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Clean Port & Logistics

International cluster for decarbonising heavy duty logistics

The clus­ter com­pa­res alter­na­ti­ve power­train tech­no­lo­gies for hea­vy duty equip­ment in ports in prac­ti­cal tests and pro­vi­des its part­ners with a broad net­work to acce­le­ra­te the tran­si­ti­on to eco-fri­end­ly logi­stics. The cen­tre­pie­ces of the clus­ter are test fields whe­re pro­to­ty­pes of hea­vy duty equip­ment are tes­ted in ever­y­day ope­ra­ti­on, enab­ling initi­al expe­ri­ence in the appli­ca­ti­on of hydro­gen and electricity.

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Par­ti­ci­pa­ting com­pa­nies from dif­fe­rent busi­ness are­as. Read more about our Partners

The Idea

Equipment

Manu­fac­tu­r­ers of hea­vy-duty equip­ment such as ter­mi­nal equip­ment, trucks, shun­ting loco­mo­ti­ves etc., or pro­du­cers of spe­ci­fic com­pon­ents nee­ded for car­bon neu­tral operation.

Port Logistics

Com­pa­nies con­duc­ting busi­ness around port ope­ra­ti­on, for exam­p­le port aut­ho­ri­ties, ter­mi­nal ope­ra­tors or emp­ty con­tai­ner depots.

Heavy duty logistics

Com­pa­nies invol­ved in hea­vy car­go logi­stics, such as freight for­war­ding com­pa­nies and warehousing companies.

Infrastructure

Com­pa­nies working in the field of infra­struc­tu­re inclu­ding hydro­gen- and elec­tri­cal-grid ope­ra­tors as well as manu­fac­tu­r­ers of char­ging sta­ti­ons or hydro­gen refue­ling systems.

Energy supply

Sup­pli­ers of car­bon neu­tral ener­gy nee­ded for port ope­ra­ti­on and hea­vy-duty logi­stics such as hydro­gen and elec­tri­ci­ty suppliers.

Science

Sci­en­ti­fic insti­tu­ti­ons, con­sul­tanci­es and other com­pa­nies that add value with their expe­ri­ence, sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch capa­bi­li­ties and alike.

The Aims

Robust foundations for decision-making:

Cur­rent dis­cus­sions on cli­ma­te-neu­tral hea­vy duty vehic­les remain lar­ge­ly theo­re­ti­cal. Yet, com­pa­nies lack the cer­tain­ty that the vehic­les can effec­tively ful­fill real-world ope­ra­tio­nal needs and are to be ope­ra­ted eco­no­mic­al­ly. Our data and simu­la­ti­ons con­duc­ted in our test fields by our sci­en­ti­fic part­ners enable us to crea­te prac­ti­cal tools. The­se tools empower ope­ra­tors to con­fi­dent­ly chart their fleet con­ver­si­on jour­ney based on empi­ri­cal evidence.

Rapid market maturity of technologies:

Today, ope­ra­tors see­king alter­na­ti­ve power­trains for hea­vy duty equip­ment often strugg­le to find relia­ble zero-emis­si­on devices in the mar­ket. Lever­aging direct feed­back from our test fields and insights from working groups to manu­fac­tu­r­ers, our clus­ter expe­di­tes the deve­lo­p­ment of zero-emis­si­on devices. We iden­ti­fy and address mar­ket hurd­les ear­ly, fos­te­ring acce­le­ra­ted mar­ket matu­ri­ty for the­se technologies.

Lively marketplace with swift solutions:

Tran­si­tio­ning to decar­bo­ni­zed hea­vy duty equip­ment ine­vi­ta­b­ly brings unfo­re­seen chal­lenges during imple­men­ta­ti­on. Our clus­ter pro­vi­des a dyna­mic net­work whe­re chal­lenges are met with solu­ti­ons and dif­fi­cul­ties ser­ve as oppor­tu­ni­ties for inno­va­ti­ve busi­ness ven­tures. This envi­ron­ment faci­li­ta­tes the rapid adop­ti­on of solu­ti­ons within the marketplace.

Outcome cards

The lear­nings are inten­ded to be shared within the clus­ter mem­bers using the so cal­led “Out­co­me Cards.” For dif­fe­rent key are­as ‑infra­struc­tu­re, ter­mi­nal lay­out, and equip­ment- uni­que sets of “vir­tu­al cards” will be deve­lo­ped. The­se sets will sum­ma­ri­ze cru­cial infor­ma­ti­on, illus­tra­te the cur­rent mar­ket situa­ti­on and trends, and pro­vi­de a sum­ma­ry of simu­la­ti­on results, eco­no­mic tip­ping points for dif­fe­rent use cases and tech­no­lo­gies, expe­ri­en­ces from prac­ti­cal test­ing, while also addres­sing over­ar­ching topics such as safe­ty, main­ten­an­ce, and training.

Cluster-Setup

Test Fields
Con­duc­ting tests, employ­ing spe­cia­li­zed equip­ment, and gathe­ring prac­ti­cal data to navi­ga­te the nuan­ces of new power­trains stand as a cru­cial pil­lar in mee­ting our objec­ti­ves. Explo­re fur­ther insights here.

Working Groups
The working groups ser­ve as forums to dis­cuss the initi­al values for the simu­la­ti­ons, which include vehic­le data, infra­struc­tu­re assump­ti­ons and ope­ra­ting para­me­ters. The­se groups also faci­li­ta­te the exch­an­ge of results and expe­ri­en­ces from the test fields. Dis­co­ver more infor­ma­ti­on here.

Simu­la­ti­on
We work with sci­en­ti­fic part­ners to con­s­truct simu­la­ti­on models that use vali­da­ted para­me­ters from real-world sce­na­ri­os and allow us to per­form extra­po­la­ti­ons for dif­fe­rent use cases. Find out more here.

Latest News

Our clus­ter deli­vers new results on a dai­ly basis, here are the most important developments.