MOSES was an ambitious research project that begun in July 2020, during the COVID era, under the coordination of the National Technical University of Athens. The project aimed to enhance the Short Sea Shipping (SSS) component of the European supply chain by addressing the vulnerabilities and strains related to the operation of large containerships. A two-fold strategy was employed, in order to reduce the total time to berth for TEN-T Hub Ports and to stimulate the use of SSS feeder services to small ports that have limited or no infrastructure.
This month, December 2023 the project concludes its research activities and presented its results and outcomes in a Final Event. The MOSES Final Event took place on December the 5th and was hosted both physically, in the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and virtually via the MS team platform. During the Final Event, representatives from Consortium from all across Europe, showcased MOSES methodology, innovations and pilot demonstrations, scientific progress and expected impact.
MOSES project officer from the CINEA, Ms Susanne Lanzerstorfer attended the event and underlined the importance of capitalising on the produced outcomes and results beyond the project end. During the event, John Kanellopoulos from the National Technical University of Athens presented the design and development of the MOSES Matchmaking Logistics Platform which aims to maximize and sustain SSS services in the container supply chain by matching demand and supply of cargo volumes using data driven-based analytics. The platform can dynamically and effectively handle freight flows, increase the cost-effectiveness of partial cargo loads and boost last-mile/just-in-time connections among the transport modes and backhaul traffic. In this way, its users can experience the benefits of a collaboration and optimization tool that prioritizes SSS and is able to deliver impactful results for all stakeholders involved.
To learn more about the project and its results, visit https://moses-h2020.eu/