5G creating opportunities for LOGistics supply chain INNOVation

5G LOGINNOV is an H2020 3-year project running from October 2020.This project will offer a range of benefits to the community of European shippers, logistics service providers, mobility infrastructure providers, cities and public authorities. 5G LOGINNOV will optimise operations and the maintenance of ports and logistics hubs thanks to cutting-edge 5G enabled-services. By testing and evaluating 5G-enabled services, the aim is for 5G LOGINNOV to consequently reduce emissions, synchronise 5G in “intelligent” approaches to management, routing and optimisation in port areas, as well as to secure an information sharing infrastructure.

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 also 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;
  • Reach the goals set by the Paris Agreement and 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.

 As part of the project, ICCS will coordinate the efficient and timely integration of the 5G and logistics technologies at three European ports, focusing mostly on Piraeus port, at Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT). In collaboration with Vodafone, ICCS aims (among other things) to optimize port operation procedures, reduce costs for operation including predictive maintenance services, create a safer working environment (which includes applications of social distancing) and reduce the port’s environmental footprint to the local population.