PLANET Vision

Advance the European Commission’s strategy for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport and Logistics by

  • efficiently interconnecting infrastructure (TEN-T, Rail-Freight Corridors) with geopolitical developments (e.g. future New Silk Road and emerging trade routes),
  • optimising the use of current & emerging transport modes and technological solutions,
  • ensuring equitable inclusivity of all participants
  • increasing the prosperity of nations,
  • preserving the environment,
  • enhancing Citizens quality of life.

The realization of this vision is what PLANET calls the Integrated Green EU-Global T&L Network (EGTN).

Summary

PLANET addresses the challenges of assessing the impact of emerging global trade corridors on the TEN-T network and ensuring effective integration of the European to the Global Network by focusing in two key R&D pillars:

  • A Geo-economics approach, modelling and specifying the dynamics of new trade routes and their impacts on logistics infrastructure & operations, with specific reference to TEN-T;
  • An EU-Global network enablement through disruptive concepts and technologies (IoT, Blockchain and PI, 5G, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles /automation, hyperloop) which can shape its future and address its shortcomings, aligned to the DTLF concept of a federated network of T&L platforms.

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    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement No. 860274