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19.02.2019
Trade fair transport logistics 2019 in MunichDetails
01.07.2018
KombiConsult again involved in two Corridor Studies on the TEN-T Core Network Corridors and Support of the European CoordinatorsDetails
12.06.2018
2018 CEF Transport call for proposalsDetails
30.04.2018
TEN-T Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor - Third Work Plan of the European Coordinator publishedDetails
09.02.2017
Trade fair transport logistic 2017 in MunichDetails
30.11.2016
Terminal Interest Group AGORA celebrates 10 years in businessDetails
21.07.2015
Intermodal Terminal Eco-Efficiency Calculator (ITEC) - now also audit compliantDetails
15.05.2015
AGORA online-database on European intermodal terminals extended – over 300 intermodal terminals onlineDetails
23.04.2015
Spider Plus project - Final ConferenceDetails
17.04.2015
Intermodal Terminal Eco-Efficiency Calculator (ITEC)Details
03.07.2014
COSMOS project successfully concluded – Final conference documentation availableDetails
01.03.2014
Study DEVELOPING MULTIMODAL FREIGHT TRANSPORT (MFT) AMONG THE OIC MEMBER COUNTRIES publishedDetails
19.10.2013
2nd Round Table Meeting of the COSMOS Project conducted in Praha on September 19, 2013, and 2nd Intermodal Road Map completedDetails
23.04.2013
First Round Table Meeting of the COSMOS Project conducted in Ljubljana on April 23, 2013, first Intermodal Road Map completedDetails
28.02.2013
Joint meeting of the Bulgarian Cluster Green Freight Transport and the COSMOS Partners in SofiaDetails
15.01.2013
2012 Report on Combined Transport in EuropeDetails
19.09.2012
Successful start of Marco Polo Project “COSMOS”Details
28.09.2011
AGORA online-database on European intermodal terminals extended – over 140 intermodal terminals onlineDetails
14.09.2011
Marco Polo Information Day 2011Details
15.02.2011
Trade fair transport logistic 2011 in MunichDetails
01.12.2010
2010 Report on Combined Transport in EuropeDetails
01.11.2010
Terminal Interest Group AGORA continues its workDetails
01.11.2010
CREAM concluded with numerous organizational and technical innovations for the South-Eastern European Rail CorridorDetails
01.09.2010
European Commission impressed by the technological developments of CREAMDetails
01.09.2010
AGORA Intermodal database launchedDetails
01.07.2010
CREAM preannouncement to InnoTrans trade fair & final CREAM ConferenceDetails
27.02.2009
Trade fair transport logistic 2009 in MünchenDetails
01.01.2009
2007 Report on Intermodal Rail/Road Transport in EuropeDetails
18.04.2008
UIC presents Agenda 2015 for Combined Transport in EuropeDetails
27.02.2007
Event note: BRAVO final conference on 17 and 18 of April 2007 in MunichDetails
15.01.2007
Start of the EU project CREAM

CREAM connects Northsee and Bosporus with seamless railfreight services. Since January 1st 2007 25 companies and research institutes are working on improving the international rail freight transport on the European Mega-Corridor between the BeNeLux countries and Turkey as well as Greece.
Due to the enlargement of the European Union and the increasing distribution of industrial production sites in recent years this corridor is counted one of the trans-European axis with the highest growth potential in freight transport. It is planned to develop and demonstrate multiple seamless and road-competitive relations in rail freight and intermodal transport. According to the market requirements of the logistics industry new offers will be developed for the entire corridor as well as for parts of it between economic centres, e.g. in Germany and Romania. The involved partners expect to achieve a modal shift from road to rail of about 200 million tonne-kilometres during the three year project.

 

The partners are carrying out the works to achieve this ambitious target in the framework of the CREAM-Project, which is supported by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport (DG TREN), in the framework of the 6th Framework Programme. The European Commission has selected the project because it builds bridges between different European regions and transfers best-practices for seamless rail freight services to the new Member States and Candidate Countries.
The companies engaged in CREAM have proved in recent years that this formular works. Based on that know-how the CREAM-Partners intend to increase the reliability and sustainability of rail freight services on this corridor by developing and demonstrating a comprehensive corridor quality management system for the entire corridor.

 

In order to assure a high effectiveness towards this primary target the system shall be supported by a couple of R&D (Research and Development) components. Among others the following is foreseen:

 

  • advanced business - and innovative train production models to attract different target markets,
  • interoperable rail traction by multi-system locomotives and improved border crossing procedures,
  • alternative routings using „motorways of the sea",
  • development of an advanced train monitoring system allowing railways customers real time information,
  • innovative technologies for the transport of temperature controlled cargoes and semi-trailers in unaccompanied intermodal transport.

 

The project is managed by the German consultancy companies HaCon, Hanover and KombiConsult, Frankfurt am Main.

 

The acronym CREAM is standing for: ‘Customer-driven Rail-freight services on a European mega-corridor based on Advanced business and operating Models'.

 

Contact for further information:
Rainer Mertel, Geschäftsführer, KombiConsult GmbH, Ludwig-Landmann-Straße 405, D-60486 Frankfurt am Main,

Tel: +49-69-79505140, Fax: +49-69-79505179, e-mail: rmertel@kombiconsult.com

 

Quick Facts:
Project Management: HaCon, KombiConsult
Budget: 24.9 million Euro

 

Partners:
HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft (Co-ordinator)
Balnak Logistics Group
Betuwe Route Exploitatie Maatschappij (BREM)
Bulgarian State Railways - EAD
CFR Marfa - Romanian National Railway Company for Rail Freight Transportation
Delft University of Technology / OTB Research Institute
Hellenic Railways
Hungarian State Railways Corporation
Intercontainer Austria
Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge
KombiConsult
Kombiverkehr Deutsche Gesellschaft für kombinierten Güterverkehr
Lokomotion Gesellschaft für Schienentraktion
Macedonian Railways
National Technical University of Athens
Rail Cargo Austria
Railion Deutschland
Railion Nederland
Rail Traction Company
Serbian Railways
Slovenian Railways
Stinnes AG (DB Logistics)
Transport Route Wagon (TRW)
Turkish State Railways
Union Internationale Des Chemins De Fer

Project web-site: www.cream-project.eu

 

The press release can be downloaded in the media area.

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