Advancing the European Commission’s strategy for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport and Logistics. PLANET & ALICE together at TRA, 14th-17th November, Lisbon

Friday, October 28th, 2022

Accelerating the collaborative transition toward the Physical Internet in the context of the new emerging trade routes by assessing the impact of global trade corridors on the TEN-T network and ensuring effective integration of the European to the global network


The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) consists of hundreds of projects aimed at ensuring cohesion, interconnection and interoperability of all modes of transport across the EU. With TEN-T projects located in every EU member state, numerous challenges are associated with assessing the impact of emerging global trade corridors on the TEN-Ts.

PLANET vision is to advance in 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 and by optimising the use of current & emerging transport modes and technological solutions, while ensuring equitable inclusivity of all participants, increasing the prosperity of nations, preserving the environment, and enhancing Citizens quality of life.

The realization of this vision is what PLANET calls the Integrated Green EU-Global T&L Network (EGTN), which are international logistics systems that: (1) make use of physical and digital infrastructures; (2) aim at operational excellence for customers and external stakeholders; (3) incorporate geo-economic context; (4) are enabled by (disruptive) transport & logistics (T&) concepts and technologies.

In order to achieve PLANET’S vision and the inherent objectives, PLANET aims to understand and analyse the global, geopolitical, commercial and economic imperatives as a way to assess the impact of these emerging global trade corridors on the TEN-T network and to ensure the integration of the European network into the global T&L network. For this purpose, PLANET researchers have investigated the new corridors, analysing the key drivers of these emerging corridors as well as their impact on the TEN-T network.

PLANET’s Living Labs provide the close-to-reality innovation environment for the project. The three LLs (LL1, LL2 and LL3) address the corridor infrastructure issues and the investigation of integration of the respective global corridor with the TEN-T by demonstrating the emerging concepts of the Physical Internet (PI) and technologies such as the Internet of Things and Blockchain in three EU–global real-world corridors (China–EU–US).


PLANET also delivers an Active Blueprint and Road Map, providing guidance and building public & private actor capacity towards the realisation of EGTNs, and facilitating the development of disadvantaged regions. The project engages major T&L stakeholders, contributing to both strategy and technology and has the industry weight and influence to create industry momentum in Federated Logistics and TEN-T’s integration into the Global Network.

PLANET at TRA 2022

At TRA 2022 in Lisbon, you will have the opportunity to learn about the PLANET project in-depth as well as the EGTN platform, a solution that aims to be an inclusive and powerful platform that can be adopted by any size of T&L actor as well as to take one step closer to the realization of the PI paradigm.

You can visit the ALICE booth where you will find representatives of the PLANET project and a video explaining the relevance, vision and mission of the PLANET project.

In addition, at TRA Conference, PLANET will present the paper A blockchain-based architecture and smart contracts for an interoperable Physical Internet (speaker: Harris Niavis, INLECOM) at podium 1.4.1 Efficient and Innovative Logistics, Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 15:00-16:30h. Through this presentation you will be able to understand the solution offered by the EGTN platform, while showcasing you the value of Blockchain interoperability and smart contracts to the PI, an emerging T&L paradigm

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PLANET will showcase the results of the project at the ALICE booth and will welcome all people keen to know more, on:



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