During the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, participants will have the opportunity to experience the digitalisation process of transport networks and infrastructure through ERTICO’s projects within the focus area: Transport & Logistics.

ERTICO’s vision within the area of Transport and Logistics is to increase interoperability, connectivity in the optimisation of cargo flows, and to facilitate supply chain management, whilst making better use of existing resources. By 2030, ERTICO’s goal is to achieve seamless logistics and freight transport and nearer to 2025, achieve full digitalisation and automation of freight and logistics operations.

Given the importance of Hamburg’s role as an international port, freight and logistics, ERTICO is co-organising the second Global Forum on Freight and Ports: From the factory to your front door, which takes place on Wednesday 13 October at 2:00 PM (CET) in CCH – Room X2. Mr Zeljko Jeftic, I&D Deputy Director at ERTICO, will moderate the forum divided into two workshops. The two workshops will allow the attendees to understand the negative or positive impact on their local economy that relies heavily on the ITS professional’s understanding of their role in considering freight movement needs. The first discusses port initiatives leading to environmental improvements and describes partnerships with local transportation agencies to utilise ITS to advance safety, minimise traffic disruptions, and improve regional air quality. The second workshop highlights the role of ITS in the logistical operations necessary to transport materials from the assembly line to the distribution centre to the local delivery operation to the final customer using the Just-In-Time delivery service that customers demand, expect, rely upon, and enjoy.

ERTICO’s project activities at the ITS World Congress

FENIX will host a technical paper session titled: TP 19 Demonstrating impact on Tuesday, October 12 at 5:15 PM  in the Messe – B6 – Room 10. During the session, Dr Eusebiu Catana, Senior Manager at ERTICO – ITS Europe will present the Future of Logistics: FENIX- A European Federated Network of Information exchange.

5G LOGINNOV will host a special interest session: SIS 91 Digital transformations in logistics on Monday 11 October at 11:00 AM in the Messe – B6 – Room 6. The session will discuss the main obstacles to connect and share data in interconnected logistics but also the opportunities of a federative network of platforms and stimulate the discussion with the audience about data governance, functional interoperability, cybersecurity, the economy of scale and collaboration between main actors.

The year 2020 brought a “reset” in the CAD industry and deployment of truck platooning, and on Wednesday 13 October at 2:00 PM in the Messe – B6 – Room 6, the session entitled SIS 96 CAD, Safe Platooning and 5G Eco-Systems for verticals will bring together several projects, including 5GLOGINNOV and ENSEMBLE to discuss cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM), next-generation traffic management and emerging 5G networks for city ports to handle upcoming and future capacity, traffic, efficiency and environmental challenges.

Learn more about ERTICO’s projects at the ITS World Congress: Programme at a Glance.