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