The port as a hub in the international transport chain – EUROBORDER

The port as a hub in the international transport chain – EUROBORDER


Customer: ΕU, DG VIII ATT

Duration: March 1996 – February 1998

EUROBORDER set out to increase overall port efficiency and competitiveness and to develop ways to increase the integration of ports as service centres for transhipment and distribution within the Trans-European Network. The performance of RoRo and LoLo port terminals will be greatly improved with new ideas on the level of organisation, information and administration. Euroborder map is detail the procedures of the cargo, vehicle and information flow in RoRo and LoLo terminals, and identifies problems and bottlenecks in relation to the requirements of the different actors.
The focus is the port terminal, but EUROBORDER will also look into the relations of the terminal with its customers. The procedures are being modelled and the terminal performance simulated. Based on the different actors’ requirements regarding terminal organisation, information and administration, EUROBORDER designs scenarios which combine several measures for quicker and less costly terminal performance. Modelling tools are used for the evaluation of terminal processes, both at the level of the port and the network transport level, for selected network. As a result measures for implementation of improvements and / or testing will be recommended.

Role of TREDIT:
– Development of port terminal simulation models for Greek ports
– Development of network models
– Evaluation of alternatives scenarios