The project “GodsFergen” (FreightFerry) is now formally established with 24 partners who will jointly develop new solutions for the future Norwegian coastal transport by sea. The goal is to be competitive with trucks for coastal transport by establishing a new coastal liner service. The project organizer is the Shortsea Promotion Centre of Norway.
Our vision is:
"For freight forwarders and cargo owners requiring daily transport along the our coast, the planned new coastal service will meet their needs for frequent transport between freight terminals and warehouses in major coastal cities. The coastal sea service is an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to transport by truck”.
The ongoing project runs in 2013 and 2014. It has a budget of euro 2 million.
The Shortsea Promotion Centre Norway and Nor Lines, a ship owner, are the two main partners in the project.
The research partners involved are Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Marintek, a part of SINTEF, which is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia.
Ports involved are Bergen, Bodø, Borg (Fredrikstad), Grenland, Kristiansand, Larvik, Moss, Oslo, Stavanger (Risavika), Trondheim and Ålesund – together with The Norwegian Port Association.
Potential customers are represented by Asko, DB Schenker, The Norwegian Logistics and Freight Association and Tollpost Globe.
Suppliers of technology participating are Fjellstrand, Rolls Royce, Seaway Innovation and TTS - Ship Equipment.