The 9th edition of the International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC) took place in Athens from 13-15 June. During this event, the achievements of the 5G-LOGINNOV project were discussed and showcased through various activities, including a Local Stakeholder Event in the Port of Piraeus. Over 100 speakers, 200 attendees, and 15 exhibitors have participated and the presence of the 5G LOGINNOV Project highlighted its significant role in the event, emphasising the transformative potential of 5G technology in the logistics industry.
One of the highlights was the session titled “5G: revolutionising the logistics sector in Europe,” co-organised by the project on 14 June. With the participation of Pavlos Basaras from ICCS and Port of Piraeus’ pilot site leader, the panel explored the multifaceted impact of 5G in the Transport & Logistics (T&L) sector, addressing governance issues, potential solutions, and business aspects. Two representatives from Greek-based start-ups within the 5G-LOGINNOV consortium, Christos Skliros (Technical Director of Hellenic Drones S.A) and Yannis Kopsinis (Co-Founder and CEO of LIBRA AI Technologies), participated in the panel. You can download the presentation here.
On 15 June, Piergiuseppe Di Gregorio from ICOOR & Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia also presented the 5G-LOGINNOV project case study at session 6.C on “5G in Ports and Vessel Automation”.
In addition to the session, the event also highlighted the Greek pilot site and its activities through a Local Stakeholder workshop. Selected participants had the opportunity to take part in a bus tour visiting various port locations, including areas with 5G coverage as part of the 5G-LOGINNOV project. They also had the chance to see the 4K cameras, IoT devices, trucks, and cranes relevant to the project. Overall, the tour provided an insightful look into the areas where the 5G-LOGINNOV trials were conducted.