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Deployment of Inland AIS transponders in Flanders and the Netherlands

This project - started in 2010 and ready December 2012, intends to complete a similar 2008 project by launching and undertaking a new Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment subsidy programme in Flanders (Belgium), as well as reinforcing the existing related activities in the Netherlands.

This Action consists of an equipment subsidy programme aiming at stimulating skippers to install on-board AIS transponders. In the Netherlands, this Action is expected to equip 1,000 additional vessels in order to encompass the rest of the shipping fleet on the Dutch waterways, while the Flemish part of the Action aims at equipping 750 additional vessels.

The subsidy is available to ships from any flag state, provided that they make demonstrable use of the Dutch and Flemish waterways.

This Action will enable real-time tracking and tracing according to the River Information Services guidelines - the availability of accurate, timely and complete position information of commercial vessels.

Support from the TEN-T programme for this action will substantially speed-up the full-deployment of Inland AIS transponders by commercial vessels, and it will stimulate national governments to complete their planned programmes.

By the end of 2011, Flanders has equipped 282 and will equip 473 more, while Netherlands plans to equip 1,100 vessels.

Budget:
Total costs: €3,885,500
NL-BE contribution €3,108,400
EC TEN-T contribution: €777,000


Organisation:

Ministerie van Verkeer Agentschap Rijkswaterstaat, Flemish Government

Contactperson:

AgenIvo ten Breoeke, Jan Torffs

URL:

http://inea.ec.europa.eu/en/ten-t/ten-t_projects/ten-t_projects_by_country/multi_country/2010-eu-70201-p.htm

Costs

2.000.000-5.000.000

Funding:

National
EU

Waterways:

Rhine
Meuse
Juliana Canal
Albert Canal
IJssel
Zeekanaal Brussel-Schelde
Leie
Kanaal Brussel-Charleroi
Waal
Merwede
Oude Maas
Neder-Rijn
Lek
Nieuwe Maas
Nieuwe Waterweg
Scheldt (Westerschelde / Oosterschelde / Schelde-Rijnverbinding)
Bergsche Maas
Noordzeekanaal
Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal
Prinses Margriet
Eemskanaal
Twentekanaal
Gent-Terneuzen kanaal

Countries:

Belgium
Netherlands

Technology:

Inland AIS and/or infrastructure

Services:

fairway information
traffic information
traffic management

Status:

Ready before 2015
Project finalized