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Enhanced Physical Internet-Compatible Earth-frieNdly freight Transportation answER

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 861584

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    30 November 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 373 575

  • EU contribution

    € 6 848 575

Coordinated by:

HAVENBEDRIJF ANTWERPEN

Belgium

Objective

ePIcenter will create an interoperable cloud-based ecosystem of user-friendly extensible Artificial Intelligence-based logistics software solutions and supporting methodologies that will enable all players in global trade and international authorities to co-operate with ports, logistics companies and shippers, and to react in an agile way to volatile political and market changes and to major climate shifts impacting traditional freight routes.

This will address the ever-increasing expectations of 21st century consumers for cheaper and more readily available goods and bring in Innovations in transport, such as hyperloops, autonomous/robotic systems (e.g. “T-pods”) and new last-mile solutions as well as technological initiatives such as blockchain, increased digitalisation, single windows, EGNOS positional precision and the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme.

ePIcenter thus addresses MG-2-9-2019 of H2020 Mobility for Growth “InCo Flagship on Integrated multimodal, low-emission freight transport systems and logistics”, particularly in what refers to new logistics concepts, new disruptive technologies, new trade routes (including arctic routes and new Silk routes) and multimodal transfer zones. ePIcenter will speed up the path to a Physical Internet and will benefit peripheral regions and landlocked developing countries.

ePIcenter will reduce fuel usage (and corresponding emissions) by 10-25%, lead to greater utilisation of greener modes of transport reducing long distance movements by trucks by 20-25% and ensure a smoother profile of arrivals at ports which will reduce congestion and waiting/turnaround times.

Coordinator

HAVENBEDRIJF ANTWERPEN

Address

Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerpen

Belgium

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 822 500

Participants (33)

DHL Management (Switzerland) Ltd

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 318 750

PANASONIC BUSINESS SUPPORT EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 121 000

CONTINENTAL DACK SVERIGE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 126 250

Stena Rederi AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 292 500

AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE LA BAHIA DE ALGECIRAS MOPT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 77 500

TOTAL TERMINAL INTERNATIONAL ALGECIRAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 153 125

to-be-now-logistics-research-gmbh

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 228 500

LOGISTIK-INITIATIVE HAMBURG MANAGEMENT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 138 500

DUISBURGER HAFEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 500

ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 215 000

AKER ARCTIC TECHNOLOGY OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 260 500

MJC2 LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 640 000

GVZ ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT WOLFSBURG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 71 875

EINRIDE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 272 500

TIS PT, CONSULTORES EM TRANSPORTES, INOVACAO E SISTEMAS, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 216 900

EFFECTIVE SEABORNE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 242 500

VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 130 625

AKCIJU SABIEDRIBA TRANSPORTA UN SAKARU INSTITUTS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 130 625

INSTYTUT MORSKI W GDANSKU

Poland

UNIWERSYTET MORSKI W GDYNI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 90 750

NXTPORT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 98 950

BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 185 750

BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 279 725

HOCHSCHULE EMDEN/LEER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 470 625

DEN HARTOGH HOLDING B.V

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 170 000

LOGIT ONE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 365 000

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SABANA

Colombia

EU Contribution

€ 178 750

POLSKIE KOLEJE PANSTWOWE SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

UPRAVA POMORSKE SIGURNOSTI I UPRAVLJANJA LUKAMA

Montenegro

EU Contribution

€ 72 375

UNIVERSITE LAVAL

Canada

SHANDONG UNIVERSITY

China

BEIJING TRANS EURASIA INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS LTD

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 861584

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    30 November 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 373 575

  • EU contribution

    € 6 848 575

Coordinated by:

HAVENBEDRIJF ANTWERPEN

Belgium