News & Events Archive 2022
In this framework, our overarching aim is the implementation of the INTERNATIONAL FAST AND SECURE TRADE LANE (IFSTL) approach, a trade facilitation initiative in the form of a set of harmonised and interoperable tools (business process modelling, software solutions, operational guidelines and governance models) on Motorways of the Sea routes connecting Ireland with France, the UK and other European countries.
The IFSTL project has five distinct phases that involve:
1. The articulation of the AS IS scenario
This is the fastest rate of growth in the index since 2017, and represents a return to the volumes of freight handled in 2018 and 2019 after the suppressive effect of the COVID-19 on port traffic. Just over 54 million tonnes of freight were handled at Irish ports in 2021, a 2.8 million-ton increase compared to 2020.
In the Dry Bulk market, a 10% annual increase compared to 2020 was almost entirely driven by coal. As stated in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) annual report;
The MaRITeC-X project is a seven-year Horizon 2020 Teaming project (project number 857586). Teaming projects create new or update existing centres of excellence in Widening countries through a coupling process with leading scientific institutions. The centre under development is the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI), a center of Excellence in Marine and Maritime Research, Technology Development and Innovation.