EU Grants €7.5 Million for Autonomous Decarbonised Shipping Research

The Advanced, Efficient and Green Intermodal Systems (AEGIS), a three-year project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, marked its official start on 1 June 2020.

The project is focused on creating technologically advanced waterborne trading lanes in Europe by connecting autonomous ships with automated port services. Small ships and inland barges can offer an alternative to road transport and reduce pollution while operating on batteries or non-carbon fuels. The consortium envisions using automated ports and terminals to integrate larger, long-distance ship operations with new and smaller ship types, with the end goal of providing flexible, user-centric transport, improved services to rural and urban areas, and revitalising ports and city terminals…

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