ALICE newsletter - X, XI 2022
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Celebrating Innovation in Logistics 


     What is worth reading in this edition:

  Upcoming webinars and events
  What you missed

On the 11th and the 12th of November ALICE was in Sopot for the kick-off meeting of a new ambitious HE project: Cristal (Climate Resilient and environmentally sustainable transport infrastructure with a focus on Inland Waterway Transport). Cristal project focuses on the development of inland waterways transport and its infrastructure. The objective is to create an innovative technology for monitoring transport chains and directing further development of business models that include river transport as an integrated part of the whole multimodal chains.
On the 23rd of November, ALICE organized a technical visit hosted by Colruyt group. Leading industry members from retail, FMCG, logistics and postal/parcel delivery attended the day.
Colruyt Group presented the company roadmap towards decarbonization by 2035 and shared the main lines of action towards this objective. ALICE members could exchange views on remaining challenges to address before that can happen.

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ICCS – the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems/ NTUA and ALICE – Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe are delighted to announce that IPIC2023, the flagship conference on the Physical Internet, will be taking place on 13-15 June in Athens Greece. This year’s conference will be focusing on Physical Internet as a suitable approach to overcome the latest breakthroughs.

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In November the team at UIC Freight showcased its core activities and future projects. Over the course of the month, technical webinars and several logistics events on wagon exchange and braking were held.

Next event:
The growing interest around the long-term vision of the Physical Internet (PI) inspired many local, national, and international projects and initiatives.
The session will focus on PI network layers, service layers, and intranets (local living labs). Four different projects and initiatives will present their work that touches upon different design settings and dimensions of freight flow.

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A significant number of initiatives have been started to create the architecture and operational processes in line with the general EU philosophy: data should be easily shared and a level playing field should be created in which all stakeholders can benefit from the added value of data sharing can deliver. 
The webinar will provide a broader perspective of the digital developments relevant to supply chain processes by hosting speakers from the EU, governments, and business partners.

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How the transition towards sustainable urban logistics can be facilitated? 
This workshop hosted by the ENTRANCE project and the Driving Urban Transition Programme (DUT) will provide some insights and try to answer this question by gathering key feedback from stakeholders attending, that will proactively participate across separate interactive sessions.

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In this session held on 21st November, Dr. Louise De Tremerie, Transport Policy Advisor of MEP Van Brempt, provided ALICE members with an important update on the progress of the most relevant dossiers on transport, the EP is about to regulate in 2023:
  • Revision of the Directive on Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure (AFIR)
  • Revision of the Renewable Energy Directive.
  • FUEL EU Maritime
  • Revision of CO2 emission performance standards.
  • Revision of the EU emission trading system (ETS)
ALICE stands with the EU's ambition of reducing 55% emissions by 2030 and reaching climate neutrality by 2050 and provided its views on the initiatives envisioned in the ‘Fit for 55’ climate package as part of ALICE's position paper on FIT for 55.

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Last 31st October ALICE launched a new call to identify concrete examples in which R&I projects’ results have been deployed and introduced to the market as commercial solutions, generated a new market, or contributed to new policies or regulations on multimodal freight transport ​corridors & networks.
Implementation cases are concrete examples in which causal links between public R&I funding and technology, organizational, or process innovation in a specific logistics area can be established. 

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In 2022, ALICE and POLIS launched a joint webinar series to improve the dialogue between public and private sector on various issues on urban logistics and enable a more dynamic and integrated approach to planning and managing urban space.
Hyperloop is a fast-developing technology with a set number of global technology developers who most recently have clearly shifted their focus towards cargo. Last November 8th we launched the first webinar on this topic to provide more insight on this new futuristic rail transport mode that could reshape how we intend the transport. 
Add-in components in ALICE! 
Last 9th November we started the activities of the Digital Twin group (ALICE Systems & Technologies for Interconnected Logistics). In the first meeting applications, benefits, and barriers of the use of DTs through presentations of use cases were discussed in an interactive session to capture the interest of the partners around Digital Twins.

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To acknowledge the achievements and inspire the R&I community of the logistics sector, ALICE launched the Innovation Awards. The 3rd award has been focused on successful implementation cases stemming from R& I projects in improving efficiency and sustainability of logistics nodes.
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