The "ePIcenter" project
Maritime Institute of Gdynia Maritime University as the only Polish research and development organization, in cooperation with PKP S.A, is participating in the ePIcenter (Enhanced Physical Internet-Compatible Earth-frieNdly freight Transportation answER) project.
The consortium consisting of 36 Partners representing leading seaports, key forwarders, logistics providers, research organizations and technology companies has officially initiated ePIcenter project, coordinated by the Port of Antwerp. The project is funded by the European Horizon 2020 programme and has a timeframe of 42 months.
The partners joined forces to provide hands on innovative solutions that turn global supply chain challenges caused by increasing length, complexity and vulnerability into opportunities. The goal will be to enable seamless transport of goods, focusing especially on the technological and operational opportunities that the Physical Internet, synchro-modal operations and other disruptive technologies such as Hyperloop, Industry 4.0 and autonomous vehicles provide.
ePIcenter has a truly global scope, with a number of large scale demonstrators on main shipping routes from Europe to Canada and the US, as well as new trade routes such as the Northern Sea Route and the new Silk Road routes. Technology innovators and environmental experts will collaborate to develop new solutions which increase the efficiency and sustainability of global supply chains.
With result oriented field trials and working with some of the most ambitious players in the trade & logistics sector, ePIcenter commits to create solutions with tangible impact towards the sustainable logistics chain of the future.
Project is being implemented in the Economics and Law Department of Maritime Instiute of Gdynia Maritime University, managed by Marcin Kalinowski.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861584