The International Physical Internet Conference 2021 aims to provide an open forum for researchers, industry representatives, government officials and citizens to together explore, discuss, introduce leading edge concepts, methodologies, recent projects, technological advancements,start-up initiatives, for current and future Physical Internet implementation.Conference topics include Logistics Nodes, Logistics Networks, System of Logistic Networks, Access and Adoption, Governance. New business models, enabling technologies and experimentations already underway will be presented, making this meeting a unique opportunity to learn, network and discuss the latest results and challenges about interconnected logistics.

The 8th IPIC Conference 2021 took place virtually from 14th to 16th of June 2021.

MOSES partners (NTUA, SEAB, MARIN, TNO) submitted a poster entitled ‘Autonomous and interconnected technologies for the container supply chain: The MOSES Concept‘, which has been accepted.

The referenced poster was showcased in the IPIC virtual exhibition and was accessible for all attendees from 8.00 CET, 15th June to 18.00 CET 16th June.

đź“ś The poster is available here.

📽️ The video showcasing the submitted poster can be found here.

A detailed presentation of the poster content is given below:

The maritime branch of the EU container supply chain is configured as hub-and-spoke networks where large containerships transport cargo to Deep-Sea Shipping (DSS) ports and a limited number of Short Sea Shipping (SSS) feeder lines and container trucks on RoPax vessels distribute cargo to smaller ports for further transhipment. However, economically, environmentally, and socially unsustainable land-based transportation still covers most of the cargo transhipment from Hub ports. MOSES aims to significantly improve the modal shift to SSS by creating sustainable feeder services to small ports that have limited or no infrastructure. This will be achieved by developing the following highly automated/autonomous technologies and integrating them in existing operational processes: i) a digital collaboration and matchmaking platform (MOSES platform), ii) an innovative, green feeder vessel with a robotic container handling system, iii) a manoeuvring and docking scheme where autonomous tugboats collaborate with an automated mooring system. MOSES Matchmaking platform proposes a solution where data feeds from various sources allow logistics stakeholders to optimise and adjust routing plans, bringing the PI one step closer to the targets set for 2030 and 2040. MOSES innovations include the deployment of multiple data producing devices that will contribute to the development of logistics applications and an automated, interconnected, multimodal transportation system, in line with the ALICE Physical Internet Roadmap.

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