To maximise the visibility of the HS4U project and to leverage its impact, MOSES has been identified as a high-impact initiative active in the field of the shipping industry sharing common objectives with Healthy Ship 4U.
MOSES is a European project, funded under the Horizon 2020 Work Programme, which aims to significantly enhance the SSS component of the European container supply chain by addressing the vulnerabilities and strains that relate to the operation of large containerships. Α two-fold strategy is followed, that aims to reduce the total time to berth for TEN-T Hub Ports and to stimulate the use of SSS feeder services in small ports that have limited or no infrastructure.
To achieve its objectives, MOSES implements the following innovations:
- For the SSS leg: an innovative, hybrid electric feeder vessel (MOSES feeder) that prevails from different vessel concepts and it is designed to match dominant SSS business cases, increasing the utilization rate of small ports. The MOSES feeder is outfitted with a self-sufficient robotic container-handling system that simplifies the (un)loading of containerized cargo at Hub Ports and improve the operational capacity of small ports.
- For DSS ports: the adoption of an autonomous vessel maneuvering and docking scheme (MOSES AutoDock) that provides operational independency from the availability of port services. This scheme is based on the cooperation of (i) a coordinated swarm of autonomous tugboats with (ii) an automated docking system based on an existing product.
- A digital collaboration and matchmaking platform (MOSES platform) that aims to maximize and sustain SSS services in the container supply chain by matching demand and supply of cargo volumes by logistics stakeholders using Machine Learning (ML) and data driven-based analytics.
When establishing a synergy with MOSES, a meeting occurred (30/10/2023) between MOSES and HS4U to discuss possible joint dissemination actions for the upcoming months. Representatives from both projects agreed on several actions to be performed including mutual project’s websites references, support on social media’s respective accounts, to subscribe to each other’s respective newsletters, to present the synergy in both project’s newsletters, and the possibility to present each project in potential future project events/webinars/workshops.
We look forward to this newly established synergy with MOSES and truly believe this collaboration will bring an added value to both our projects.