New H2020 project ICONET Launched September 2018

New ICT infrastructure and reference architecture to support Operations in future PI Logistics NETworks (ICONET) project started officially on the 1st of September 2018. ICONET is a 30 month project and will significantly extend the state of the art research and development around the Physical Internet (PI) concept in pursuit of a new networked architecture…

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NexTrust Newsletter – Highlights from the Workshops

NexTrust is in the last few months of a 42 month project and has been running a series of workshops to share the results and lessons learnt. Our latest newsletter has the details of the upcoming workshops in October and highlights and photos from the previous ones in April, May, June and July. Click here…

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GS1 Germany concludes NexTrust pallet pilot with a possible 30 tons CO2 savings per year

 As part of the EU-Horizon 2020-Project NexTrust combined the transport of returnable loading equipment and finished goods to drive down CO2 emissions  The collaboration between pooling service providers, shippers, freight forwarder and retailers achieved savings in empty miles by up to 25 percent  Comprehensive whitepaper explains the pilot set-up Cologne, 7th August…

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SELIS Newsletter July 2018

Welcome to our SELIS Newsletter – the project is approaching its third year and exciting results are beginning to emerge; – a reminder that the objective of SELIS is to deliver a ‘platform for pan-European logistics applications’ by:
 Embracing a wide spectrum of logistics perspectives and creating a unifying, operational and strategic business innovation agenda for pan European Green Logistics.
Establishing an exceptionally strong consortium of logistics stakeholders and ICT providers, that can leverage EU IP from over 40 projects so as to create proof of concept Common Communication and navigation platforms for pan-European logistics applications deployed in 8 living labs representing the principal logistics communities.
Establishing a research and innovation environment using the living labs to provide data that can be used for discovery of new insights that will enable continuous value creation supporting the large scale adoption of SELIS.

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1st Birthday of Women in Technology

Hinde Boulbayem from Sumy, Brussels and Ida Srdić from IBM, Ireland Innovation Exchange Lab were invited to participate and celebrate the first birthday of Women in Technology. The event took place in the beautiful venue of Place Royal, Brussels. Round table with Caroline Coesemans and Ida Srdic moderated by Julie Foulon Julie Foulon, Cofounder of…

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SELIS Newsletter about the Commercialisation Workshop

SELIS is trying to create an architecture for logistics information sharing and valorisation to form a single logistics information space in Europe, that is accessible for the transport sector, its users and, in addition, public authorities. A workshop was held to discuss and get ideas how to move the project forwards in a commercial way…

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NexTrust reduces CO2 emissions and focuses on fair gain sharing

The EU-funded project NexTrust is campaigning for more sustainability in logistics. The idea behind the project is to establish vertical and antitrust compliant horizontal collaboration networks. To achieve a high degree of sustainability, more than 30 project partners are currently working on more than 40 pilot projects to develop cooperative loading agreements to bundle freight volumes in order to reduce empty trips and shift loads from the road to alternative means of transport such as rail or ship. The aim is to relieve the environment through more sustainable methods of transport.

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NexTrust Workshop in Wiesbaden

The first NexTrust workshop to share the results from the project was held on Thursday April 26th in Wiesbaden at the Panasonic Marketing Offices. It started with an excellent networking dinner on the previous evening and was very well attended by people from different sectors and companies from all over Europe who enjoyed interesting, informative presentations and lively discussions. The…

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Frozen Cross Chain LTL Collaboration reduces huge amount of CO2

LTL road bundling of frozen goods – process and results from NexTrust pilot case study – 6 month pilot using ‘State of the Art’ 4PL Control Tower processes and technology 9,000 Pallets of Frozen Food from 3 Belgian based Manufacturers delivered to German and Austrian Markets Saving 46 percent of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and up to half…

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NexTrust Pilot-Project “Angel”

Press Release: Fiege Logistik trials innovative model for evening parcel delivery Start of preferred delivery date project for online fashion stylist Kisura Brussels, August 10th, 2017 Parcels should reach their destination when shoppers are ready to receive them. A simple idea, which can prove to be a logistical challenge. Logistics company Fiege started project, “Angel”,…

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