Press release: PortCDM at the Port of Limassol as an enabler of Short Sea Shipping in the Eastern Mediterraneansteam
We are very happy to announce that the United Nations now acknowledges PortCDM (Port Collaborative Decision Making) as an enabler for enhanced performance in Short Sea Shipping based on a study made on the role of improved collaboration and data sharing between ports. The article published at UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) was authored by Mikael Lind (Research Institutes of Sweden – RISE – and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Michalis Michaelides (Cyprus University of Technology – CUT, Cyprus); Robert Ward (RISE), Herodotos Herodotou (CUT) and Richard T. Watson (RISE and University of Georgia, USA). This study focuses on Short Sea Shipping in the Eastern Mediterranean for port calls made at the Port of Limassol, Cyprus and provides essentially a summary of the journal article “Port-2-Port Communication Enhancing Short Sea Shipping Performance: The Case Study of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean”, which was recently published in the MDPI Sustainability Journal by Michalis Michaelides, Herodotos Herodotou, Mikael Lind and Richard T. Watson.
The UNCTAD article can be found at https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2102.
The MDPI Sustainability Journal on “Port-2-Port Communication Enhancing Short Sea Shipping Performance: The Case Study of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean” can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/7/1912.
This work was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation (STEAM Project: INTEGRATED/0916/0063).
STEAM (Sea Traffic Management in the Eastern Mediterranean) is a three-year project that has started in Jan. 2019 with a budget of approximately one million EUR. The project is coordinated by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) with the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) participating in the project as a Foreign Research Organization. Furthermore, the STEAM consortium consists of the Cyprus Ports Authority, the Cyprus Shipping Association and the private companies Tototheo Maritime, A.T. DeLevant Business Solutions, and Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services. Also, very important is the participation in the project as associated partners of established stakeholders of the Cyprus maritime sector including the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, the Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean (Mar.In.E.M.), and the private companies that currently handle the operations at the Port of Limassol: DP WORLD Limassol, EUROGATE Limassol Container Terminal και P&O Maritime. The primary goal of STEAM is to develop the Port of Limassol to become a world-class transshipment and information hub adopting modern digital technologies brought to the maritime sector, as well as a driver for short sea shipping in the Eastern Mediterranean. For more information see https://steam.cut.ac.cy/.
Michalis Michaelides, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics