NGS and EGerLink successfully presented the Horizon 2020 Project ICONET at this year’s Intermodal Europe in Hamburg
Intermodal Europe is “the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries and covers all areas of containers transport and logistics across road, rail and sea. The event provides an invaluable industry forum, bringing together high-quality speaker and key exhibitors.”
The ICONET project, focusing on the vision and implementation of the Physical Internet was presented by Alessandro Vaglini from NGS and Britta Balden from EGerLink at the Innovation Theater in the course of the session “ IoT and Smart Container Forum” under the moderation of Alan Robertson.
The Physical Internet is a vision of how physical objects might be moved via a set of processes, procedures, systems and mechanisms from an origin point to a desired destination in a manner analogous to how the Internet moves packets of information from a host computer to another host computer. The use of IoT Devices is the enabling technology to bring this vision into practice. The Alice Road Map foresees its implementation within the upcoming 20 to 30 Years. However, leading international E-commerce and Logistics companies have already Physical Intranets in place. Will they be the trendsetters? Governments and International Agencies push to a fast development of the PI on an Intermodal level. This will bring opportunities for new and competitive digital business models, many of them not even imagined from today’s perspective, with new players and new value propositions.