The core aim and idea of the StratMoS project is to promote and facilitate shift of cargo from road to seabased intermodal transport, and improve accessibility within the North Sea Region by supporting the implementation of Motorway of the Sea (MoS) and related transport networks in an integrated logistical chain.


3 – Improving the Accessibility of Places in the North Sea Region

Area of Intervention

3.2 To promote the development of multi-modal and transnational transport corridors
The StratMoS project is funded by EU and the Norwegian government through the Interreg IV B North Sea Region Programme. The project comprises for the time being 27 partners, covering the North Sea Region from Flanders in the south and Northern Norway in the north. The Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Nenets regions in Russia are associated partners.

The StratMoS project was approved in December 2007, and the first formal International Management Group meeting was held in April 2008. It will end in March 2011.

Expected Outcomes

  • Transnational solutions for ‘invisible’ intermodal transport (pilot trials, recommendations on intra-port traffic, technology related change management),
  • Recommendations for efficient hubs, hinterland connections and on intra-port traffic,
  • ICSO platform for container monitoring, ICT platform for cargo operations,
  • Strategies for connecting transport networks and corridors. Develop functional concepts for connecting transport networks, comprising hubs and transport axes / corridors, by defining requirements for investments in infrastructure and facilities,
  • A system model of MoS and intermodal transport,
  • Guideline MoS strategic demonstration project.

Norsk prosjekteier

Rogaland fylkeskommune


01.04.2008 - 31.03.2011


Total: 5 349 464 €


Andre partnere

Vest-Agder County Council
Telemark County Council
Møre and Romsdal County Council
The Norwegian Barents Secretariat
Finnmark County Council
Troms County Council
Norwegian Coastal Authorities
Logit Systems
Port of Narvik
Hordaland County Council
FDT – Association of Danish Transport Centres
Hamburg Ministry for Economic and Labour Affairs
Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V.
Hamburg University of Technology
Port of Amsterdam
Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works – Ports and Water Police Division
Sequoyah International Restructuring NV
Siemens Building Technologies
Spedition Services Limited (SSL)
University of Hull Logistics Institute
Aberdeenshire Council
Aberdeen City Council
Napier University
Scrabster Harbour Trust
Nor-Cargo Ltd