DST conducts a study on inland waterway transportation in the hinterland of the Port of Hamburg
Plenty of potential for modal shift does exist for IWT in northern and northeastern Germany – but also for further optimization.
BinSmart – Online presence extended
The register with selected projects and an overview of news and events within the field of inland waterway transport is now online and is updated regularly.
BASF presents innovative tanker for low water on the Rhine
The project started with a meeting at BASF, after which DST began developing the tanker in a consortium. The aim was to significantly improve the tanker’s capacity, even at very shallow drafts, in order to improve supplies to the Ludwigshafen production site in the low water season. CFD calculations and model tests followed later, with promising results. BASF has now commissioned the shipping company STOLT to build the ship and put it into service by the end of 2022.
Research Project MariShallow started
December 2020 research project MariData has started. It sets out to develop a Decision-Support-System (DSS) for sea-going vessels. At DST, the focus is on shallow water waves and the vessel’s hydrodynamic in such conditions.
Joint research project FlaBi has started
The joint research project “FlaBi”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Eco-nomic Affairs and Energy, was launched in December 2020. The project deals with the de-velopment of dedicated ships for extreme shallow water conditions. The DST is responsible for the coordination of the joint project and carries out its own sub-project “FlaBiTec”.
Space@Sea – Final Demonstration of the Modular Floating Island with Superstructures Manufactured at DST
With the Horizon2020 project completing this month, the final demonstrator was presented at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN). At DST the superstructure to represent the results of two substantial work packages (WPs) has been designed and manufactured.
Working on future port technologies
During his visit to DST, the transport minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Mr. Hendrik Wüst, has handed over the grant approval of the new Port Research Lab to the consortium and visited the Test and Control Centre Autonomous Inland Shipping (VeLABi).