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European Integrated Projects (EIP)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] European Integrated Projects (EIP) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]European Integrated Projects (EIP) is an SME consultancy company that provides consulting services for city authorities, operators, and the private sector. EIP primary fields of work are in project and consortium management, stakeholder engagement on sustainability issues, awareness-raising, communications and marketing on sustainability issues and securing funding and project support within European sustainable transport initiatives and EU structural funds.   EIP has a vast experience in stakeholder engagement as it has supported public authorities to improve their internal cooperation and the interaction with internal and external stakeholders.  EIP has additional experience in assessing user’s needs, as it has been involved in several projects where it researched both citizens’ and stakeholders’ needs.    Role in PIONEERS:   EIP will lead Task 2.2 (Understanding and addressing the stakeholders’ needs) and will have a strong role in Task 2.6 (Strategy for uptake of the Master Plan beyond the PIONEERS project lifetime). Moreover, EIP will also participate...

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Antwerp Euroterminal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Antwerp Euroterminal [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Antwerp Euroterminal NV (AET) is the largest multipurpose terminal in Europe specializing in different types of cargo and processes breakbulk, containers, project cargo, heavy lifts, cars, and other RoRo-units on a daily basis.   Located in the Port of Antwerp, AET offers unrivalled connections to the main road, water, and railway networks in Europe, resulting in the aid with onward transport via truck, train, barge or coaster. Therefore, AET plays a pivotal role in keeping Europe’s trade moving, while benefiting its customers, partners, and the community. AET aims to maximise the use of green energy produced by the windmills to charge electrical vehicles, as well as the usage of batteries for peak shaving.   Role in PIONEERS:   AET will participate in the demonstration of battery Storage and Smart Management of Green Energy in terminal operations as the leader of Task 4.5. Additionally, AET will contribute to the Impact Assessment and Process Evaluation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][qodef_button size="small" type="outline"...

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PROCTER & GAMBLE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PROCTER & GAMBLE [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PROCTER & GAMBLE is a global leader in consumer products with thousands of innovators in development centres. The Procter & Gamble Services Company (PGBS)’ Innovation Centre (BIC) performs key activities for holistic product innovation for Fabric and Home Care products and these activities include technology development, consumer understanding, product, package and process design, industrial and brand design as well as engineering.   The engineers and digitization experts develop strategies and approaches for the collaboration and deployment across the plants in Europe and technology avenues such as big data analysis of plant data and process analytics are created and then implemented in the plants in Europe. This is enabled by a collaboration between process R&D experts, process engineers and chemists.    Role in PIONEERS:   P&G runs most of its European Import/Export Business via containers out of the Inland Terminal in Willebroek, which has scheduled Barge connections to the Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam. Therefore,...

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MJC2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] MJC2 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]MJC² is a software house specialising in complex scheduling systems and optimisation algorithms, providing solutions covering areas such as multimodal transport, distribution scheduling, job/duty allocation, demand/workload forecasting and supply chain resilience optimisation.   MJC²'s software is used by large international logistics and manufacturing operations to help make their businesses greener, more efficient and more agile. In addition, MJC² participates in major EU research and innovation projects, leading the development of new optimisation solutions and algorithms that encourage modal shift and allow European and global logistics operations to become greener, while reducing congestion in transport networks.   Role in PIONEERS:   MJC² will lead Task 6.3 of the PIONEERS project, implementing the innovative Cargo Flow Optimiser algorithms and applying them to complex multimodal freight transport operations around the Port of Antwerp. Their focus will be on the technical challenges of addressing very large optimisation problems of this nature, applying innovative logistics scheduling algorithms to facilitate dynamic planning.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][qodef_button...

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University of Antwerp

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] University of Antwerp [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The University of Antwerp has a long-standing tradition in transportation research performed by its institutions and the academic teaching at the University of Antwerp is closely linked to scientific research related to topics like smart road structures and sustainable asphalt pavements.   In the past years, research was performed for companies and high standing research was done into the evaluation of several areas, such as transport investments, mobility policy and the maritime and port sector.   Role in PIONEERS:   As the leader of WP9 (Impact assessment and process evaluation), the University of Antwerp is responsible for the development of the baseline scenario and the quantification of the lighthouse port innovations in the fellow ports. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][qodef_button size="small" type="outline" target="_self" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="Website" link="https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Magellan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Magellan [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Magellan is a non-profit private law association for the representation of Portuguese interests abroad and is engaged in the promotion and advocacy of entities abroad, namely near the European Union institutions. Magellan seeks to understand and identify trends and bring companies and other entities closer to the opportunities offered by European institutions, including public contracts, grants, and financial instruments.   In addition to supporting other entities applications, Magellan has a broad experience participating either as beneficiary or as subcontractor in large European consortia since 2014. The chief areas of Magellan’s work and specialisation are Transport, Environment and Circular Economy, which translate into large involvement in the deployment of a series of activities and projects in their realm: advocacy, consultancy, project management, communication, dissemination and access to funds and event organisation.   Role in PIONEERS:   As leader of WP10 (Scale-Up: Cross-cooperation, Communication and Dissemination) and Task 3.2 (Identification of stakeholders and user needs), Magellan will play...

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Akkodis

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Akkodis [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Akkodis (now being the trademark of AKKA) is a global Smart Industry Powerhouse delivering Digital Engineering, IT, and Research & Development services in key industries: Automotive & Transportation; Aerospace & Defense; Energy & Clean Technology; Banking & Financial Services; Information & Communications Technology; Manufacturing & Logistics; Life Sciences & Healthcare. We are a diverse team of 50,000 engineers and digital experts, operating across 30 countries. Akkodis has chosen autonomous technologies as a key element of its growth strategy and has perfectly anticipated the applications of autonomous systems in the mobility sector and has worked on several R&D topics on full autonomous driving. Akkodis Research combines new trends, technologies, and applications from a diverse range of sectors such as aerospace, automotive and railway, demonstrating a broad range of skills.   Role in PIONEERS:   Akkodis' main contribution to the project will focus on the development, implementation, and execution of a “Logistic-as-service” demo case enabling autonomous transport of containers at...

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PSA Antwerp

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PSA Antwerp [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PSA Antwerp is part of PSA International, one of the largest port groups in the world with over two centuries of port management experience. As the port operator of choice in the world's gateway hubs, PSA is renewed for best-in-class services and successful partnerships.   PSAA is the largest container handler in the Port of Antwerp, capable of handling the world's largest vessels with a proven track record of high productivity and its terminals have trimodal access and are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities, and equipment. Moreover, PSA Antwerp and its hinterland partners also offer an extensive network of hinterland connections.   Role in PIONEERS:   As the terminal operator hosting the Green Straddle Carrier evaluation program, the PSAA will provide access to its terminal to evaluate solutions during real-life operations, providing support from operations, safety, and regulations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][qodef_button size="small" type="outline" target="_self" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="Website" link="https://www.psa-antwerp.be/en"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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ICCS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ICCS [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit academic research body that carries out research and development activities in several areas, such as telecommunications, systems and techniques, software and hardware engineering and transport applications.   Within ICCS, the I-SENSE Research Group is very active in areas dealing with Intelligent Transportation Systems, wearables and IoT applications for improved transport and mobility and innovative middleware/Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution for many application domains, such as environment, water, and logistics. ICCS has also coordinated and participated in numerous research and development activities in the framework of both European and national projects.    Role in PIONEERS:   As the Technical Manager, ICCS will co-define the requirements for the project innovations, the alignment of specifications and the monitoring of the deployment of project innovations to the relative ports. Moreover, ICCS will support the wider engagement of the freight transport and logistics stakeholders through its strategic relationships with...

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Vectos

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Vectos [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Vectos is a transport planning and infrastructure design consultancy with experience leading international research and development projects across Europe and beyond. By supporting the development, piloting, and evaluation of the latest innovations in urban mobility and logistics related to carbon emissions reductions, Vectos fully recognises the importance of integrating energy and transport systems in order to reach the Green Deal objectives. Regarding green ports, Vectos was the Innovation WP leader in the recently concluded CIVITAS PORTIS project and provides strategic planning advice to Associated British Ports, optimising the use of land while ensuring the continuity and efficiency of port operations.   Role in PIONEERS:   Vectos will provide input to the WP1 (Innovation Process) and lead WP8 (Co-transferability of PIONEERS innovations), working together with partners across the four ports to understand the specific opportunities and challenges of transferring demonstrations to their context, resulting in Action Plans for testing, implementation and scale-up of green ports solutions....

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