The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recognised FENIX as a key data exchange tool for zero-carbon freight in Europe in their latest publication Smart Freight Brief Series. The collaboration opportunities the FENIX Network offers are vital for the integration of logistics platforms, contributing to the fulfilment of the EU goals of maintaining economic prosperity and reducing greenhouse gases.
Data is at the heart of freight planning, evaluation, and operations. With the evolution and wider adoption of ICT tools to gather, process, and exchange data, shippers, carriers, and logistics companies are searching for smart solutions to stay competitive. The adoption of these tools brings about an opportunity to increase efficiency, which can deliver not only cost reductions through time savings and improved reliability, but also reductions in environmental impacts including reduced carbon emissions through optimized loading, routing, and the use of energy-efficient modes.
In their latest publication Smart Freight Brief Series, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recognised FENIX as a key tool for zero-carbon freight in Europe. FENIX is a vital solution promoting the integration of logistics platforms, while it contributes to maintaining economic prosperity and reducing greenhouse gases both of which remain central to the EU strategy. The adoption of FENIX Network for data exchange is expected to be one of the elements marking the turning point towards achieving these goals.
The idea of FENIX came as a recommendation from the European Commission’s Digital Transport and Logistic Forum (DTLF) in order to create a viable and valid federative network of platforms for transport and logistics operators to exchange data both in a B2A and a B2B setting. “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 current and future platforms,” says the FENIX Project Coordinator and ERTICO Senior Manager Dr. Eusebiu Catana. These data services will facilitate horizontal collaboration across service providers, allow an optimized and dynamic freight routing and mode choice, and increase supply chain visibility. “FENIX project will also provide an IT ecosystem with a set of integrated services in a federated ecosystem of platforms that exploit real-time Big Data streams for real-time awareness and end-to-end supply chain visibility to the freight logistics community.” FENIX trials continuing on eleven corridors across nine countries will provide statistics of multimodal and synchromodal transport operations, intelligent freight hubs, and network optimization enabled by the future FENIX ecosystem to have a realistic view over the cost and greenhouse gas reductions.
FENIX Project is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.