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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 21:00

INTE-TRANSIT 4th Newsletter

The 4th and final issue of the INTE-TRANSIT newsletter is out! Learn more about project final achievements here.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 21:00

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.

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Download the Conference programme here.

Presentations will be available at the INTE-TRANSIT website

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 21:00

INTE-TRANSIT Press release: Final project results_24 June 2015

The INTE-TRANSIT consortium has published the results of two and a half years of leading innovation towards the goal of enabling multimodality and intermodality in large logistics hubs, as are the MED port terminals, during its final event held in Piraeus on 24-25 June 2015. A press released presenting the project's final results have been issued in 24 June 2015 and can be found here

The press release resulted  the following articles in the Greek press:

E-Typos ǁ 24 February 2015 ǁ Read more

Euro2Day.grǁ 24 February 2015 ǁ Read more

ICT Plus ǁ 24 February 2015 ǁ Read more

 Athens-Macedonian News Agencyǁ 24 February 2015 ǁ Read more

dikaiologitika.gr ǁ 24 February 2015 ǁ Read more

The Sea Nation.gr ǁ 24 February 2015 ǁ Read more

Business News.gr ǁ 24 February 2015 ǁ Read more

Sunday, 24 May 2015 21:00

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.

After 3 years of leading innovation, the INTE-TRANSIT consortium cordially invites you 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, at the:

INTE-TRANSIT 2nd International Conference

“Multimodality and intermodality as drivers of change for ports and logistics”,

24-25 June 2015

Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Piraeus, Greece

During this unique event and showcase, you will be able to network with experts and discover the latest developments in the area of ports and logistics. On both conference days, prominent speakers from academia, industry, European and national public authorities, and port operators as PCT/COSCO, VPF, APPA, IAT, SEAbility, CONATECO, AIA, VPF, the European Commission, the European Technology Platform ALICE, the Hellenic Ministry of Transport, among others, will present and discuss, a variety of topics, through dedicated technical sessions and round-table discussions.

Between others, keynote speeches will be delivered by Captain Fu Cheng Qiu, CEO of PCT (COSCO), Vicente del Río,  General Director of Fundación Valenciaport and Dr. Angelos Amditis, Research Director at ICCS/NTUA.

During the conference a number of key topics will be discussed, including :

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

In parallel, posters and demonstrations of the latest technological developments will be exhibited.

The INTE-TRANSIT consortium is looking forward to welcome you at its final event and Conference in Piraeus, Greece, on June 2015. Please find the final programme here.

Registration is now open. Please fill in the conference registration form available here and send it via email to Mrs. Geli Latsa, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Your reservation will be confirmed via email.

Dr. Angelos Amditis

INTE-TRANSIT Coordinator                                                             

Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS) 

Mrs Geli Latsa

INTE-TRANSIT Dissemination Manager

SEAbility LTD.

IMPORTANT:

  • The official language of the conference is English. An English - Greek translation will be also available for the attendees.
  • As the available space for attendees is limited, please register as early as possible.

Download the conference invitation here

Monday, 19 January 2015 22:00

Third INTE-TRANSIT Newsletter

The 3rd INTE-TRANSIT  newsletter is now published! Learn more here

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 22:00

1st International Workshop-Results

1ST INTERN WORKSHOPThe 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.

 During the 1st technical session the current need to trace and monitor containers in maritime transport were also presented from three different points of view: Ignacio Huet, the head of ICT of Noatum, presented the terminal containers view; Sherrie Orzechowski from INTTRA, an e-commerce leading software developer, presented the advances and services offered in terms of monitoring containers by maritime transport companies and finally José García, the head of ICT of the APV, presented the vision and needs of the port community and how the Valenciaportpcs.net platform responds to them.

 During the 2nd session, the vision of the MED ports as well as the operational challenges that they face focusing specifically on Valencia, Koper and Algeciras ports where also presented to the attendees.

The afternoon the 3rd technical session took place during which various companies of the ICT sector presented the latest advances and tools developed to improve traceability and operations in the port domain. This included the automation of port and terminal processes and RFID technology applied to the logistics of vehicles.

 The conference continued the next day with a round table where representatives from the three principal container terminals of the Port of Valencia (Noatum, MSC Terminal and TCV), the terminal of Piraeus (Greece) and the Italian terminal CONATECO participated and analysed the various ICT tools used in logistics, such as the Terminal Operating System, 'business intelligence' tools and automation and monitoring systems, among others.

The 5th and final technical session was dedicated to the progress being made in various European projects of the MED programme: Futuremed, MED-PCS, MEDITA, Smart-Port and Optimizemed. The presentations took place during this Workshop are available for download through the following link:http://www.inte-transit.eu/index.php/en/information-center/publications/1st-international-workshop

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 22:00

A successful 3rd Training activity for INTE-TRANSIT

3rd-TrainingAfter 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.

The training session included the participation of trainers from Valenciaport Foundation, PCT S.A. (Piraeus Container Terminal S.A.), Seability Ltd. (Group HQ), IAT and PESYR I+D,SL.  A poster and demo session took place in parallel in the framework of which the INTE-TRANSIT management server was showcased to the participants. All training presentations are available for download here: http://www.inte-transit.eu/index.php/en/information-center/publications

The next INTE-TRANSIT training events will be organized in Algeciras and Athens within 2015. More information on these upcoming activities will be published shortly.  

Monday, 17 November 2014 22:00

3rd Training Workshop

““Strategic planning in ports and logistics & related security frameworks for container transport and ro-ro””

The INTE-TRANSIT consortium is pleased to invite you to the 3rd training workshop of the project to be held in Valencia, Spain, on 19 November 2014. This 3rd training event, organised by Valencia Port foundation (VPF) with the support of IAT and SEAbility, is aiming to a wide audience including management and administrative staff of ports, general professionals of port authorities and/or logistics activity areas bounded to maritime ports as well as logistics companies.

The trainers are experts coming from experienced and well-known companies and organisations including SEAbility Ltd., Valenciaport Foundation (VPF), Piraeus Container Terminal SA (PCT) and the Andalusian Institute of Technology (IAT).

Besides the technical presentations, a demo and poster session will be available for the attendees. The detailed training programme can be found here.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 21:00

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.


The location of CO.NA.TE.CO as a European node located at the centre of the Mediterranean Basin places and its strategic proximity to international trade routes highlights the attributes of the Port of Naples as an important link between North and South Europe. CO.NA.TE.CO is the leading terminal operator of Naples port and one of the largest operators in Italy. A number of major shipping lines utilise CO.NA.TE.CO as a hub terminal, thanks to its ideal geographical position, which is particularly favourable for transshipment operations and also for its high participation as a gateway for Italian exports. The terminal uses this opportunity to speed up the gate-in and gate-out activities with new OCR system technology, bringing functional improvements to the Port of Naples, reducing road congestion and facilitating the operators and the port users.


The professionals that attended the two training days were from four different countries (Spain, Greece, Italy and Slovenia). What is worth a special mention is the high evaluation score awarded to the event by the attendees, which attained a mean value of in excess of 5 points in a scale from 1 (poor) to 6 (best).


The INTE-TRANSIT project will organise the next training activity in Valencia during the coming October. More details will be published shortly.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 21:00

The 2nd INTE-TRANSIT newsletter out! Learn more here

The 2nd INTE-TRANSIT  newsletter out! Learn more here.

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