The 5G-LOGINNOV project organised its open, final event on the 7th of November in Koper, Slovenia. The event was attended by more than 80 participants who gathered to witness and experience the achievements of 5G-LOGINNOV through a series of presentations, in-depth panel discussions, and live demonstrations of the living labs’ technologies.
The project was initiated in 2020 with the ambitious goal of optimising freight and traffic operations at ports and logistics hubs. Over the subsequent three years, the 15-member project consortium successfully surmounted substantial challenges to deliver high-quality results. At the opening of the event, distinguished speakers delivered keynote presentations, which also highlighted the relevance of the project in the fields of smart ports, logistics and telecommunications. The speakers, who acknowledged and appreciated 5G-LOGINNOV’s role in accelerating the technological development of logistics chains, included:
- Jorge Pereira, 5G-LOGINNOV’s Project officer, DG Connect -European Commission
- Nevenka Kržan, President of the Management Board, Luka Koper
- Vesna Prodnik, Member of the Management Board, Telekom Slovenije
- Srečko Janša, Director-General, Directorate of Aviation and Maritime Transport at Ministry of Infrastructure
- Marko Mišmaš, Director, Agency for Communication Networks and Services (AKOS)
- Dr Uroš Svete, Director, Government Information Security Office
- Igor Žula, President, Slovenian Logistic Association
- Dr Emilija Stojmenova Duh, Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation of the Republic of Slovenia
Then, the participants moved to the premises of the Port of Koper where the key findings from Hamburg, Koper and Athens’ living labs were showcased by all partners. Here, in a marketplace format, participants experienced the importance of 5G connectivity in supporting safe and secure operations by utilising AI- and 5G-enabled video analytics technologies to expedite logistical operations. These services were specifically designed for logistics, port control, and remote automation, which greatly increased overall efficiency and guaranteed a better standard of safety within the project’s parameters.
The discussions held with the invitees and the consortium partners showcased the great interest in 5G technologies and connectivity in the realm of ports and logistic hubs. The project’s efforts clarified the opportunities for the sector, leveraging the most innovative technologies to create efficient synergies among several industries and stakeholders.
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