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Ongoing Research Projects

Establishment and commissioning of a test centre for innovative port and handling technologies at the DST in Duisburg

Development of a concept for container distribution in North Rhine-Westphalia using small inland vessels and decentralised transhipment points.

Within this research a Decision-Support-System (DSS) for sea-going vessels is developed. The DST focusses on the vessel’s hydrodynamics in waves under shallow water conditions.

The overall objective of the joint project “FlaBi” is to increase the resilience of inland vessels during pronounced periods of drought by extending their operational limits. To achieve this goal, three project partners are developing innovative ship d

The stricter emission limits for new ship engines and the possible introduction of an energy efficiency criterion for IWT design pose significant challenges for IWT. An individual and holistic view of the interaction of hull, propulsion and steering sy

Inland navigation is facing new challenges: Problems with the new generation of skippers and crews, an increasingly fierce competition with other modes of transport and the need to reduce the carbon footprint. These factors lead, among others, to the f

A high level of competition with increasing cost pressure is one of the major challenges in inland navigation. This applies especially to companies with smaller vessels, which are characterised by a relatively high personnel intensity – compared to lar

The completed project “Determination of the effective propeller inflow for inland navigation” clearly shows that the operating conditions of the propulsion units on different aft ships and water depths are extremely different. In modern inland navigati

TASCS – TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE CREWING SYSTEM for the European Inland Waterway Transport with the support of the  European Commission The Social Partners in the European Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) aim for the development of new manning requirements

Development of non-carbon power solutions for inland waterway vessels. RIVER employs an Oxyfuel-combustion coupled with a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to achieve nitrogen-free combustion and zero-carbon emissions.

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Development Centre for
Ship Technology and Transport Systems

Oststr. 77
47057 Duisburg

Tel.: +49 (0)203 - 99 36 9 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)203 - 99 36 9 - 70

E-Mail: dst@dst-org.de