The fourth meeting of the monitoring research group took place at the DST on 1st September 2022. At this meeting, the two working groups focusing on the topics of propulsion systems & alternative fuels and innovative ship concepts have been presented.
The fourth edition of the Autonomous Inland & Short Sea Shipping – Conference will be held on September 19 and 20 at the DST.
This year, on September 27 and 28, the Shipping-Technics-Logistics trade fair will take place in Kalkar – in which DST will be represented for the first time with its own booth.
In May and June, several published DST research results were presented at lectures throughout Europe.
The members of the joint expert committee ‘Economy and Logistics’ of federal association of public inland ports and the Association for European Inland Navigation and Waterways visited the Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems (DST) in Duisburg.
On 28 March, 2022, the online event ‘Urban supply via the waterway’ took place as part of the event series ‘JRF on site’. It was also designed as the final event of the research project ‘DeConTrans – Innovative concepts for a decentralized waterborne container transport’ with the participation of both DST and RIF, two of the JRF member institutes.
Plenty of potential for modal shift does exist for IWT in northern and northeastern Germany – but also for further optimization.
Einladung zur Online-Veranstaltung “Die Bedeutung der Binnenschifffahrt in Europa” Inland waterway transport is part of an efficient and resource-saving transport system – this is also how the European Commission describes it in its White Paper on Tran
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.
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”.
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.
Final results of the SmartSt@rt project presented at JRF event. The Johannes Rau Research Foundation (JRF) held an event titled “The Local Integration of Refugees – Experiences from NRW” at the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Dü
The DeConTrans research project is concerned, among other things, with the design and development of small, hybrid-electric powered vessels for the decentralized transport of containers in the West German canal network and adjacent waterways.
The VeLABi was opened at DST by Dr. Hendrik Schulte, State Secretary in the NRW Ministry of Transport, on October 22, 2020.
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).
Inland shipping, known to be a reliable, safe and environment-friendly transport mode, is essential for a sustainable transport in the future. With approx. 230 million tons of transported goods per year and roundabout four hundred thousand employees a competitive industry and economic prosperity can only be guaranteed by an innovative inland shipping. Securing and even strengthening its ability to compete, research and innovation is crucial for a clean and modern fleet.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bettar Ould El Moctar, institute director of DST – Development Center of Ship Technology and Transport Systems and Chair of the Institute of Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transport Systems of the University of Duisburg-Essen, ha
For two weeks in January 2020, extensive model testing of the Space@Sea concept took place at DST’s shallow water basin. The project aims to design multi-use, affordable and standardised floaters that can be assembled to large platforms with arbitrary
In order to strengthen inland waterways as a reliable and efficient mode of transportation and to mitigate the risk of a gridlock on the road, DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen GmbH (DeltaPort Lower Rhine ports) – an association of the ports in Rheinberg-Orso
The set-up of the new Test and Control Centre Autonomous Inland Shipping at the DST Development Centre of Ship Technology and Transport Systems has begun in October 2019. The new centre is built by three research partners – DST, University of Duisburg-
Germany’s largest trade fair about inland waterway transportation. In September, this year’s “Shipping Technics Logistics 2019” trade fair took place in Kalkar. Germany. The DST presented the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the city of Duisburg and
Second milestone event in the research project DeConTrans. The second milestone event of the research project “Innovative concepts for a decentralized waterborne container transport” (DeConTrans) took place in Duisburg on September 4th, 2019. The proje
On 17 May 2019, the first conference on automated inland and coastal waterway navigation will take place in Duisburg.
EDRF-funded Research Project DeConTrans. On April 10, 2019, the Johannes Rau Research Foundation (JRF) organized together with the DST – Development Center for Ship Technology and Transport Systems an event of its event-series “JRF on Site” at the DST
Feasibility study submitted on 05 November 2018 On 5 November 2018, the feasibility study “Perspectives for the use of hydrogen as a fuel in inland navigation” was handed over to the Verein für europäische Binnenschifffahrt und Wasserstraßen e.V. in Du