ISEL advances its FLIP funded Channel planning tool for small and medium sized ports
Antoine Kauffmann, Engineer at ISEL, University of Le Havre, has started developing an innovative digital tool called Seaport Matrix Analysis. The tool is designed to allow the evaluation and identification of the different economic activities in Channel ports. The tool will be able to the balance between different economic activities on which a port depends. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the planning and organisation of ports in order to promote economic growth in the medium and long term. The FLIP funded tool will also be the subject of an article in a high profile marine business magazine in France in the coming months. Meanwhile Valérie Cans is also conducting a study of flows and processes in the FLIP ports Newhaven, Treport and Boulogne-sur-Mer. The objective is to develop a tool to help the ports cope with changes in traffic volume and type and maximise available capacity. Through this work, the Port of Newhaven will be able to explore options for increasing traffic flos on the Newhaven-Dieppe route. Boulogne-sur-Mer meanwhile is looking to optimise processes in the fish market area.