Cooperating for the future of inland navigation
The Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems e. V. (DST) and Port of Hamburg Marketing e. V. (HHM) have signed a mutual association membership.
For several years now, the Duisburg-based Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems e. V. (DST) and Port of Hamburg Marketing e. V. (HHM) have been working closely together on many levels.
The mutual association membership marks a milestone in the close relationship between the two organizations. Prof. Bettar Ould El Moctar, scientific director of the DST, sees this as a consistent continuation of the strategic orientation of the development center: “Through the close cooperation with the Port of Hamburg, we are consistently continuing our recent network expansion around research in port logistics and inland and coastal shipping.”
Port of Hamburg Marketing e. V. can at the same time bring its years of experience and its own network to the cooperation. “We have gained a lot of experience in applying for international funding programs and have created a well-functioning network around many maritime topics – also in inland navigation. We can contribute these,” says Ingo Egloff, board member at HHM.
The two associations DST and HHM are, for example, in the process of jointly preparing some project applications to bring inland navigation forward. DST is participating in a bidding consortium with PLANCO Consulting from Essen and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics from Bremen in the study awarded by HHM to determine the system character of the northern and northeastern German inland waterway network. “In addition, the DST and HHM are cooperating within the framework of the current funding calls at national and European level. We will expand this even further in the future,” explains Stefan Breitenbach, head of the project department at HHM. In addition, both associations are looking at how best to cooperate on the new Horizon Europe funding calls in the field of logistics and inland navigation.
“The Port of Hamburg is one of the most important logistics players in our country. I see an incredible number of points of contact for joint research topics – not least in HaFoLa, our new test center for port technologies,” says Cyril Alias, Head of Department for Logistics & Transport at DST, looking forward to the future with anticipation.
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