TitleCargorider – A Boat Trip On A Cargo Ship
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBlauensteiner, B., F. Michelberger, and P. Judmaier
Conference NamePIANC-SMART Rivers Conference
Date Published10/2017
Conference LocationPittsburgh, USA
ISBN Number978-2-87223-248-2
AbstractIn the research project CargoRider we conceptualized a platform that offers route finding and booking for cargo ships in Europe. For cargo? No, for passenger travel on cargo ships! Traveling by ship doesn’t have to be a classic cruise, it can be especially interesting to an adventurous audience on a small budget. The CargoRider service as laid out is not only an affordable but also a sustainable alternative to air travel. The platform would also include an interface for interchanges. Travelling from Italy to the Northern Sea, from Serbia to the Netherlands and from France to Poland, changing from train to ship and back – the idea is to offer a platform for ships comparable to InterRail travel.