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Water 2010-EU-21102-S

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Monitoring and Operation Services for Motorways of the Sea (MoS4MoS)


The MoS4MoS project is a pilot action primarily aimed at preparing the different key stakeholder systems (ports and terminals, railways, rail freight stations, maritime carriers, short sea consolidation centres, etc) to provide integrated and interoperable services for door-to-door MoS supply chains.


The main objective of the MoS4MoS Action is to design and demonstrate a set of prototypes that will improve the operational coordination of transport flows and facilitate tight co-ordination between the various administrative services and operators at port level.


The test prototypes will be applied to existing door-to-door MoS supply chains in the Mediterranean region, namely in: Spain-Italy, Spain-Slovenia, Spain-Greece, Slovenia-Greece and Italy-Greece. They will address two different types of traffic: ro-ro and containerised freight.


MoS4MoS will identify current constraints and bottlenecks in MoS corridors for both types of traffic and will propose actions to improve the current situation through the use of information and communication technologies. It will be in particular interested in defining ICT solutions that can become standards that are flexible enough to be applied widely.


More specifically, the goals of the Action are:

  • Facilitating and simplifying the compliance with regulations of companies in a door-to-door MoS supply chain
  • Improving the exchange of information of public and private organisations to increase the efficiency of ports as MoS gateways
  • Improving the operational cooperation of the actors of the different transport modes in a door-to-door MoS supply chain
  • Providing a set of monitoring services for the door-to-door MOS supply chainsPromoting and supporting sustainable intermodal transport solutions that reinforce the door-to-door MOS supply chains


This project has been completed.




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Member States involved:

Spain, Italy, Greece, Slovenia


Implementation schedule:

Start date: March 2011

End date: May 2012


Beneficiaries & Implementing bodies:

Project website


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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