Activity 4: Management, Communication and Coordination

This activity covers the management, communication and coordination tasks of the GREENCRANES project. The administrative and technical organisation structure, control procedures, quality and risk management, monitoring and auditing aspects of the project will be considered within this activity as well as communication and dissemination actions.

The bodies making up the organisational structure of the Action are: the Coordinator, the Partners’ General Assembly, the Project Office, the Peer Review Group and the Stakeholders Interest Group.

The General Assembly will be the central governing body of the Action. All partners and implementing bodies will be represented at the General Assembly, composed by 11 different members, one from each of the following entities: Fundación Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia, Noatum, Konecranes, ABB, Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, RINA, Port Authority of Livorno, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Global Service and Luka Koper. The General Assembly shall be responsible for the overall direction of the project and will guarantee the technical execution of the project, ensuring that the work executed by each partner and implementing body proceeds at all levels and particularly that the necessary technical links between partner stakeholders are established and maintained.

The Peer Review Group (PRG) will monitor and validate the activities carried out in the action. It will comprise a number of peer experts from external organisations, representatives of container terminals (potential end users of the Action results) and experts from the Slovenian, Italian and Spanish Ministries competent in the transport, energy and environmental field. The Peer Review Group will be involved in Activities 1, 2 and 3 and will review the most relevant and critical deliverables.

The Stakeholders Interest Group will be composed of numerous port container terminal managers, energy suppliers, equipment manufacturers, classification societies, policy-makers and representatives of the port business industry in general. The members of this group will be potential end users of the results of the Action and will be invited to attend the 3 public demonstrations and Information Days and will have access to the Action results.

The members of this group will be progressively growing in number as the communication and dissemination activities take place and increasingly more potential end users are contacted via the different communication channels. The final goal is to enable PCTs’ managers and investors, policy-makers and the port industry in general to understand and decide which technologies generate the best socio-economic value and have the highest potential for rapid deployment across the EU. The Stakeholders Interest Group is intended to be a crucial instrument to guarantee quick deployment at EI level of the best GREENCRANES solutions.

The scheduled milestones and their respective deadlines for Activity 4 are:

• M1. Project Management Plan – 1/November/2012

• M4. Intermediate Info Day “Energy Efficiency Alternatives at Port Container Terminals” – 15/April/2013

• M6. Public Demonstration of Pilot 1: New Technologies and Alternative Fuels for PCT Yard Equipment to Mitigate GHG Emissions. Location: Noatum Container Terminal Valencia (Port of Valencia) - 6/November/2013

• M7. Public Demonstration of Pilot 2: Design and Test of Remote Information and Control System for Monitoring Port Electrical Energy Consumption. Location: Port of Koper (Slovenia) – 20/November/2013 • M8. Public Demonstration of Pilot 3: Eco-Fuels and Energy Vectors Powering Yard Reach Stackers Equipment. Location: Port of Livorno (Italy) – 4/December/2013

• M9. Final Info Day on the GREENCRANES project – 14/February/2014

• M11. Report on Communication and Dissemination Results – 31/May/2014

• M12. Final Report on GREENCRANES Results and Policy Recommendations – 31/May/2014