Cluster Railgrup also leads the working group for the freight sector of the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI), an organisation that promotes R+D+I and technological cooperation aimed at mobility and multimodality in the rail industry.
Railgrup is developing in collaboration with its partners and other organisations, three new projects related to the rail freight sector: iFreightMed, HERMES and TRANSBOX.
iFreightMed is a project led by the Government of Catalonia Railways (FGC), which is being carried out in collaboration with the meat cluster INNOVACC. IDP is performing the initial feasibility study of the transport of such goods and the effects relating to the cold chain; all this within the framework of the Multimodal Committee of Railway Routes with CIMALSA, the Catalonia Council of Chambers, Barcelona Port Authority (APB), Tarragona Port Authority (APT) and the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia. The consortium is completed by DHL, RolenTech, 3M, AVEnginyers, CTM and Frigicoll.
TRANSBOX, which is led by Promaut and is funded by the NUCLIS d’ACCIÓ programme, is a project that aims to develop new technologies for the automation and optimisation of loading and unloading of goods in intermodal transport operations.
The HERMES project is led by Iberpotash and also has the participation of FGC and IDP. The project, funded by the H2020 program for SMEs, focuses on the field of Smart and Green Transport.
In addition, since February, the cluster Railgrup has been leading the working group for the freight sector of the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI) a group formed in 2009 in order to promote R+D+I and technological cooperation aimed at mobility and multimodality in the rail industry. It currently consists of new technology clusters from eight member states of the European Union.
Meanwhile, the cluster Railgrup, created in 2002, aims to enhance the global competitiveness of its members by promoting, representing and defending their collective interests. It currently has 100 member companies and a global turnover of 17,000 million euros.
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