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Intermodal Platform of the Port of Huelva

Overall perspective:

In line with the mission of the Port of Huelva, the Project "Intermodal Platform in the Port of Huelva" fits within the Strategic Plan 2012-2017 with vision to 2022, whose overall goal is to turn the port of Huelva in reference port of South- European Atlantic, not only in the energy sector and hydrocarbon, but boosting their traffic in agri-food and mining sectors, as well as associated logistics. Based on this, the "Intermodal Platform" Project focuses on the development of works that improve the interoperability of the transport services offered by the Intermodal Platform of the Port, through actions such as the following:

  • * Improvement of the intermodal railway interchanges facility for bulk materials.
  • * Works to adapt the railway terminal to trains of 750 m in length.
  • * Improved road access to the intermodal terminal.
  • * Improved security systems and information flows within the terminal and along the supply chain.
 

The project is being co-financed by the CEF Programme (Connecting Europe Facility) and it is developed in the 2016-2020 period with a total investment of 12,301,539 €. (Financing granted: 2,460,308 €).

Objectives:

The main objective of the project "Intermodal Platform of the Port of Huelva" is to improve transport facilities in the South-West Europe through greater development of the intermodality in the Port of Huelva.

The improvement of the service and intermodal connection of the Port of Huelva will ensure that the current transport flows by road in the region are derived from rail transport, thus achieving a relief in the bottlenecks that form in Madrid and the Pyrenees to the North (Atlantic and Mediterranean Corridors) and in the Canary Islands and the Strait of Gibraltar to the South.

The specific objectives of the project "Intermodal Platform of the Port of Huelva" are:

  • * Enhance the mobility of merchandise in the European South-Atlantic arch, improving intermodality in transport managed by the Port of Huelva.
  • * Reduce emissions derived from the transport of goods in the European South Atlantic Arc through a more efficient and ecological operation of the infrastructure of the Port of Huelva.
  • * Promote increased North-South rail transport in Spain and with Portugal, favoring the integration of merchandise coming from or destined to the Canary Islands and Africa, giving space to the mining traffic of the pyrite belt and other Andalusian areas, reducing the pressure about bottlenecks.
  • * Make known the Port of Huelva as a European South-Atlantic reference port.

 

Structure: work packages and activities. 

The Project "Intermodal Platform of the Port of Huelva" is divided into five activities as shown in the figure.

 

Results: 

To date, the main works completed are those derived from Activity A2 of the project (Improvement and adaptation of the intermodal terminal). Some images of them are shown below.

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Contact at the Port Authority of Huelva (PAH):

Project manager CEF "Intermodal Plataform" (intermodal.platform@puertohuelva.com)

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The sole responsibility of this publication lies with the author. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.a presente publicación sólo refleja las opiniones del autor.

 

ECO-GATE  Project "European Corridors for Natural Gas Transport Efficiency"

Objectives:

The ECO-GATE project aims to study improving market efficiency of conventional vehicles and natural gas, and its connection with the European corridors of the Rhine-Danube and the Mediterranean, through new technologies and innovative solutions for logistics services supply, clean fuel, refueling infrastructure, vehicle manufacturers and components and operational processes.

As a result of the project, 23 refueling stations will be built. In this way, ECO-GATE is one of the most ambitious projects in the vehicular market of conventional and renewable natural gas with the deployment of infrastructure along the Atlantic Corridor and the Mediterranean Corridor through new technologies and innovative solutions.

ECO-GATE will make possible the rapid and massive deployment of this alternative fuel thanks to a significant reduction of the unit cost and to a better understanding and greater knowledge of the needs of the customers.

The project is being co-financed by the CEF Programme (Connecting Europe Facility) and it is developed in the 2017-2019 period with a total investment of 19,720,834 €. (Financing granted: 9,860,417 €).

Partners:
 

ECO-GATE Project is run by a consortium of 25 companies from four countries: Spain, Portugal, France and Germany, being the coordinator of the project Gas Natural Madrid.

Port Authority of Huelva participates in the consortium, comprising among others by: natural gas operators, suppliers of technologies and services, end users and experts knowledge of marketing and promotion.

Activities

The activities planned in the ECO-GATE project are classified into seven large groups:

  • Activity 1: Preparatory study.
  • Activity 2: Innovative solutions for Natural Gas market.
  • Activity 3: Pilot implementation. 
  • Activity 4: Trial monitoring and analysis.
  • Activity 5: Deployment plan.
  • Activity 6: Management & Coordination. 
  • Activity 7: Communication and dissemination action.

 

Contact at the Port Authority of Huelva (PAH):

CEF Project Manager (cef.projects@puertohuelva.com)

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The sole responsibility of this publication lies with the author. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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