FENIX FINAL EVENT: SHOWING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS
Source: FENIX Network
The FENIX project was launched in 2019 with the ambition to create the first European federated architecture for data sharing. In the four years that followed, the 45-member project consortium overcame considerable challenges to deliver high-quality results, culminating in an impressive final public event on 8 February 2023. More than 150 people participated in the final event to share the project’s achievements and take in their technological and regulatory impact. In the opening session of the event, distinguished speakers delivered keynote addresses and presentations, which also highlighted the relevance of the project in the global logistics arena. The Rhine-Alpine Corridor Coordinator, Mr Wojciechowski, highlighted the project’s role in digitalising freight transport along the EU core network corridors. He believes that increasing the sector efficiency by enabling B2A/B2B data sharing is a fundamental aspect that FENIX has addressed well. During the day, consortium partners presented the main features of the projects and showcased the excellency of their efforts. Almost all of the project’s 11 pilot sites achieved increased productivity and a reduction of document exchange in their operations through FENIX. An average reduction of about 22% of CO2 emission in logistics operations was registered, directly linked to the project. 11 pilot sites worked on solutions to create the first European federated architecture for data sharing serving the European logistics community of shippers, service providers, mobility infrastructure providers, cities, and authorities. The overall goal has been to offer interoperability between any individual existing and future platforms in the logistics and supply chains in Europe and beyond. See full press release here.
Inland Navigation Week 2023
Source: Image by Waldemar Zielinski from Pixabay
The Inland Navigation Week 2023 will take place on 20-24 March 2023 as a hybrid event in Brussels. It deals with the role, contribution, and potential of Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) towards a greener, more resilient, and integrated European transport system. This event is designed for policymakers, regulators, industry experts and representatives, economic operators and anyone interested in the potential of IWT to become a key partner in Europe’s green, resilient, and integrated transport system. The event comprises a series of insightful and thought-provoking events designed to showcase solutions that promote sustainable transport, reduce CO2 emissions, and enhance the competitiveness of IWT. For more information and registration see: https://www.inlandwaterwaytransport.eu/inland-navigation-week-2023/
CINEA launches a new public dashboard covering all of its projects and programmes
Source: Screenshot CINEA Project Portfolio
The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has launched its online public dashboard bringing together all the programmes that have been entrusted to it by the European Commission. The dashboard will allow everyone to find up to date information about the projects supported in each programme, cross-reference them and extract data for potential re-use. The data visualisations, with multiple attractive maps and graphs, allow users to instantly identify how much funding and how many projects/participants benefit from support from the following programmes:
- The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) in the sectors Transport and Energy
- Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE)
- Horizon Research (Horizon) in the sectors Climate, Energy and Transport
- The European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF)
- The Innovation Fund (InnovFund)
The dashboard includes filter options to delve deeper into specific areas (such as a filter by country or by theme), showing all the corresponding projects across all the programmes. It also has data export options allowing to extract raw data for further analysis and exploitation. For more information, see CINEA public dashboard.
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