S.25 Progress Towards Federated Logistics through the Integration of TEN-T into a Global Trade Network (PLANET Project)

16th June | 11.00 - 12.30 CET | SESSION 25. STREAM 4 

Special Session Description 

The European Commission funded innovation PLANET project addresses the challenges of assessing the impact of emerging global trade corridors on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and ensuring effective integration of the European to the Global Network by focusing in two key research and development pillars:  A Geo-economics approach, modelling and specifying the dynamics of new trade routes and its impacts on logistics infrastructure and operations, with specific reference to TEN-T, including peripheral regions and landlocked developing countries.  An EU-Global network enablement through disruptive concepts and technologies: Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and Physical Internet (PI) and Artificial Intelligence, among others. PLANET goes beyond strategic transport studies and research, by modelling, analysing, demonstrating and assessing their interactions and dynamics thus, providing a more realistic view of the emerging Transport and Logistics (T&L) environment. The project employs 3 EU-global realworld corridor Living Labs including sea and rail for intercontinental connection and provides the experimentation environment for designing and exploiting future PI-oriented Integrated Green EUGlobal Transport and Logistics Networks. The project engages major Transport and Logistics stakeholders, contributing to both strategy and technology and has the industry weight and influence to create industry momentum in Federated Logistics and TEN-T’s integration into the Global Network. This Special Session is dedicated to present the PLANET project overall ambition, goals, activities and expected results, as well as to show the first findings and outputs achieved during the first year (out of three) of the project development. During the session, specific use cases will be showcased where the Physical Internet is introduced as an approach to: (1) optimize stakeholder infrastructures and operations by integrating logistics networks and taking advantage of the new technological reality in T&L, such as Blockchain, IoT and AI); 2) efficiently exchange T&L data flows in a secure and privacy-preserving way within logistics networks; 3) optimize end-to-end supply chains interconnection along the TEN-T corridors by sharing resources through horizontal and vertical collaborations; and 4) efficiently and sustainably interconnect infrastructures (TEN-T, freight rail corridors) with current and emerging trade routes, improving decision-making.

Session Agenda 

  • PLANET Presentation, Goals and Ambition. Makis Kouloumbis, PLANET Project Coordinator, Inlecom.

This presentation will serve as an introduction to the session and will describe the project’s ambition, structure and activities, focusing on the practical developments under the project Living Labs, which cover 3 EU logistics corridors involving multimodal transport hubs like Valencia and Rotterdam ports and Asia-EU-America corridors.

Planning for an Integrated Green EU Global Transport and Logistics Network (EGTN). Georgia Ayfantopoulou (Research Director), CERTH.

This presentation will consolidate the outcome of four Position Papers prepared in the context of the project by PLANET partners (ITAINNOVA, Panteia, UIRR, Erasmus University of Rotterdam) regarding the impact of new emerging trade routes on the TEN-T, while taking into account the geoeconomic context of these routes and also the new possibilities that arise from new disruptive transport, logistic concepts and technologies. This process, as a part of the methodological approach of PLANET, will lead to a set of simulation scenarios for the future which will help define the specifications for realising EGTN and move towards its establishment as an international logistics system that will make use of physical and digital infrastructure. The PLANET concept for an integrated modelling and simulation capability for testing alternative policies and technologies implementation for the development of EGTN will also be presented.

  • Use Case: IoT for the Silk Road Route to EU through Poland– reliable, transparent and fully connected corridor from China to the EU. Malgorzata Kirchner (Head of Sales and Commercialisation), Lukasiewicz - Institute of Logistics and Warehousing.

This presentation will describe how to streamline logistic processes in flows from China to Europe along the Silk Road by implementing IoT technologies (based on the EPCIS platform) and GS1 standards that facilitate transmission of data between the partners involved in the logistics operations within the e-commerce channel and containerized freight transport.

Session Organizers 

  • Makis Kouloumbis Inlecom  
  • Georgia Ayfantopoulou Centre for Research & Technology Hellas - CERTH 
  • Malgorzata Kirchner, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing 

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