University of Hull


The University of Hull

The University of Hull has relevant competence across many Faculties including The Logistics Institute, Engineering and the Business School. Recent collaboration between these three areas on EU Interreg projects and UK Government (InnovateUK) funded projects (LHOFT and CAPITALS) have included relevant studies on Identification, Location and Communications(ILC) technologies for improved supply chain efficiency, supply chain and goods flow mapping, green technologies and business issues.

Why is University of Hull participating in the project?

The benefits to Hull University arising from participation include the establishment of networks and collaborations with players throughout the North Sea Region including industrial partners to access and gather real data in relevant areas, to publish results in reputable journals and to gain international visibility for the University’s work thereby improving our standing in the forthcoming UK Research Excellence Framework assessment by providing valuable impact cases based on sustainability.

Has the University of Hull experience with international projects?

The University IWTS 2.0 team has participated in numerous EU co-financed projects including four main North Sea Interreg projects (StratMoS, NS-FRITS, FoodPort and NorthSeaFish). In each case the team’s work has been on goods flow mapping and assessing the impact of improved data availability, including real trials. These areas are also those to be addressed in IWTS 2.0. The team has led major work packages and hosted the NorthSeaFish project final Conference.

What is your main role in the project?

Publish work in leading journals and disseminate results to a wide audience via conferences and workshops. With CRT, examine intermodal aspects of the Aire and Calder Canal. Undertake freight-flow mapping of existing & potential goods flows. Implement demonstrator projects. Include inland waterways in our teaching, including case studies. Detect and understand the opportunities, hindrances, costs and benefits for modal shift in Humber and Aire and Calder Canal.