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Łukasiewicz - Poznań Institute of Technology

Ewarysta Estkowskiego 6
61-755 Poznań, Poland

office@pit.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

CRISTAL PROJECT

European Commission is funding the Climate resilient and environmentally sustainable transport infrastructure, with a focus on inland waterways – CRISTAL Project.

Project Introduction

The CRISTAL project focuses on the development of inland waterway transport (IWT) and its infrastructure.

The crucial aim of the project is to create an innovative technology for monitoring and digitization of transport chains, indicating the direction of further development of business and management models that include river transport in multimodal chains.

The project is co-created by 15 partners from 9 European countries: Poland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, France and the UK.

Project duration

36 Months

Project Partners

15 Project partners

Project Coordinators

Łukasiewicz – Poznań Institute of Technology
Poznań, Poland

Grant amount

6 371 048.50 €

Project Objectives

Shifting 20 % of freight traffic from land to inland waterways.

Conducting three case studies that will allow to increase the reliability of transport by 80% with the use of synchromodality and the implementation of river transport to multimodal supply chains.

Increasing the operability and resilience of infrastructure to climate change.

The CRISTAL case study will cover rivers in: Poland (Vistula and Odra), Italy (Po) and France (Mosele, Seine).

Provision of navigability in extreme weather situations.

Using recycled materials and the reduction of the environmental impact of inland navigation.

Developing new governance models enabling cooperation across institutional, modal and national boundaries.

Use of the latest technological solutions, such as automatic buoys, sensors monitoring the condition of the infrastructure, business models, a decision support system and an open data platform for synchromodal resource planning and operation preparation.

NEWS & EVENTS

CRISTAL focuses on smaller and commercially undeveloped feedwater routes. They are key to expanding Europe’s waterway system.

The developed solutions are to redefine the logistics processes in inland navigation and fully recover its unused potential.

CRISTAL Project Coordinator

L-PIT

Partners

Łukasiewicz - PIT
ALICE
ENEA
AIPo
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Infrastrutture Venete
Società di consulenza - SOGESCA
Universiteit Antwerpen
University of Gdańsk
VNF - Voies Navigables de France
KTI Közlekedéstudományi Intézet Nonprofit Kft.
CERTH
Unioncamere
Uniontransporti
EUROMOBILITA s.r.o.
Newcastle University

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