INTE-TRANSIT has successfully organised its 1st Training Activityon 6-7 November 2013, in Seville. The INTE-TRANSIT project, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the MED Programme, aims to a better logistics organization of MED ports and logistics areas through the use of modern ICT technologies and to establish a framework for cooperation between stakeholders in the Mediterranean countries for the exchange of best practices, cooperation and personnel training.
The 1st Training session was hosted and organised by the IAT with the active support by SEAbility, responsible for all dissemination activities and training. Approximately 50 stakeholders participated in this event, including management and administrative staff of ports, general professionals of port authorities and/or logistics activity areas bound to maritime ports as well as logistics companies and members of the project Consortium. In the framework of the 1st INTE-TRANSIT Training Activity, participants explored and gained more in-depth knowledge about different technologies such as RFID, OCR, Port Management Systems, etc., through technical presentations and discussions.
More specifically, the topics addressed during this 1st Training Session entitled: ” ICT solutions oriented towards the monitoring and positioning of containers and ro – ro: Container logistics using modern ICT technologies” were the following:
- Container-driven developments in modern shipping and port operations & logistics. Implementation of ICT solutions and lessons learned.
- Description of port operations and challenges resulting from thick stacking and automated procedures.
- Containers and yard equipment monitoring and positioning.
- Information and management systems for port and logistics operations and how they are addressing the issue of system integration.
- Modelling and simulation techniques and how they can improve efficiency; description of the VSM methodology.
The trainers were experts coming from experienced and well-known companies and organisations including SEAbility Ltd., the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), the Piraeus Container Terminal SA (PCT) and the Andalusian Institute of Technology (IAT). In addition, trainees had the opportunity to experience different technologies, in the framework of a virtual technology lab that was organised in parallel, with the kind contribution of relevant companies and research institutes such as AT4 Wireless, Telvent Transportation, TRANSKAL, IAT- Esfera and ICCS.
This event was the first of a series of training activities that will be organised during 2014 and 2015 in Naples, Algeciras, Valencia and Athens.
The material presented in this 1st Training Activity is also available here.