The logistics industry will be more seamless and breathe easier as 5G LOGINNOV begins

07.10.2020

5G LOGINNOV has just begun! This new EU funded 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.

Overall, 5G-LOGINNOV will boost maintenance innovations at ports and logistics hubs operations by involving new market actors, such as SMEs and start-ups, taking advantage of the growing adoption of distributed cloud computing technologies in 5G networks and facilitating open innovation at a service level in the logistics and industry 4.0 sectors.

The project will also support and contribute to the emergence of global standards of 5G enabled next generation ports and logistics hubs operation systems to ensure interoperability, platform openness and operation harmonisation around future 5G logistics cross-border corridors.

“With 5G-LOGINNOV, the goal is to increase interoperability, connectivity in the optimisation of cargo flows, and to facilitate supply chain management, whilst making better use of existing resources”, said ERTICO Senior Manager and project coordinator Eusebiu Catana. “5G-LOGINNOV will in fact pave the way towards efficient freight and traffic operations at ports and logistics hubs by using new innovative concepts, applications and devices supported by 5G technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, next generation traffic management, CCAM (Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility) and the 5G logistics corridor”.

The main objective of Vicomtech within the 5G-LOGINNOV consortium will be the development of computer vision algorithms for video surveillance and video analytics, to determine human presence in areas where it is not allowed and issue automatic warning messages in order to minimise the risk of injury. The system will be tested at the Luka Koper Port Living Lab in Slovenia. In addition, Vicomtech will lead the Living labs innovation specifications Work Package, and the Innovation Management task.

5G LOGINNOV is a 3  year project and has received 5,999,702€ funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 957400.

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