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2nd International Conference-Overview & highlights

The INTE-TRANSIT: “Integrated and Interoperable Maritime Transit Management System” MED project has achieved major accomplishments towards the goal of enabling multimodality and intermodality in large logistics hubs as are the MED port terminals.

After 3 years of leading innovation, the INTE-TRANSIT consortium successfully organised its final International Conference under the theme:  “Multimodality and intermodality as drivers of change for ports and logistics”, at Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in Piraeus, Greece. During this unique event and showcase  approximately 100 participants had the chance to find out more about the project’s solutions, the new challenges that Ports and Logistics areas are facing and State of the Art developments. The event was co-organised by ICCS, SEAbility and PCT on 24-25 June 2015.

The Conference was inaugurated by the INTE-TRANSIT project coordinator, Dr. Angelos Amditis, Research Director at ICCS/NTUA, while opening speeches have been delivered by Mr. Miltiadis Provatas, Director  of Transport Strategic Planning and Mrs Agkatha Skafida, General Director of Ports, Port Policy & Maritime Investments,  of the Greek Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime & Tourism, Greece ,  Mr. Ζhang Anming, Deputy General Manager, Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT) , Mr. Antonio Torregrosa Maicas, Head of Projects at VPF, Mr. Stefano Persi, ALICE Technology Platform and Mr. Ignacio Alvarez-Ossorio, President of EUROPLATFORMS.

In addition, prominent speakers from academia, industry, European and national public authorities, and port operators as PCT/COSCO, VPF, APPA, IAT, SEAbility, CONATECO, AIA, VPF, ICCS among others, presented and discussed a variety of topics through five dedicated technical sessions and two round-table discussions. The key topics that were specifically addressed are:

  • The challenges and drivers that MED ports are currently facing in order to turn into intermodal and multimodal hubs.
  • The ICT and business analysis tools to assist the port operators interface more seamlessly with various stakeholders of the supply chain.
  • The legislation and policy issues related to the logistics chain and how they may impact the strategic planning of ports.
  • The issues of Multimodality and Intermodality for the supply chain.
  • The different levels of automation which may significantly improve the internal processes in a modern ports and logistic areas.
  • The new technological and organisational trends for Ports and Logistics.

In parallel, posters and demonstrations of the latest technological developments in the area of ports and port logistics have been also exhibited to the attendees.

 

 

Download the Conference programme here.

Presentations will be available at the INTE-TRANSIT website .

A Successful Fifth Training Activity for INTE-TRANSIT

The INTE-TRANSIT project organised its 5th Training activity under the theme: “Innovation in ports: towards a smarter and more sustainable net of ports in the Mediterranean Sea” in Piraeus, Greece, on 23 June 2015. This event was the last of a series of training activities organised during INTE-TRANSIT runtime so as to achieve the partners’ goal towards the establishment of a cooperation framework between relevant stakeholders, to facilitate best-practice exchange, cooperation and training of personnel.  

The basic objectives of the event were:

  • To understand the innovation process in ports, from the detection of the opportunity to the new product, services or process, including the design process of the innovation strategy in ports aligned to the general port strategy.
  • To understand the importance of the innovation process in ports as well as the role of ICT: key factors, business models and relations, drivers, obstacles and solutions.
  • To find out about real cases in ports concerning the adoption of innovation: best practices learnt from the INTE-TRANSIT project and pilots: INTE-TRANSIT port container terminal management system & INTE-TRANSIT port – hinterland logistics management system. 

The trainers were experts coming from well known companies and organisations as ICCS, IAT, APPA and SEAbility.

 

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The thematic areas that were addressed and thoroughly discussed during this training event were the following:

  • Innovation Process and cycle – aligned with port strategy.
  • ICT related innovations. 
  • Container Terminal Innovations with an energy & environmental impact.

A poster and demo session was held in parallel through which the INTE-TRANSIT management system and the INTE-TRANSIT dashboard were showcased to the approximately 30 participants. A very interesting and didactic visit to the port facilities of Piraeus Container Terminal completed the agenda of the last INTE-TRANSIT training activity hosted by the PCT partners. 

The training activity presentations can be found here.

 

2nd International Conference - Official Invitation

Invitation Piraeus, 17 April 2015

The INTE-TRANSIT: “Integrated and Interoperable Maritime Transit Management System” MED project has achieved major accomplishments towards the goal of enabling multimodality and intermodality in large logistics hubs as are the MED port terminals.

INTE-TRANSIT is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the MED Programme and aims to support the more efficient and optimized logistics organisation of MED ports and logistics areas through the use of modern ICT technologies and to establish a framework for cooperation between stakeholders in the Mediterranean countries for the exchange of best practices, cooperation and personnel training.

4th training activity-Overview

 “New technologies in ports for the optimization of the security, safety and the impact in the environment: competitiveness and sustainability. Real cases and pilots in the INTE-TRANSIT project”

After the success of previous training activities in Seville, Naples and Valencia, the INTE- TRANSIT Consortium has organized its 4th Training event on 11th and 12th March under the theme: “New technologies in ports for the optimization of the security, safety and the impact in the environment: competitiveness and sustainability. Real cases and pilots in the INTE TRANSIT project”.

The 4th training activity was hosted by the INTE-TRANSIT partner APPA- Andalusian Public Ports Authority, in Algeciras, Spain. The trainers were representatives of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems -ICCS, (Greece), Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. - PCT (Greece), SEAbility Ltd (Greece), CO.NA.TE.CO. SPA (Italy), Luka Koper-Port of Koper (Slovenia), Andalusian Public Port Authority-APPA (Italy), Red Logística de Andalucía-APPA ( Spain), Valenciaport Foundation-VPF (Spain) and Andalusian Institute of Technology-IAT (Spain).

 The training programme included 11 training presentations and the approximately 35 participants had the opportunity to learn more on new technologies for ports and port logistics areas used to optimise the security, safety and the impact in the environment. PC-based demos to showcase the project solutions were also available to the attendees describing the main technological components developed by project partners for Pilots Group A and Group B.  

All presentations can be found here.

INTE-TRANSIT 4th Training Workshop

“New technologies in ports for the optimisation of the security, safety and the impact in the environment: competitiveness and sustainability. Real cases and & pilots in the INTE- TRANSIT project”

 

The INTE-TRANSIT consortium cordially invites you to participate at its 4th Training Workshop on “New technologies in ports for the optimisation of the security, safety and the impact in the environment: competitiveness and sustainability. Real cases & pilots in the INTE-TRANSIT project” to be held in Algeciras, Spain, on 11-12 March 2015.

INTE-TRANSIT is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the MED Programme and aims to support the better logistics organization of MED ports and logistics areas through the use of modern ICT technologies and to establish a framework for cooperation between stakeholders in the Mediterranean countries for the exchange of best practices, cooperation and personnel training.

1st International Workshop-Results

1st International workshop ValenciaThe Valenciaport Foundation hosted the 1st international Workshop of the INTE-TRANSIT project under the theme: “Information & Communications Technologies (ICTs) as enablers for improved operations in modern ports”. The principal objective of the event was to explain the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in rendering ports more competitive and efficient. The event was co-organised by VPF, SEAbility and ICCS in 20-21 November 2014.

 

The conference was inaugurated by Ramón Gómez-Ferrer, the director of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV), who explained how the INTE-TRANSIT initiative serves as a good example of the firm commitment of the APV to the continuous improvement of the role of ports in the transport chain. In addition, Fernando Liesa, the head of CNCLogística, who also chaired the opening session, presented the ALICE European logistics technological platform and explained how ALICE shares a global vision of logistics and the supply chain in which manufacturers, shippers, freight forwarders, distributors and logistics operators collaborate to develop innovative management models. Opening speeches were also performed by Vicente del Río, the director of the Valenciaport Foundation, Gustavo Ferrer, the director of Noatum Container Terminal Valencia, Athanasia Tsertou (ICCS), Blanca López (MED officer) and Fernando Fernández Melle, the deputy general director of the European Cohesion Fund and Territorial Cooperation and Urban Development of the Spanish Ministry of Finances and Public Administration.

A Successful 3rd Training Activity for INTE-TRANSIT

3rd Training activityAfter the success of the 1st and 2nd training activities held in Seville and Naples respectively, the INTE-TRANSIT Consortium organized the project’s third training event in Valencia on 19th November focused on “Strategic planning in ports and logistics & related security frameworks for container transport and ro-ro”.

During this training activity, which was hosted by Valenciaport Foundation, approximately 40 attendees had the opportunity to learn more on how strategic planning and secure logistics frameworks impact and may improve port competitiveness and transit capacities, to understand ICT role to get competitive and secure ports, to familiarise with emerging ICT protocols and software tools for secure, safe & efficient logistics organization and activities and to get acquainted with logistics management models & standards to improve the efficiency and transit capacities in freight transport.  Specifically the topics that were discussed, among others, are:

  • Smart, Energy Efficient and Adaptive Port Container Terminals;
  • Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Security-Related Risks by addition of novel ICT technologies;
  • Ports as actors of the future smart grid;
  • Management systems based on international standards for ports;
  • Importance of operational, environmental and energy related factors in ports logistics processes” or “ICT challenges to improve container traceability in Port Container Terminals.

A Successful 2nd Training Activity for INTE-TRANSIT

The second training activity took place in Naples on the 13th and 14th of May 2014 and was hosted at the Maritime Terminal in the Port of Naples under the topic “Improvement of MED ports transit capacities through multimodality and intermodality. Towards a more efficient organisation of ports logistic activities”.


This event, organised by CO.NA.TE.CO S.p.A. with the support of IAT, ICCS and SEAbility, provided the opportunity to more than thirty attendees, including key personnel from the local port authority and terminal to learn more about issues as the ICT role in an efficient and sustainable logistics organisation for maritime transport as well as familiarisation with best practices presented by companies and port authorities, such as the ValenciaPort Foundation, NOATUM, Andalusian Public Ports Authority and the Port of Koper, among others.
The opening speech of the training activity was made by the Managing Director of CO.NA.TE.CO (Napoli Container Terminal) Mr Pasquale Legora who welcomed the delegates and proceeded to present and analyse all relevant aspects of CO.NA.TE.CO, including their strategic planning for the forthcoming years.

INTE-TRANSIT 2nd Training Workshop

Improvement of MED ports transit capacities through multimodality and intermodality. Towards a more efficient organization of ports logistic activities”

 

After the successful organisation of its 1st Training workshop in Seville in November 2013, the INTE-TRANSIT consortium is pleased to invite you to the 2nd training activity of the project that will take place in Naples, Italy, on 13-14 May 2014.

 The INTE-TRANSIT project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the MED Programme and aims to support the better logistics organization of MED ports and logistics areas through the use of modern ICT technologies and to establish a framework for cooperation between stakeholders in the Mediterranean countries for the exchange of best practices, cooperation and personnel training.

The 1st INTE-TRANSIT Training Activity successfully organised in Seville in November 2013

 INTE-TRANSIT has successfully organised its 1st Training Activityon 6-7 November 2013, in Seville. The INTE-TRANSIT project, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the MED Programme, aims to a better logistics organization of MED ports and logistics areas through the use of modern ICT technologies and to establish a framework for cooperation between stakeholders in the Mediterranean countries for the exchange of best practices, cooperation and personnel training.

 The 1st Training session was hosted and organised by the IAT with the active support by SEAbility, responsible for all dissemination activities and training. Approximately 50 stakeholders participated in this event, including management and administrative staff of ports, general professionals of port authorities and/or logistics activity areas bound to maritime ports as well as logistics companies and members of the project Consortium. In the framework of the 1st INTE-TRANSIT Training Activity, participants explored and gained more in-depth knowledge about different technologies such as RFID, OCR, Port Management Systems, etc., through technical presentations and discussions.

ICT solutions oriented monitoring and positioning of containers and ro-ro. Container logistics using modern ICT technologies

The INTE-TRANSIT project, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the MED Programme framework, aims to a better logistics organization of MED ports and logistics areas through the use of modern ICT technologies and to establish a framework for cooperation between stakeholders in the Mediterranean countries for the exchange of best practices, cooperation and personnel training.

Among the foreseen activities in INTE-TRANSIT a training framework for ports and their associated logistics areas is included. The first of the five (5) planned training activities will take place in Seville at 6-7 November2013, organised by IAT. Other training activities will be organized during 2014 and 2015 in Naples, Algeciras, Valencia and Athens.

INTE-TRANSIT Technical meeting and exchange visit in the port of Piraeus, 2 July 2013

On the 2nd of July PCT hosted a meeting for the Group Pilot A members seeking to establish a common understanding for the pilot requirements. In this meeting project coordinator, ICCS, has been also participated. PCT presented the conceptual design and the system architecture of the pilot. The infrastructure of all three participating partners was discussed (PCT, NOATUM Terminal and Port of Koper) and the applicability of the pilot was verified.

It was agreed that the pilot would be based on the following technologies:

INTE-TRANSIT kick-off meeting, 17-18 January 2013

     The INTE-TRANSIT project, co-funded by the EU MED Programme, was launched in January 2013. The consortium Kick-off meeting took place at the premises of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems in Athens, Greece, on 17-18 January 2013. The Project coordinator, Dr. Angelos Amditis welcome the 18 participants that represented the 8 consortium partners and presented the project overall scope and objectives as well as the basic organizational and financial structure. Following this the partners presented themselves and their aspirations relevant to the project (their role in the project, main contribution, state of the art of their technology). All aspects regarding administrative issues, financial issues and work planning broken down in the work packages were thoroughly examined and discussed during this two days meeting in order for the consortium to start its work and cooperation from a solid basis.