Clusters 2.0

It will use an Open Network of Logistics Clusters operating in the frame of Ten-T and supporting local, regional and European development, while keeping neutral the local impacts such as congestion, noise, land use and local pollution levels

Clusters 2.0

“If we want to reach the EU objective on modal shift for all transportation beyond 300 km and attract and strengthen competitiveness of local industries at the same time, we need to drive the development of an open collaborative network of hyper connected logistics multimodal clusters building on Ten-T”

The vision of CLUSTERS 2.0

Co-ordination

Enhancing and advancing towards a better co-ordination between logistics actors in clusters

Connectivity

Improving co-ordination and connectivity between European logistics clusters.

Open

Making optimal use of an Open Network of Logistics Clusters

CLUSTERS 2.0 will leverage the full potential of European Logistics Clusters for a sustainable, efficient and fully integrated transport system
What will CLUSTERS 2.0 provide?

CargoStream

Establishing CargoStream a European wide community for freight sharing and collaboration (demand side)

Asset management

Optimized handover and asset management through real time services at depots and terminals

New Loading Units

Developing New Modular Loading Units and innovative handling and transhipment technology to accelerate handling processes within clusters for road and intermodal modes

Governance models

Newly developed governance models introducing the role of a neutral agent forming the basis for new business model

Enhanced services

Enhanced services on the supply side introducing the concept of Proximity Terminal Networks (PTN) enabled by enhanced information and asset management

Regulation

Regulation and policy enhancing the set-up of collaborative cluster environments

Living Labs of CLUSTERS 2.0

Proximity Terminal Network & Cluster Community System

Located at Bologna Freight Village and Trieste Port, it will test and validate the Cluster Community System (CluCS)

Symbiotic Network of Logistics Clusters

Connecting TEN-T corridors’ hubs or hubs considered strategic in Clusters 2.0 together

Innovative Cluster Handling Technology

Meet the team of CLUSTERS 2.0

Kick-off meeting at Dourges

The team

Logistics clusters still do not leverage their full potentials. Clusters 2.0 project has taken the challenge and incorporated all different kind of stakeholders that will be involved in specific Business Cases so value of Clusters 2.0 developments is demonstrated for all different kind of stakeholders participating in the logistics chain. One of the success factors of the project is to validate and demonstrate business cases making use of an Open Network of Logistics Clusters.

To achieve that, Clusters 2.0 incorporates the variety of organizations, roles and competences needed to succeed in this great challenge. It is worthwhile, stressing that many different distinctive key roles and competences are covered with the 29 Clusters 2.0 Partners for Clusters 2.0 project implementation.

ALICE Infoday in Brussels

ALICE Infoday – December 14th December was a busy month. After the Clusters 2.0 executive board and ALICE’s Plenary meeting, our days in Brussels culminated with ALICE’s Info-day and Brokerage Event on H2020 funding opportunities for logistics. More than 90 participants from relevant companies in Europe attended and relevant topics were addressed in order to connect potential partners and to get a complete study of all the possibilities of improvement in the field. Clusters 2.0 was mentioned several times as…

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Fernando Liesa, ALICE General Secretary, alongside Francesc Rosines from Enide, at ALICE Plenary Meeting

ALICE Plenary Meeting – December 13th

Many of the partners who had taken part in Clusters 2.0 executive board met again at ALICE (Alliance for Logistic Innovation through Collaboration in Europe) Plenary meeting in Brussels on December 13th. One of the major topics was the importance of ALICE’s roadmap renewal on Physical Internet, which now targets 2030 instead of 2050 and which will help not only all manufacturing industries, since it means reduced required investments, but also the environment. In this sense, a new ambitious objective…

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Project Executive Board at Brussels

CLUSTERS 2.0 Project Executive Board – December 12th and 13th On December 12th and 13th the Executive Board of Clusters met in Brussels, with the objectives to plan the upcoming innovations to improve the performance of logistic hubs around Europe. Procter & Gamble hosted the meeting, which consisted of important presentations by members from entities such as PTV, Nallian, Interporto di Bologna Innovation, Fraunhofer and more. The board discussed main issues such as supply chain approach, scope and priority within…

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CLUSTERS 2.0 project kick-off meeting

Today, Clusters 2.0 project has initiate their activities: almost 30 different European companies and institutions have gathered in the premises of Euralogistic – CCI Artois, at Dourges, France, to share and discuss the activities and expectations around this ambitious action, aimed to empower the logistics hubs of Europe into a leading position in terms of efficiency and performance while considering the social and environmental impact of logistics.

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Clusters 2.0 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723265
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