Demonstrators’ Showcase

The PIONEERS project is developing 19 ambitious demonstrators in the fields of clean energy production and supply, sustainable port design, modal shift and flow optimization, and digital transformation.

PIONEERS aims to demonstrate the applicability and feasibility of green innovative solutions for ports through several demonstrators, acting as a lighthouse for EU ports. The demonstrators have been created through a collaborative design process involving key stakeholders, with the aim of making the innovation transferable to other ports after the project’s completion.
Scroll down and get to know more about each demonstrator and its impact on the value chain of the ports of the future.

Welcome to the ports of the future!

PIONEERS addresses the challenges faced by European ports to reduce their environmental impact while remaining competitive in a sector characterised by continuous growth.

These challenges are aligned with the European Green Deal’s main objective to make Europe climate neutral by 2050.

 

The Port of Antwerp operates the biggest port area in the world and is pioneering in the efforts towards a climate neutral port. For this reason, PIONEERS will build on the commitment of the Port of Antwerp to scale-up the current state-of-the-art and to demonstrate applicability and feasibility through several demonstrations, acting as a lighthouse for EU ports. The Port of Barcelona, Constanta and Venlo, on the other hand, represent the ideal mix of size, location, operation models and area of influence to test these demonstrations, during the project lifecycle.

ALL 19 DEMONSTRATORS

01

Energy generation from water currents

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02

Hydrogen refuelling infrastructure

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03

A corridor of modular docking stations for energy containers

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04

Battery Storage and Smart Management of Green Energy in terminal operations

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05

Hydrogen heating for buildings

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06

Local resource recovery for green, circular concrete

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07

ELECTRIC GREEN LAST-MILE FOR ON-SITE LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

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08

Green Straddle Carriers

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09

IT Platforms for planning multimodal transport

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10

MODAL SHIFT IN THE COMMUTE OF PORT EMPLOYEES

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11

CARGO FLOW OPTIMISATION

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12

MOBILITY AS A SERVICE FOR A BETTER PORT-CITY ACCESSIBILITY

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13

Cargo Flow Prediction

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14

AUTOMATED SHUTTLE SOLUTIONS FOR PORT OPERATIONS

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15

INLAND AUTOMATED VESSELS TECHNOLOGY

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16

Vessel traffic optimisation

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17

Maritime 5G for intelligent vessel location

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18

Containers transport forecast

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19

PORT DIGITAL TWIN ENABLING TRACKING OF CO2 EMISSIONS

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