At the presence of the JS of the programme, the project’s partners – led by the Croatian Consortium KIP of Rijeka - have kick-started a dynamic morning of exchange among companies, institutions and experts operating in the Adriatic in the intermodal sector.
The activities of the TRANSPOGOOD project have focused on the human and technological assets that make the difference for the future of a sustainable value chain in the intermodality.
The online platform, which supports enhanced supply chain planning with positive impact on costs and reduction of carbon footprint and the strategy on education and training for the present and future workers of the sector have represented the concrete outputs of the project, with the active involvement of all 8 partners on the two sides of the Adriatic.
In his keynote speech, prof. Giannopoulus introduced the epochal changes of the transport revolution and the impact that technology and globalization have also in the Adriatic area and in intermodal transport. The TRANSPOGOOD forum featured interventions by economic operators and experts that highlighted the importance of different factors for sustainable innovation. Andreea Mighiu of the European Enterprise Network reminded how networking for innovation is paramount for companies in the sector.
“The working relation between man and machine is one of symbiosis, not of replacement” stated Dario Favaretto CEO of MultiLevel Consulting and experienced trainer, “we need to innovate the educational offer to make this symbiosis work in the logistics sector.”
Francesco LoChiatto of PTV Group Italy showed how technology and big data support efficiency and green transport.
After the testimonial on their experience and plans for the future of shipping of companies and port institutions, Sergio Barbarino has concluded the morning taking participants in a visionary 2050, using the idea of the sector as a “physical internet”, where operators use smart data to re-organize multi-modal transport, reduce carbon footprint, cater local clients in a web of collaborative effort as a win-win approach.
The event has been organized by the Intermodal Logistics Training Consortium (CFLI) together with the partners of the TRANSPOGOOD project and took place in a significant location: the Venezia Heritage Tower, where history of the area is a reminder for planning a sustainable future of the territory.