Approved transport related projects within the Interreg IV B North Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013

For further details of the projects (summary, aim, expected outcomes, contact details) please download the file "Overview of maritime transport related projects within Interreg IV B".


Project name 

Link to the project Project description Lead beneficiary
Ballast Water Opportunity Facilitating the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), The Netherlands
Bringing Land and Sea Together (BLAST) Improve Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Planning and maritime safety by contributing to harmonising terrestrial and sea geographical data Norwegian Hydrographic Service, Norway
Clean North Sea Shipping (CNSS) Emission and greenhouse gas reduction from ships, using studies to reveal the status of air quality in ports and surrounding areas. CNSS will create transparency on cost-efficient technology solutions and develop and improve the introduction of successful air quality programs. Hordaland County Council, Norway
Cruise Gateway Developing the NSR as a cruise destination Port of Hamburg Marketing, Germany
Dryport Develop effective Hinterland intermodal freight transport nodes Västra Götalandsregionen
E-Harbours Create a lasting change towards sustainable energy logistics for NSR harbour cities Municipality of Zaanstad, The Netherlands
Food Port Develop the NSR as the best food cluster and hub in Europe for food products delivered via efficient and sustainable transport systems Province of West Flanders, Belgium
iTransfer Develop innovative, sustainable solutions to improve regional accessibility by water-based public transport in the NSR Institute for Sustainability, UK
Logistics Optimisation for Ports Intermodality: Network, Opportunities, Development (LO-PINOD) Enhance multi-modal accessibility and interconnectivity of ports of regional importance Institute for Sustainability, UKc
Northern Maritime University (NMU) Common and lasting transnational network of universities that will directly address the needs of the maritime industry Transport Research Institute, Napier University, UK
North Sea Freight Intelligent Transport Solutions (Ns Frits) Develop a multi-lingual electronic communication and data capture system for the freight supply chain People United Against Crime, UK
The Port is Yours (POYO) Focussing on maintenance processes in order to increase the efficiency in the production process of the ports in the North Sea Region Albeda College, The Netherlands
Strategic Motorways of the Sea (StratMoS) Promote and facilitate the shift of cargo from road to sea based inter-modal transport Rogaland County Council, Norway
Sustainable Coastal Development in Practise (SUSCOD) Application of integrated coastal zone management through an innovative ICZM ‘assistant' web tool Province of North-Holland, The Netherlands
Tidal River Development (TIDE) More sustainable and effective use of large scale investments made into mitigation and compensation measures in NSR estuaries by applying a unified ecosystem approach Hamburg Port Authority, Germany