Title: 5G-LOGINNOV Consortium Unleashes Revolutionary Potential of 5G Technology in Logistics and Port Operations
The ERTICO-led 5G-LOGINNOV consortium successfully showcased the groundbreaking results of its three-year mission at a public event held in Koper, Slovenia. Attended by over 80 individuals representing key sectors such as public authorities, transport companies, service providers, ports, and academia, the event celebrated the achievements made in revolutionizing logistics and port operations through the application of 5G technology.
5G-LOGINNOV, an ambitious Horizon 2020 project, set out to optimize freight and traffic operations at ports and logistics hubs by leveraging the transformative capabilities of 5G. With the collaborative efforts of 15 consortium members, including six ERTICO partners, namely Akkodis, Continental, ICCS, ICOOR, SWARCO, and T-Systems, the project proved instrumental in delivering exceptional outcomes within the designated timeframe.
Dr. Eusebiu Catana, the Senior Manager at ERTICO-ITS Europe, effectively coordinated the project, culminating in a remarkable final event held in Slovenia. Distinguished speakers from the fields of smart ports, logistics, and telecommunications delivered insightful keynotes, emphasizing the significant role the project played in advancing these domains.
Dr. Jorge Pereira, the Project Officer of 5G-LOGINNOV at DG CONNECT, highlighted the importance of 5G in driving the development of the smart port industry. He commended the project for maximizing the efficiency of port ecosystems through the implementation of innovative technologies.
The Slovenian government and industry representatives acknowledged the valuable contribution of 5G-LOGINNOV in accelerating the technical advancements of logistics chains. Notably, the event featured the presentation of key findings from the project’s three living labs located in Hamburg, Athens, and Koper at the Port of Koper. Participants experienced firsthand the value of 5G connection in enabling safe and secure operations by utilizing AI and 5G-enabled video analytics technology to expedite logistical operations.
One remarkable achievement of the Hamburg living lab was the successful implementation of the Green Light Optimum Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system, which harnessed cutting-edge 5G technology to enhance efficiency in port operations and logistics. Similarly, within the Athens and Koper living labs, 5G-LOGINNOV utilized 5G and AI-enabled video analytics to elevate safety and efficiency in port control and logistics. These tailor-made services significantly improved overall operational efficiency and ensured a higher level of safety within the project’s defined parameters.
Through seamless collaboration and the utilization of cutting-edge technology, 5G-LOGINNOV effectively illustrated the immense potential of the logistics and port sectors. The project partners demonstrated their expertise and commitment to innovation in the European transport, logistics, and mobility sectors.
ERTICO, through its EU-funded project, continued to drive the progress of seamless logistics and freight transport, with the ultimate vision of achieving complete digitalization and automation of operations by 2030. With the successful culmination of the 5G-LOGINNOV project, the landscape of logistics and port operations is primed for a transformative shift, supported by the power of 5G technology.
In conclusion, the 5G-LOGINNOV consortium has left an indelible mark on the logistics and port industries. Its relentless pursuit of innovation and collaboration has proven instrumental in revolutionizing operations and setting the stage for a future marked by intelligent and efficient logistics ecosystems. As the project concludes, the advancements made will undoubtedly propel the industry towards a new era of digitalization and automation, setting the benchmark for years to come.