In the NÖKS II project (Närsjöfart i Öresund – Kattegat – Skagerrak) SSPA coordinates a total of 21 partners in three countries (Denmark, Norway and Sweden). The project’s main objective is to contribute to a more environmentally friendly and low-carbon transport system in the region, while also developing and enhancing the maritime transport system and encouraging the transfer of freight from road to sea. This will be achieved by developing solutions, tools and techniques to improve the quality and environmental performance of shipping services through the development of cost-effective, secure, flexible and competitive short sea shipping concepts.
The project is divided into three major tasks. The first main task focuses on developing ports. The second main task aims to develop the concept of a fine-grid, flexible and competitive distribution system adapted for short sea shipping and, in some cases, inland waterways. This involves developing vessel concepts and logistics solutions. In the final work package, the aim is to increase performance of the short sea shipping system by developing innovative ICT logistics concepts. The project will end in the second half of 2018.
Illustration: The NÖKS project covers flows from continental Europe and Denmark to Sweden and Norway.
Modal shift to Short Sea Shipping in the Sound, Kattegat and Skagerrak
SSPA, together with Swedish, Norwegian and Danish partners, is in the process of completing a project called NÖKS (Närsjöfart i Öresund, Kattegatt och Skagerrak – Short Sea Shipping in the Sound, Kattegat and Skagerrak) that is looking at th