The ambition of this Roadmap is the achievement of EU wide co-modal transport services within a well synchronized, smart and seamless network, supported by corridors and hubs, providing optimal support to supply chains. It involves a step change from the current system, towards the ultimate vision of the Physical Internet, by synchronizing intermodal services between modes and with shippers with different speeds and leadtimes, (referred to as Synchromodality), aligning equipment and services on corridors and hubs and integrating these into networks.
So far, network integration has been focused on interconnectivity and interoperability of transport processes and equipment. Integration has been achieved only partially at the TEN-T core network level, without alignment of hubs and corridors specifically for freight transport. There is a poor match between requirements of door-to-door freight services within Europe and the supporting pan-European infrastructure. In addition, important dynamic qualities of the transport system such as flexibility, resilience and responsiveness are still underdeveloped. Thirdly, integration has not been achieved in the vertical sense, aligning transport services with supply chain requirements of manufacturers, distributors and the wholesale sector. Freight services are, therefore, insufficiently customer-oriented to serve increasingly diverse client’s needs.
Europe’s Rail Partnership
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Physical Internet (PI) aims at facilitating structural collaboration across logistics and supply chain actors achieving more efficient transport and logistics and supporting its decarbonization in an affordable way. Physical Internet proposes to build open and universal standard processes and protocols Read more
The Award Selection Committee has chosen the winners of the fourth ALICE Logistics Innovation Award, dedicated to Logistic Networks. The Selection Committee has decided to give awards to three categories: Gold award; Silver award; two Bronze awards. The Winners The Read more
The next Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2024 will take place in Dublin! The theme will be Transport Transitions: “Advancing Sustainable and Inclusive Mobility”. We invite all stakeholders working in transport and mobility research to send their contribution to the next Read more
EU-funded research and innovation projects in the transport sector have played an important role in advancing innovations, accelerating digitalisation of the sector, reducing emissions and pollution, improving efficiency, and strengthening competitiveness. Although dissemination and exploitation have always been an important Read more
Why this webinar The ALICE Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) group has been formed with the intention to contribute to creating links across projects by supporting cross-fertilization, and to share innovative initiatives as well as technologies in the IWT sector that are Read more
In the past few decades, the logistics sector has experienced revolutionary shifts in technologies, business models, policies and legislation facilitated by funded R&I projects. To acknowledge the achievements and inspire the logistics sector R&I community, ALICE launched the Innovation Award Read more
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Download the Roadmap In response to the Paris Agreement, more and more governments, associations, and businesses are setting bold climate targets. As set out in the European Green Deal, the ambition for Europe is to be the first climate-neutral continent Read more
Download the document In response to the Paris Agreement, more and more governments, associations and businesses are setting bold climate targets. The European Commission presented the European Green Deal yesterday with the ambition for Europe to be the first Read more