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WP 5.2 Empty Container Management. Facing the ‚empty container problem‘ with foldable containers - Overview. External requirements for implementation. Feasibility (when technology meets processes). Motivation of main stakeholders. Investment for containers (pilot fleet).

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Wp 5 2 empty container management

WP 5.2 Empty Container Management

Facing the ‚empty container problem‘

with foldable containers



Background and challenges

External requirements for implementation

Feasibility (when technology meets processes)

Motivation of main stakeholders

Investment for containers (pilot fleet)

* Drewry shipping company 2006

Background and challenges

Share of of empty containers: 20% on sea based transport, 40% on land-based transport*

Impact on costs, environment and capacity (transport, storage)

Main goal:Implement foldable containers in the BSR to reduce negative impacts of empty containers

Four tasks to get there

Four tasks to get there

Documentation and dissemination of results

MS 6Release ‘Empty Freight Reduction Manual’

MS 8Release of 'Procedure Handbook of Freight Reduction Implementation'

MS 10Develop ‘business concept report’

MS 11Transfer conclusions to WP 3.4 discussion

Catching people, experiences and attitude

MS 1Establish trans-national working group

MS 4Identify main stake-holders

MS 5Establish stake-holders implementation platform

Identification of relevant corridors

MS 2Select transport routes

MS 3Identify relevant ports and hinterland sites for a possible demonstration case

Required Input WP3.2

Implementation in practice

MS 7 Prepare and evaluate capability pre-test

MS 9 Launch demonstration cases

MS 12Attempt to install foldable container route

Required Output WP3.4

Subtasks in phase 1 sep 09 march 10

Subtasks in Phase 1 (Sep 09 – March 10)

  • Catching people, experiences and attitude

    • Send out detailed work plan including milestones and timetable to project partners

    • Literature review on empty container management with focus on foldable containers

    • Making contacts with ‚foldable-container-community‘ and main stakeholders

    • Develop an approach to catch knowledge and experience of main stakeholders

Working group and role of partners

Working Group and role of partners

  • Partner

    • Region Västerbotten (SE)

    • Västra Götaland Region (SE)

    • Region Sjælland (DK)

    • The Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poznan (PL)

    • West Pomeranian Business School (PL)

    • The Latvian Transport Development and Education Association (LaTDEA) (LT)

  • Required work mainly focus on

    • making contacts

    • contribute knowledge

Thank you

Thank You

Hamburg, University of TechnologyInstitute for Transport Planning and Logistics

Prof. Heike Flämig, [email protected]

Jutta Wolff, [email protected]

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