ABOUT THE PROJECT
The intermodal transport is developing dynamically and is in a need of digitalization to accommodate further development and growth. Inefficient and slow communication hinders the increase of transport volumes. Old fashioned procedures, complicated models of communication and a lack of modern tools become a great obstacle for further development.
The COMODALCE project aimed at developing multimodality in CE Ports as strategic nodes and hubs for the whole Central Europe Region by setting up strategies, a transnational multimodal cooperation network and a joint action plan to improve hinterland intermodal connections through the experiences of ICT solutions developed within the project, pushing in particular for an increase of rail freight transport, moving the freights from road to railway.
At the same time, the development of port’s hinterland and hubs is not be possible without the parallel increase of new infrastructures, linking in a better way the maritime logistics and the continental logistic centres. In this way, project’s activities focused on evaluating possible ICT solutions to overcome the lacks in digitization of logistic and administrative operations. To combine the solutions identified through the pilot actions, a Transnational Toolbox was developed focusing on possible ICT solutions in the (inter)ports, as indicative tools tested in real life, which provided useful information for the long-term plans and for local logistics in general.
The project involved 10 among the public authorities and private companies operating in some of the most important ports and terminals in Central Europe.