Antwerp, Belgium

CoRISMa project results as input for EMMA project


Among the five participating countries there were Austria (Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH and Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie), Belgium (nv De Scheepvaart, Departement van Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken), Germany (Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur, Generaldirektion Wasserstraßen und Schifffahrt), Luxembourg (Ministère du Développement durable et des Infrastructures) and the Netherlands (Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment).

The developing process was strongly focused on needs of various users of inland waterways, such as port authorities, logistics and transport companies, shippers and skippers as well as fleet operators. Only with a strong cooperation of all stakeholders could be achieved a harmonized corridor management system.

Although the CoRISMa project was very successful, there are still many obstacles in the Inland Water Transport (IWT) navigation systems. So that other project such as the follow-up project “RISComex” (now in the approval-phase and might start mid-2016) or EMMA can based on the already existing results tackle these new challenges, e.g. combining maritime and inland navigation technologies along with modernizing the European waterway networks.

Here you can see the pilot activities of CoRISMa project in short animation films:

  Traffic & Lock Planning, including FIS/TIS

  Berth Occupation of (passenger) vessel on the Mosel

  Traffic Planning, including FIS/TIS on the Rhine

  Vessel position data exchange for logistic purposes

  Fairway Network data model in practice


For further information about the pilot activities please see the attached project poster.

Press contact: 

Mr. Stefan Breitenbach

Port of Hamburg Marketing
Head of Project Development
+49 40 37709 121