Deliverables that are open to the public and approved by the EU will be listed here
Deliverable D1.8 ePIGEN Physical Internet Open VISION
Deliverable D1.8 will describe the ePIcenter PI Open Vision (including concept, approach and ambition). It will explain how the ePIcenter consortium expects an ePIGEN of the future to operate, and how the ePIcenter work will accelerate progress to this vision
Deliverable 1.6 Arctic & New Trade Routes Opportunities
This deliverable reviewed the challenges presented to Arctic Shipping to determine the opportunities for creating solutions which will facilitate freight movements while reducing risks to marine wildlife and damage to the environment. It is written by the ePIcenter partner AKER in close cooperation with the Herriot-Watt university, Stena Line, Université de Laval and the Shanghai University.
It is written covering the following three tasks
* Impacts of Shipping on Cetaceans/Marine Wildlife (HEW)
* Geoeconomic & Societal Impact, Economic Viability & Impact on Environment (LAV, SHN, PAN)
* Safety and Operational Viability of Arctic Shipping (STN, AKR, SHN)
Deliverable 5.2 Initial TEN-T & Global Networks recommendations
Summarise the initial findings derived from the analysis done regarding all the European corridors involved in ePIcenter as well as the impact of new silk routes and new arctic routes on the existing TEN-T corridors and corresponding multimodal transfer zones.; D5.2 will also report on the standardisation aspects of the project as well as any co-operation with standardisation bodies and relevant policy recommendations.
Deliverable 5.4 European and International Cooperation including Disadvantaged Regions Initial Findings
ePIcenter is an international cooperation project. Its solutions will be relevant to and benefit the European Union directly. To further dissemination in this EU context, ePIcenter will cluster and liaise with other relevant RDI projects and also other initiatives at European context.
The ePIcenter solutions will also be widely useable in the Global market. In the context of issues such as Global Warming, melting Arctic Ice and resilient supply chains, it is of direct benefit to Europe if countries around the World adopt “green” sustainable practices and technology.
From an economic perspective, commercialization of the ePIcenter innovations for the Global Market would be very desirable in terms of increased exports and revenue, and of course would be of great interest to the developers of these innovations.
Therefore Task 5.5 will specifically focus on the issues facing organizations around the World that could be addressed with ePIcenter solutions. Clearly there will be many similarities, but also important differences. For example end users in Developing Countries do not have the resources to invest in expensive technology, but could quite reasonably benefit from a low-cost cloud-based solution that is accessible over the web.
This task will be led by SAB who will represent the interests of Colombia and the countries nearby in South America, but the consortium includes many global players who have an in-depth knowledge of these regions. For example PoA’s division Port of Antwerp International has operations in South America and Africa; PAN has manufacturing operations in many countries in South East Asia; and DHL has experimented with UAV/drone deliveries of medicines in Africa.
Deliverable 1.3 Arctic and new Trade Routes challenges
This initial report will describe the challenges and complexities relating to Arctic shipping, including a review of current knowledge and research relating to impact on the environment and marine wildlife, along with safety, commercial and operational issues. An initial analysis on how such routes would disrupt global supply chains will be provided, including perspectives gathered by the non-EU partners.ST1.2.1 Impacts of Shipping on Cetaceans/Marine Wildlife (HEW)
Comprehensive review of global literature related to cetaceans and shipping; identification of both Arctic and pan-Arctic cetacean species that have a heightened vulnerability to shipping based on current scientific evidence; assessment on specific types of shipping impacts e.g. strikes, acoustic disturbance and discharge, along with the risks that they pose to cetaceans in the Arctic. Review of management measures for reducing/mitigating shipping impacts on cetaceans.
ST1.2.2 Geoeconomic & Societal Impact, Economic Viability & Impact on Environment (LAV, SHN, PAN)
A clearer picture of destinational and transit traffic will be developed to better understand the possible risks involved with shipping in the Arctic, and the possible economic leverage shipping can present to communities. Shuttle liner operations and transit cargo shipping will be considered.
ST1.2.3 Safety and Operational Viability of Arctic Shipping (STN, AKR, SHN)
Survey of technical, operational and safety issues for Arctic shipping, building on the previous H2020 project SEDNA, as well as ongoing work in China relating to the accuracy of ice models. Potential for exploiting Copernicus, and communication issues and possible mitigation strategies, will be considered also.
Deliverable 1.1 Initial Review of EU / Global Initiatives, Policies and Standards
Summary of the main initiatives, policies and standards impacting international multimodal freight movements, European and Global transport networks, and the use of innovative transport technologies (e.g. electric autonomous vehicles and Hyperloop) as well as visibility and digitalization international methodologies and tools.