The overall objective of 3SNET was to take advantage of existing transport and telematics research to develop practical and commercial initiatives to promote short-sea shipping. In particular, the project should utilize the lessons derived from various earlier projects funded by the European Union, including some awarded in the first call of the 4th framework.
These earlier research programs were conducted independently. It was the goal of this project to bring lessons and products together to deliver a coherent package to the end users. This was done by inspection of pilots conducted within these earlier programs, delivering a composite view, checking that view within a team of industrial companies, and then producing the necessary additional software and systems to develop and effective package that is compatible with existing port community networks, and transport companies systems. The final modified system was then installed within the group of supporting partners for final piloting.