Novel inland waterway transport concepts for moving freight effectively (NOVIMOVE). 01/06/2020 - 31/05/2024

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Inland Waterborne Transport (IWT) advantages as low-energy and low CO2 emitting transport mode are not fully exploited today due to gaps in the logistics system. Inland container vessels pay 6-8 calls at seaport terminals with long waiting times. More time is lost by sub-optimal navigation on rivers and waiting at bridges and locks. In addition, low load factors of containers and vessels impact the logistics systems with unnecessary high numbers of containers being transported and trips being made. NOVIMOVE strategy is to "condense" the logistics system by improving container load factors and by reducing waiting times in seaports, by improved river voyage planning and execution, and by facilitating smooth passages through bridges and locks. NOVIMOVE's innovations are: (1) cargo reconstruction to raise container load factors, (2) mobile terminals feeding inland barges, (3) smart river navigation by merging satellite (Galileo) and real time river water depths data, (4) smooth passage through bridges/locks by dynamic scheduling system for better corridor management along the TEN-T Rhine-Alpine (R-A) route, (5) concepts for innovative vessels that can adapt to low water condition while maintaining a full payload, and (6) close cooperation with logistic stakeholders, ports and water authorities along the R-A route: Antwerp, Rotterdam, Duisburg, Basel. NOVIMOVE technology developments will be demonstrated by virtual simulation, scaled model tests and full-scale demonstrations. NOVIMOVE innovations will impact the quantity of freight moved by IWT along the R-A corridor by 30% with respect to 2010 baseline data. The NOVIMOVE 21-members consortium combines logistics operators, ports, system-developers and research organisations from 4 EU member states and two associate countries. The work plan contains 4 technical Work Packages. The project duration is four years; the requested funding is 8,9 MIO.

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Novel iwt and maritime transport concepts (NOVIMAR). 01/06/2017 - 30/11/2021

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NOVIMAR aims to adjust inland/short-sea shipping such that it can make optimal use of the waterborne system of waterways, vessels and ports/terminals. To achieve this NOVIMAR introduces the waterborne version of 'platooning', the Vessel Train. This is in essence a number of unmanned Follower Ships with own sailing/manoeuvring capabilities being temporarily led by a manned Leader Ship. Vessels will be able to join and leave such trains at places adjacent to their points of origin and destination at seaside or inland. Envisaged main benefits and impacts are: reduction of crew costs result in up to 47% total cost reduction for IWT and up to 88% crew cost reduction for short sea transport, enhanced logistic flexibility, 10-15% less energy use/emissions, solutions for overcoming barriers betrween transport modes and high potential for reducing road congestion and associated costs.

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BNP Paribas Fortis Chair in transport, logistics and ports. 01/10/2010 - 30/09/2021

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The University of Antwerp (Department of Transport and Regional Economics) and BNP Paribas Fortis have teamed to set up a Chair in transport, logistics and ports. Through the Chair, the University and the bank want to be able to react quickly and efficiently to new developments in the sea and logistics world. That world is constantly changing, and that is also true for the port and logistics sector. Large, new powers like India and Brazil will influence the transport sector. This Chair will respond to such issues, as well as to new trends in the field of logistics. There are also issues to act on at the micro level. For instance, once e-commerce gains strong ground, it will have consequences for the transport sector, the type of commodity flows, and the route that they follow. In the frame of this Chair, conferences and seminars will be organized to tackle these issues.

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Port capacity: pricing and investment under uncertainty. The development of a game-theoretical real options model in the maritime chain. 01/01/2016 - 03/08/2019

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The market shares, profits and net benefits of ports competing for the same fore- and hinterland can be significantly influenced by the decision when and how much to invest in additional capacity. The ultimate goal of this research is to evaluate and optimize investment and pricing decisions in ports under uncertainty resulting from economic, financial, environmental and technological variations. Port infrastructure projects are characterized as large-scaled, complex, irreversible and encompassing long lead times. Especially because demand is highly uncertain and cyclic and because ports are involved in an intertwined maritime supply chain inducing extra uncertainty, mismatching capacity can result in periods of overcapacity at high cost or scarcity resulting in waiting times. This influences the welfare of intertwined maritime actors. Private and social net benefits of port infrastructure projects are traditionally valuated using net present value analysis. Real options were introduced in literature as an alternative valuation method, allowing specifically for irreversibility and uncertainty. Inclusion of such a specific model with multiple actors in the cost benefit analysis allows going one step further and create a new, well-elaborated methodology to calculate and maximize benefits created in ports. This independent and fundamental research is required to calculate compensational transfers between the involved actors.

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Sustainable Transport and Logistics. 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2019

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This project represents a research contract awarded by the University of Antwerp. The supervisor provides the Antwerp University research mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions stipulated by the university.

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Flemish Research Project Urban Logistics and Mobility. 01/07/2014 - 30/06/2016

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This project represents a research agreement between the UA and on the onther hand IWT. UA provides IWT research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Brain-Transversal Assessment of Intermodel New Strategies (BRAIN-TRAINS). 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018

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BRAIN-TRAINS deals with rail freight intermodality, and the extent to which it can be made successful, under market, society and policy-making challenges, and analyzing how intermodality contributes to answering these challenges. Starting point is the relative weak usage of this type of transport. The research proposal aims at building on existing knowiedge, integrating, and approaching the problem from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Port Economic analysis , particularly with respect to generalized cost modeling of the entire supply chain. 19/11/2013 - 31/05/2015

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This port project has three objectives. They consist of testing the current chain model (validation), testing the interface and elaborating an additional application (external costs). These objectives concern the further elaboration of container transport.

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The development of research that focuses on the LNG bunker market, particularly in the context of the port of Antwerp. 01/09/2013 - 31/10/2014

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This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand het Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen. UA provides het Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Research Centre Goods and Passenger Transport (2012-2015). 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2015

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This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Retrofitting ships with new technologies for improved overall environmental footprint (RETROFIT). 01/10/2011 - 31/01/2015

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Retrofitting is defined as the installation onboard ships of state-of-art or innovative components or systems and could in principle be driven by the need to meet new regulatory standards or by the ship owner interest to upgrade to higher operational standards. Retrofitting should become an established practice in the shipping industry involving the entire value chain and exploring the possibilities that may open to the industry on a continuous basis.

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Investigation of traffic flows from, to and within the Antwerp port area. 18/06/2010 - 31/10/2011

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This project will lead to an overview of traffic flows from, to and within the port of Antwerp, taking into account: - commuter traffic; - freight transport; - the flows between the left bank and the right bank.

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INNOSUTRA - Innovation processes in surface transport. 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2011

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The main idea behind this project is to advance innovation integration in transport and logistics chains by focusing on improved market understanding, knowledge management and network organisation. Taking into account the main observations from the state of the art, it is clear that innovation in surface transportation and in logistics chains, as a change producing mechanism, needs to be much further assessed and benchmarked.

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High efficient and reliable arrangements for crossmodal transport (HERMES). 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2011

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HERMES project will provide development and analysis of new mobility schemes and associated organisational patterns at the interface and interconnection between long distance transport networks and local/regional transport networks. Although these are conceptually simple operations, requiring only some real-time telecommunication, there are organizational and contractual difficulties in its realisation. The first part should concentrate on identification of the key requirements of the travellers, the corresponding services and necessary underlying company agreements to provide them, followed by a business plan for the operation. The second part of the project would have demonstrations in the selected corridors for a period of at least 6 months of field experience.

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Preparation of a database and modeling of relevant trade flows. 19/11/2009 - 18/11/2013

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This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen. UA provides Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Tactical study E313 by taking future scenarios and goods transport. 05/09/2008 - 05/09/2009

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The project deals with tactical research into possible measures for an improved traffic on the E313 motorway. A number of scenarios of economic development and policy are calculated. In these scenarios, among others, worldwide transport and logistics developments are considered, just like developments in seaports, inland navigation and rail, and logistics policy at Flemish, Belgian and European level.

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Problems and opportunities regarding the optimization of the fine-mazed distribution. 13/09/2007 - 28/10/2008

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The assignment comprises the visualization of the bottlenecks and opportunities in relation to the optimisation of fine-mazed distribution. This happens with the aid of an extensive and representative literature reivew, as well as the evaluation of relevant exemplary projects in the homeland and abroad. The aim of this enumeration is getting grip on the problem and the possibilities in terms of fine-mazed distribution, in order to select a concrete action around this theme and complete the Flanders Logistics subproject 'spreading freigth traffic in time'.

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Motorways of the sea-European style. (MOSES) 01/06/2007 - 31/05/2010

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MOSES' main goal is to develop a blue print establishing the detailed criteria and conditions for developing an innovative European network of Motorways of the Sea (MoS) as part of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). Today short sea shipping and intermodal transport have a market share of European transport of 43% and 9% respectively. There is still ample spare capacity for these more environment-friendly transport modes and the issue is how to increase their market share significantly so that the objectives of the Commissions reviewed Transport White Paper can be reached.

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Research into the optimization of the opening hours of seaports terminals. 21/03/2007 - 31/07/2007

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Review of paper: "The extent of congestion and the outlook for congestion in Inland, Maritime and Air Transport". 01/02/2007 - 19/02/2007

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Assistance in evaluating the outlook for the development of congestion and contributing to the next regarding ports and maritime and inland shipping.

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Policy Study Centre Mobility and Public Construction (2007-2011). 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2011

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This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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TRANSPORTNET-EST 01/05/2006 - 30/04/2010

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TRANSPORTNET - European Transport Research and Education Network - Training Courses. 01/02/2006 - 31/01/2010

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TRANSPORTNET - European Transport Research and Education Network - Training Courses. TRANSPORTNET is a network of eight European leading universities involved in transport research and education. One of the major targets of this network is the training of young researchers specialised in different fields of transport and a thorough knowledge of the requirements for implementing successfully transport policies.

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Generalisation of research on accounts and cost estimation (GRACE). 01/07/2005 - 31/12/2007

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EMR Transport Database for the EU Region Maas-Rijn. 18/04/2005 - 17/10/2006

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Direct and indirect effects of port acitivity: a disaggregate analysis. 01/04/2005 - 31/12/2005

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Freight Transport Models in the Netherlands: development and application. 01/01/2005 - 01/03/2005

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The currently within the Netherlands available freight transport models cannot be used to respond to some of the policy problems. Moreover, these models do not comply with the expectation pattern of the model user. This research project has to formulate an advice concerning the future development and application of freight transport models.

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Providing support in managing and improving the model MOBILEC. 08/09/2004 - 01/07/2005

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The cost structure of transport organizers. Building an instrument for determining cost price indices. 01/06/2003 - 30/11/2003

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Optimal landuse in and around European port regions: The search for a sustainable development for both region and port. 01/01/2003 - 31/12/2004

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This research project looks into the simultaneously evolving spatial systems region and port in large European port areas. Possibly a spatial conflict will present itself because of the enormous need for space resulting from both systems. On the other hand, to co-existence of city and neighbouring port results in quite a few advantages. As to fully picture the complete relationship, we will approach the developments from different dimensions. Resulting from empirical resarch and international cooperation-alliances, it is our goal to put forward some policy guidelines that will handle thus universal trouble-spot.

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To write an introductory report under the topic "Transport and economic growth: which interdependencies?" 01/01/2003 - 29/10/2003

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The promotor has been accepted to write an introductory reprot, together with H. Meersman, for the 16th international symposium of the ECMT (European Conference of ministers of transport) (budapest, 29-30 october 2003) over "50 years of transport research: post experience and major challenges ahead".

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Scientific support of the working of the Flemish Forum for Air Transport 01/11/2002 - 30/06/2004

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On demand of the ministry of the Flemish Community scientific support is given in air transport economics.

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Application of the model MOBILEC-BENELUX. 01/10/2002 - 30/11/2002

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    Integrated freight analysis within cities (infact) 01/07/2002 - 30/06/2004

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    Membership agreement in the framework of the thematic network IMPRINT EUROPE for developing recommendations for how to implement transport pricing reform based on the principle of marginal cost pricing. 01/05/2002 - 31/05/2002

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    This contract defines the work to be performed in the framework of a two day seminar about "implementing reform on transport pricing: identifying mode-specific issues". The promoter was asked to give an overview of the main questions related to the implementation of pricing policies in the maritime transport sector.

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      Evaluation of the qualitative differences between modes of transport of goods. 15/12/2001 - 30/06/2005

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      The purpose of this research project is to look into the qualitative differences for the various modes of transport. Specifically, among the features treated, there's safety, reliability, flexibility, punctuality, information and risk for damage. During the project, our intention is to measure, and possibly make use of the resulting (cost) advantages. The type of goods and organisation of shipper and addressee (organisation of stock and distribution) are decisive for the final mode choice. The importance of these factors due to the international character of most transports and the growing number of intermediaries. Through a questionnaire, the necessary information will be gathered to scientifically study this trouble spot,

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      New Views on Firms' Investment and Finance decisions. 01/06/2001 - 31/05/2002

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      The proposed research paper aims at distinguishing and testing the importance of (alternative kinds and measures of) uncertainty on firms' fixed investment decisions for the Belgian economy, by applying the recent theories of investment under uncertainty and the real option approach (such as summarized e.g. in Dixit & Pindycki (1994) using a micro-economic panel data approach. As such, this research extends recent former research along these very lines executed by (members of) the proposed research team that focused on an aggregate macro-economic approach for 14 European countries, including Belgium, to firm-level analysis for the Belgian case.

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        Participation into research 'Marginal Cost-Benefit Analysis Iron Rhine'. 15/04/2001 - 15/09/2001

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          Project advise in the frame of the project 'Policy vision Commodity Transport South-Netherlands and Flanders'. 28/02/2001 - 31/10/2001

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            EC contract: study on the cost of transport in the European union in orde to estimate and assess the marginal costs of the use of transport. 01/01/2001 - 29/08/2001

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              Drafting synthesis report on research in the area of Transport performed by DWTC. 23/10/2000 - 31/01/2001

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              The output of the project is a document that makes a synthesis and evaluation of the programme on 'Transport and Mobility' (1990-1995) and 'Sustainable Mobility' (1996-2000) of DWTC

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                Benchmarking of benchmarking (BOB) 01/06/2000 - 31/05/2003

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                The overall objective of the proposed study 'Benchmarking of Benchmarking' (BOB) is to asses how performance measures and benchmarking can support the development and implementation of the various elements of a European sustainable transport policy. This objective is linked to the problem description, stating that there is a growing need to improve the quality, efficiency, safety and sustainability of the European transport system. //..The subjects of benchmarking will be new and relevant for European transport policy. In this way the project contributes to three situations in the transport sector where Europe faces difficulties in executing the Community policy and where solutions should be found. It is foreseen to select three items out of the following four: air traffic management, nodal point, border crossings, rail quality from the costumer point of view.

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                  Models of freight transport in the view of the ICES-research 01/01/2000 - 30/06/2000

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                    Designing a policy plan for sustainable mobility 01/01/1999 - 30/06/2000

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                    Research tasks ://..- describing further research//..- overview opinions and points of departure sustainable mobility//..- evaluation mutually consistent multimodal models//..- evaluation of modelling freight transport in function of sustainable mobility//..- supply of input for freight transport model (trend scenario, sustainability scenario), intrepretation of the results//..- quantitative and content analysis of the different scenarios (freight transport), synthesis , points of agreement, diverging opinions//..- contribution to the setup of an assessment framework and evaluation of policy measures concerning the designed policy plan

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                      Analysis of the cost structure of the TEN ports (ATENCO) 01/01/1999 - 31/10/1999

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                      The ATENCO research study has as its main goal the careful assessment of the multiple positive and negative impacts resulting from the introduction of new charging and financing principles both on the European port system as a whole and on the different types of ports (e.g.ports can be classified in terms of ownership structure, financing sources, traffic flow diversification, port functions, etc.)

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                        Counselling concerning economic evaluation of the STI Maintenance project. 01/11/1998 - 31/10/1999

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                        The researchers involved in this project will investigate ://..- if the economic evaluation of the STI can be continued on the basis of documents prepared for this purpose by the AEIF//..- if the AEIF has used a correct method for the economic evaluation of the STI//..- if the AEIF has in generally conducted a correct economic evaluation of the STI Maintenance

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                          Investigation into the European Road Usage Pattern Contributions through levies, licences fees, taxes, etc. 01/05/1998 - 31/05/1998

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                            01/02/1998 - 31/05/1998

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                              Employment, unemployment and the EMU 01/10/1997 - 31/03/1998

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                              This research proposal aims to split the influence onthe individual EU-country unemployment and employment in three effects, I.e. a 'convergence effect' due to the measures to satisfy the Maastricht convergence criteria, an 'EMU-effect' owing the introduction of a monetary union and the EURO single currency (in 1999) and a 'residual effect' originating from a number of other factors such as labour market institutions (degree of centralisation of wage bargaining, degree of unionisation, employment protection legislation, unemployment benefits), real interest rates, the terms of trade and the innovation capacity. A variable parameter labour model for various EU-countries will be used.

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                                Mobility plan Antwerp. Support of the use and further development of the multi modal traffic and transport models. 01/02/1997 - 30/11/1997

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                                The purpose of this task is to ensure the further use, the exploitation as well the further development of the multi modal traffic and transport models (transport of persons and goods) for the province Antwerp and the district Sint-Niklaas. The purpose is also to incorporate the effects of projects and policy measures made on the basis of this model.

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                                  Development and changes in the port of Antwerp: political, institutional, micro and macro economic aspects (1900-1994). 01/01/1997 - 31/12/2000

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                                  The project intends to study the changes in the functions of the Antwerp port in a multi-disciplinary way. The different parts will be analysed by four different research centres, with different approaches: political history, economic history, business history and transport economy.

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                                    Towards a durable mobility: economic and spatial effects of increasing goods traffic 01/12/1996 - 30/06/2001

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                                    Goods traffic continues to play a key role in the debate on durable development. This is mainly due to the growing awareness of a number of negative effects which result from goods traffic: environmental effects, safety effects and effects on the livability of cities. The government can and must act . However, in order to act , it needs a coherent set of instruments. This project attemps to provide the basic materials for such a set of instruments.

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                                      Sustainable Mobility 01/12/1996 - 30/11/2000

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                                      Goods traffic continues to play a key role in the debate on durable development. The government (international, national and regional) can and must act. However, in order to act, it need a coherent set of instruments. This research focuses on the impact of goods traffic and attempts to provide the basic materials for such set of instruments.//..The research project consists of two parts. The first part deals with the identification and quantification of the external effects of goods traffic with respect to mobility and safety. Stageone concerns the description, analysis and prognosis of goods traffic in Belgium with respect to the European network. In a second stage, the external effects generated by goods traffic will be accurately identified from both an economic and an environmental perspective. In phase three the external effects wil be quantified. //..Once the external effects are identified and quantified, the question arises whether their costs can be internalised, especially since it concerns negative effects (cf. part two of this resaerch project).

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                                        Organized Transport in the Wood and Building Industries 01/10/1996 - 30/11/1997

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                                        Making use of existing material (including CCHB-surveys, mobility research), this project intends to analyse microeconomic behaviour within this sector, and to provide a scientifically sound analysis for future policy of the CCHB (Christelijke Centrale Hout en Bouw), the catholic trade union for workers in the wood and building industries.

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                                          The effect of economic growth on future freight transport. Report for the CEMT-OECD 01/10/1996 - 31/10/1996

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                                          The report for the CEMT-OECD gives an analysis of the relation between economic growth and freight transport. It also considers the consequences of a sustained growth for the modal choice in freight transport.

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                                            Mobility plan Antwerp. Support of the use and further development of the multi modal traffic and transport models. 01/06/1996 - 31/12/1996

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                                            The purpose of this task is to ensure the further use, the exploitation as well the further development of the multi modal traffic and transport models (transport of persons and goods) for the province Antwerp and the district Sint-Niklaas. The purpose is also to incorporate the effects of projects and policy measures made on the basis of this model.

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                                              Strategic organisation and regulations in transport - inter urban travel (SORT-IT) 01/01/1996 - 31/12/1998

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                                              As associated contractor for this EC-research programme the SESO transport group will study the effects of the organisation and regulation of the inland waterways on its performance, with particular reference to the European Common Transport Policy and the development of Trans-European Networks.

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                                                Pilot survey on transport services 01/06/1995 - 31/12/1995

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                                                By order of EUROSTAT each member state of the European Union had to survey a number of selected transport companies. Purpose of the survey was to get a total overview of the transport sector in Belgium and to give an idea of the competitive position of each company. A description of crucial variables like investments, turnover, employement, maintenance, kilometres performed, ... is given.

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                                                  Aspects of harbour competivity. A interdisciplinary, empirical analysis of the factors which can influence the competitivity of harbours 01/01/1995 - 31/12/1998

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                                                  Starting from a conceptual frame to be developed newly, which comprises an operationalizing of competitivity in terms of parameters which are relevant for the general competitive position of marine harbours and harbour companies, the following elements are investigated: 1. the organisational conditions for an efficient harbour management, 2. the measurement of harbour competitivity, 3. the service harbour activity, 4. the industrial and regional function of a harbour, 5. pricing of harbour services, 6. juridical structures, and 7. formulation and implementation of strategies for marine harbours.

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                                                    Investment, uncertainty and instability. 01/01/1995 - 31/12/1996

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                                                    More and more investments are considered to be irreversable decisions. This makes them comparable to options. Using options theory it is possible to show the importance of uncertainty on the volume of investments in a country. The influence of uncertainty is often more important than the influence of the interest rate. These findings are empirically verified for Europe and more specifically for Belgium.

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                                                      The Dutch Inland Navigation System: A model 01/11/1993 - 30/06/1994

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                                                      In 1993 we came to the assistance of the NEA in their attempt to fix the main maintenance activities. The stress was laid on the verification of the reliability of the system.

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                                                        Possibilities for the development of a multimodal transport centre in East-Belgium. 01/09/1993 - 31/08/1994

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                                                        This project will try to supply material and a scientific analysis for a strategy towards the possible development of a multimodal terminal in East-Belgium. Special attention will be given to: the effect on the transport problems of the firms involved; on their transport strategies; the optimal organisation of the infrastructure.

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                                                          The effect of new trends in transport on trade and industry in 'de Kempen' 01/08/1993 - 31/01/1995

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                                                          This research will try to give scientific material in order to elaborate a strategy towards the development of the 'Iron Rhine'. Special attention is given to the influence of this transportproject on 'de Kempen'.

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                                                            Multimodal Model for transport and transportation in the Antwerp province with an extension to the Antwerp district. 01/05/1993 - 30/06/1994

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                                                            The aim for this project is giving assistance for the development of a model for freight transport in the Antwerp province and the Sint-Niklaas district. The assistance goes to followed: firstly the last development of scientific research will be incorporated; secondly a link will be created between this project and the national Impulse programme 'Transport & Mobility'; lastly an economic interpretation of empirical results will be given.

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                                                              Maintenance activities for policy information systems: inland shipping 1992-93 01/05/1993 - 30/06/1993

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                                                              For the detailed analysis of the Dutch inland shipping model a prior audit which was carried out by the University of Antwerp (UFSIA) will be used. The main goal is: the enlargement of the reliability/verifiability of the system; the adaptation of the system to a larger model system.

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                                                                The prospective market for industrial transport schemes. 01/02/1993 - 30/09/1993

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                                                                The aim for this research project is to get a quantitative insight in the prospective market for industrial transport schemes. Is this 'market' large enough in other words is it usefull to invest in industrial transport schemes as a tool to solve the traffic-jam?

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                                                                  Quantitative indicators for ports. 01/12/1992 - 31/01/1993

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                                                                  The central goal of this study could be defined as follows: to propose a set of indicators which can be used to compare the regional availability of port infrastructures (in relation to need) and to compare the availability of infrastructure and equipment in individual ports, the performance of these infrastructures and the efforts made to improve the infrastructure available.

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                                                                    A macro-economic model for health care in Belgium. 01/04/1992 - 31/12/1995

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                                                                    It is the purpose to build an econometric model which clarifies the structure of the health services and their link to the national economy. Specifically, attention is paid to the modelling of the demand for several types of health care, the price determination, employment in this sector and their interactions. The expenditures of the National Health Insurances are endogenized within the HERMES-model of the Belgian economy. Finally, these expenditures are linked to employment of the main types of health care personnel.

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                                                                      Evalution of the Dutch Commodity Transport Models 01/06/1991 - 30/11/1991

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                                                                      Purpose of this study is to give the principal an idea about the improvement of the Dutch commodity transport models. Which models must be further supported? What has to be modified?

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                                                                        Towards an explanation of the observed decrease in productivity growth 01/01/1991 - 31/01/1992

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                                                                        We use input-output tables as a tool for determining to what extent the observed decrease in productivity growth may be assigned to divergent sectoral performances. As such, the technical progress that is incorporated in the intermediate intersectoral deliveries and in capital goods may be taken into account for the explanation of sectoral factor productivities.

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                                                                          Impulse Programme 'Transport and Mobility': realization of the Multi-Modal Interurban Model. 01/12/1990 - 30/09/1996

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                                                                          Purpose of this study is the coordination of the different model proceedings: inventory of the model needs; definition of the desirable output; coordination of the model specifications; delivery of the finished model to the users.

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                                                                            Impulse Programm 'transport and Mobility':Generation and Modal Split for Commodity transport (Interurban Model) 01/12/1990 - 30/09/1996

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                                                                            Purpose of this study is on the one side the development of the module generation inter-urban commodity transport, on the other hand the development of the module modal split for inter-urban commodity transport. Both partial modules will be fit in the global inter-urban model. They will be desaggregated to space and category of commodities.

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                                                                              Impulse Program 'Transport and Mobility': Generation and Modal Split for Commodity Transport and Services (Intra-urban Model) 01/12/1990 - 30/09/1996

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                                                                              Purpose of this module is the scientific support of the approximation of the model intra-urban commodity transport and services in interaction with the development of the Multi-Modal Inter-urban Model (MIM).

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