:
  • Identification of current status and inefficiencies in the MED area (in terms of transport planning operations)
  • Design and development of an e-platform that incorporates a shortest path algorithm for the identification of optimal routes in terms of trip costs, transportation durations, risk, and CO2 emissions.
  • Pilot testing (using real-life data) and evaluation of the results (AS-IS vs. TO-BE)
  • Creation of a roadmap with proposals concerning the development of competitiveness of MED region (with emphasis on MED ports)
3. Results
The results of the TRANSit project are as follows:
  • Building of a peer learning network among the selected MED regions that provides transnational & interregional cooperation on logistics transport services (intermodality/multimodality among sea and land freight operators) and enhance exchange of best practices.
  • Development and pilot of a freight transport planning platform that supports combined transport operations
  • Dissemination and capitalization of joint tools, practices and roadmaps arising via the implementation of the project to regional, national and EU policy makers and institutions concerned with intermodality.
  • Enhancing the necessary accessibility features among all participants in order to promote regional/national as well as transnational sustainable development in the Mediterranean area by limiting the environmental effects of freight transport.