Kick off ePIcenter project on future-proof logistic chains

June 22, 2020 - Under the coordination of Port of Antwerp, Den Hartogh Logistics together with a consortium of 35 partners representing leading ports, forwarders, cargo owners, logistics providers, knowledge institutes and technology firms officially launched the ePIcenter* project. The project is funded by the European Horizon 2020 programme.

As expert in supply chain visibility Den Hartogh joined forces to provide hands on solutions that turn global supply chain challenges caused by increasing length, complexity and vulnerability into opportunities. The goal will be to enable seamless transport of goods, focusing especially on the technological and operational opportunities that the Physical Internet, synchro-modal operations and other disruptive technologies provide.

ePIcenter has a global scope, with a number of large scale demonstrators on main shipping routes from Europe to Canada and the US, as well as new trade routes such as the Northern Sea Route and the new Silk Road routes. Technology innovators and environmental experts will collaborate to develop new solutions which increase the efficiency and sustainability of global supply chains.

As world-leading provider of specialist multimodal services for bulk products Den Hartogh is the ideal end user for this test case of ePIcenter solutions, providing grounded, real-world opinion and feedback on how to work in a global network. Our expertise in transporting dangerous goods and our partnership with MOLCT will be relevant to standards and design of synchromodal optimisation rules and our strong focus on digitalisation and supply chain visibility will contribute to realising innovative solutions for the supply chain of the future.

With result oriented field trials and working with some of the most ambitious players in the trade & logistics sector, ePIcenter commits to create solutions with tangible impact towards the sustainable logistics chain of the future.

* Enhanced Physical Internet-Compatible Earth-frieNdly freight Transportation answER