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NON-STOP (New smart digital Operations Needed for a Sustainable Transition of Ports) is a €4,7m project, 50 % co-funded by European Regional DevelopmentFunds (ERDF) under the North Sea Region Programme 2014 – 2020; Ecoinnovation priority. Partners: Ports of Zwolle, Port of Oostende, Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG - Niederlassung Emden (Port of Emden), Port of Korsør, Port of Helsingør, CRESCENT NV, GreenBridge NV, BPK - Rechtsanwaltkanzlei Friederike BergPackhäuser & Kollegen, (Port of Narvik/associated partner).

In the last decades Small and Mediums sized Ports (SMP) within the North Sea Region have been working in a more and more complex and rapidly changing world where the society and businesses have experienced a digital transformation in numerous areas. A smart modernisation and eco-innovative approach in port management has therefore become key to allow port authorities to cope with ever growing multifaced challenges and make a step forward, by moving toward a more advanced, as well as environmentally friendly future.                 

THE NON-STOP PROJECT AIMS TO IMPLEMENT A GREEN SMART DIGITAL TRANSITION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF NSR'S PORTS OF REGIONAL IMPORTANCE. THIS WILL BE ACHIEVED BY INTRODUCING, TESTING AND MONITORING INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES IN THE STORAGE, DEPLOYMENT, SHARING AND TRANSMISSION OF DATA RELATED TO MARINE CONDITIONS, SEA/LANDSIDE OPERATIONS AND ENERGY PRODUCTION/CONSUMPTION/DISTRIBUTION IN PORTS.

The ultimate goal is to reduce by 10% the time of pre-defined logistical/maintenance port operations and lower by 10% the port energy and pollution by building on collaborative expertise and joint practice.  

The resulting more efficient, agile and transparent data management among NSR SMP, shipping companies, freight forwarders and other relevant stakeholders will in turn facilitate the ability of ports to effectively serve their clients, meet the targets of the ever increasing EU/national eco/digital policies and invest in further needed innovation.