Today, the kick-off of ERTICO’s 5G-LOGINNOV project took place. This new EU funded project will optimise operations and the maintenance of ports and logistic hubs thanks to cutting-edge 5G technologies. By testing and evaluating 5G-enabled services, the aim is for 5G-LOGINNOV to consequently reduce emissions, synchronise 5G in intelligent approaches to management, and improve routing and optimisation in port areas, as well as secure an information sharing infrastructure. In turn, this will offer a range of benefits to the community of European shippers, logistics service providers, ports and surrounding cities.

“ERTICO is proud to be leading this innovative project. With 5G-LOGINNOV, ERTICO goes one step further in deploying its roadmap for our key focus area of transport and logistics. We will increase interoperability, connectivity in the optimisation of cargo flows, and facilitate supply chain management, whilst making better use of existing resources”, said ERTICO Senior Manager and project coordinator Eusebiu Catana. “5G-LOGINNOV will pave the way towards efficient freight and traffic operations at ports and logistics hubs by using new innovative concepts, applications and devices supported by 5G technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, next generation traffic management, CCAM and the 5G logistics corridor”.

The project brings together 15 partners to evaluate and showcase the added value of 5G technology in  logistics and port operations in three Living Labs (Athens (GR), Hamburg (GE) and Luka Koper (SV) and will support the adoption and take-up of 5G enabled next generation operation systems of ports and logistics hubs in Europe and beyond.

Thanks to the use of 5G technologies, 5G-LOGINNOV will achieve the following:

  • 10% higher load factors, consequently reducing CO2/NOX emissions linked to transport, and regulating the resulting freight traffic on future 5G logistics corridors in the EU;
  • Assist in delivering on sustainability targets set in the context of the European Green Deal;
  • Enable more accurate positioning and real-time visual information on vehicles without communication abilities and monitor their influence on traffic behaviour;
  • Regulate the freight traffic generated by ports and logistics hubs on the future 5G logistics corridors in EU and integrate future Connected and Automated truck platooning.

The ambition of 5G-LOGINNOV is to boost maintenance innovations at ports and logistics hubs operations by involving new market actors, such as SMEs and start-ups, taking advantage of the growing adoption of distributed cloud computing technologies in 5G networks and facilitating open innovation at a service level in the logistics and industry 4.0 sectors.

Through 5G-LOGINNOV, ERTICO will continue its work towards seamless logistics and freight transport, achieving by 2030 the full digitalisation and automation of freight and logistics operations.