SOCIETAL’s sister research unit, and founding organisation, the Institute of Logistics, Infrastructure, Supply and Transportation (LIST) at the University of Northampton is part of the AEOLIX consortium whose project made a big impact in Geneva with the United Nations.
AEOLIX project coordinator, Mr Eusebiu Catana, presented the data sharing network at the UNECE meeting on “Automation in Transport: Digitalization and e-documents as enablers of growth and development” which took place on 19 February 2019 in Geneva.
The session had been co-organised with IRU as part of the Inland Transport Week and took place concurrently with the restricted segment of the ITC on the adoption of the ITC Strategy 2030, thus enabling non-governmental high-level participants, who cannot attend the restricted session, as well as larger country delegations to engage in a meaningful dialogue on the benefits of digitalization – e.g. through eTIR – for trade, growth and development and on addressing existing regulatory, political and technical bottlenecks.
Mr Catana stressed the need for a harmonised data sharing platform in the logistics sector and the importance of digitalization in logistics. The majority of the attendees considered AEOLIX as a potential solution, by enabling the use of logistics information in the value chain by implementing transport multimodality in supporting logistics-related decisions.
SOCIETAL and LIST are excited about these positive recognitions and look forward to further contributing to this project, and the follow up outputs and models it brings.
For more information about the project, visit: http://aeolix.eu/