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LIVRA

The fairway between the seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp consists of several locks. While the fairway itself is not a capacity bottleneck, the locks sometimes cause delays and queues. The LIVRA project aims to achieve more reliable sailing times on the Rotterdam - Antwerp route in order to optimise the logistic chain and to optimise lock capacity, Volkerak, Krammer, Hansweert and Kreekrak This objective will be fulfilled by providing more and better information to shipping companies and individual ships.

The project foresees the integration of a forecasting method based on data regarding the voyage planning of ships and actual data of lock cycles. After each lockcycle or change the voyage planning can be adjusted based on the actual lock passage time and the then available forecast for the next lock. This allows the shipping company to continuously update its voyage planning, and eventually also the terminal planning.

Organisation:

Rijkswaterstaat

Contactperson:

Lea Kuiters

URL:

http://www.rws-livra.org/

Costs

100.000-500.000

Funding:

National

Waterways:

Merwede
Neder-Rijn
Nieuwe Maas
Nieuwe Waterweg
Gent-Terneuzen kanaal
Seine-Nord

Countries:

Belgium
Netherlands

Technology:

Electronic Reporting International ERI

Services:

fairway information
information for transport management

Status:

Project ongoing
Ready before 2015