ERTICO – ITS Europe will be a gold sponsor of the 8th International Physical Internet Conference which will take part on June 14th – 16th, virtually. ERTICO – ITS Europe is a public-private partnership of 120 companies and organisations representing service providers, suppliers, traffic and transport industry, research, public authorities, user organisations, mobile network operators, and vehicle manufacturers. Working to engage the relevant stakeholders and to advance the smart mobility agenda, ERTICO leads the digitalisation of transport with cutting edge technologies, services and mobility solutions to move people and goods.
Dr Angelos Amditis -ERTICO’s Chairman, ICCS Research Director and IPIC2021 co Chair- invites the international community to take part in the conference and states that “ERTICO’s mission which is to develop, promote and deploy Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) through a variety of activities, embodies the vision of the Physical Internet (PI). A global logistics system based on the interconnection of logistics networks facilitating their use to the maximum capacity and productivity while increasing agility and resilience of supply chains, will revolutionalize existing logistics and SCM practices and will support the afforadable transition of assets towards Zero emissions logistics. Recognizing the PI’s potential to be a disruptive innovation in the logistics industry that leads to a smart hyperconnected era of efficient and sustainable logistics and transportation, ERTICO empowers the logistics industry by promoting international cooperation and participates in IPIC2021 with two EU funded projects: FENIX and 5G-LOGINNOV’.
FENIX will develop the first European federated architecture for data sharing serving the European logistics community of shippers, logistics service providers, mobility infrastructure providers, cities, and authorities in order to offer interoperability between any individual existing and future platforms. 5G-LOGINNOV will optimise operations and the maintenance of ports and logistics hubs thanks to cutting-edge 5G enabled services.
Researchers from the two ERTICO coordinated projects, FENIX and 5G Loginov, will make a valuable contribution to the IPIC2021 agenda and both projects will also have a presence in the virtual exhibition area. IPIC2021 is organized by ALICE - the European Technology Platform ALICE and ICCS – the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems and registration will be open until the 10th of June.