Innovation projects highlighted

Urban Logistics projects

Coaps (AIR Institute)

Collection and analysis of data on crowding in public spaces for the benefit of public transport and mobility in cities. More information

SmartEnCity (CARTIF)

Lighthouse project, coordinated by TECNALIA, which will demonstrate in Vitoria, Sonderborg and Tartu an integral sustainable urban regeneration model based on innovative technological solutions for energy, transport and ICTs, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral cities. Lecce and Asenovgrad, follower cities, ensure the replicability of the model. CARTIF leads the evaluation of the impact of the actions of the whole project. More information


CITYlogin, a sustainable last mile urban distribution company, in collaboration with the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT), launches the last mile logistics pilot of goods in the framework of the European collaborative project LEAD. This public-private collaboration has led to the creation of a micro hub for on-demand logistics operations located in the underground car park facilities of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor. The implementation of these micro logistics hubs is part of the measures included in the Madrid 360º Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Freilot (Clúster de movilidad y logística de Euskadi)

The FREILOT service aims to drastically increase energy efficiency in road freight transport in urban areas through a comprehensive treatment of traffic management, fleet management, the delivery vehicle and its driver, and to demonstrate in four related pilot projects that fuel consumption reductions of up to 25% in urban areas are feasible. More information.


CONDUCTOR seeks to develop advanced and multimodal traffic management solutions that enable efficient transport of passengers and goods, through prioritisation measures for certain vehicles and fleets that take into account the progressive deployment of the autonomous vehicle. Deusto and Nommon will collaborate on a use case in Madrid related to urban freight distribution and public transport. More information

SENATOR (Deusto)

The main objective of SENATOR project is to provide four governance schemes for urban planning policies, such as User demand planning, Transport planning and City infrastructure management. More information


ENTRANCE offers an innovative European online platform to find partners, as well as additional services, all designed to mobilise financial resources and accelerate market access and scale-up of new sustainable transport solutions, reducing CO2 emissions and pollutants in Europe caused by the transport and mobility sector. More information


The LEAD project will create digital twins of urban logistics networks in six cities, to support experimentation and decision-making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban environment. Innovative solutions for city logistics will be represented by a set of value case scenarios, which address the requirements of the on-demand economy while aligning competing interests and creating value for all stakeholders. More information


To have real-time information on the temperature of shipments, improving the quality of service. It highlights the speed, flexibility and scalability of IoT technology for temperature control from origin to destination by means of devices placed in the customer’s cold rooms, vehicles and trailers, among others. More information.


The SPROUT project has a consortium of 29 members, coordinated by Zaragoza Logistics Center and composed of European and non-European cities and regions, international organisations, urban transport authorities and road operators, research centres and networks and universities. Its main objective is to put cities at the centre of the urban mobility transition. The project focuses on the development of new knowledge and practice-based tools to solve mobility challenges related to both passenger and freight transport in six pilot cities. More information


Large-scale demonstration project, led by CARTIF, whose main objective is to develop and validate in three lighthouse cities (Valladolid-Spain, Nottingham-UK and Tepebaşı-Turkey) a holistic and replicable urban regeneration model that facilitates the process of transforming urban environments into more sustainable and smarter areas. To ensure the replicability of the model two follower cities (Seraing-Belgium and Miskolc-Hungary) participate in the project. More information

Shared micro depots for urban pickup and delivery) (CENIT)

Urban space is limited and shrinking more and more each year. For logistics service providers, retailers and even urban residents, the last mile of goods further exacerbates the congestion of these urban spaces. “Shared micro depots for urban pick-up and delivery (SMUDs) address today’s inefficient approaches to space utilisation and pollution prevention. SMUDs provide a publicly acceptable solution for last mile delivery to be operated for the benefit of urban residents.  The SMUD implementation process is evaluated within two living laboratories in the cities of Helmond (NL) and Helsinki (FI). Further support for future micro depots is developed through a roadmap and an implementation programme, as well as a toolbox with a wide range of solutions and best practices regarding e.g. planning and site selection, functional and architectural design and business models offering services for B2B, B2C and C2C.


European CIP project that aims to develop, implement, adapt to existing services and implement five advanced services in seven different environments (Arad, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Frankfurt, Thessaloniki, Trieste and Vigo): CO2 footprint estimation and tracking; multimodal loader, smart truck parking and unloading area management; efficient driving support; and priority and speed advice in order to demonstrate that cooperative logistics services (including smart loading) combined with existing freight services result in more sustainable and economically efficient freight transport. More information. More infomation.


Successful e-learning for sustainable last mile logistics. The aim of SUSMILE is to develop a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and related e-learning resources for VET providers to train their students in new, practical and innovative concepts related to sustainable last mile logistics. As a result of this project an e-learning module will be developed together with a tailored module kit as well as a serious last mile focused video game. More infomation. SUSMILE website.

POSTLowCIT (Deusto)

The main objective of this project is to improve the efficiency and sustainability of goods delivery systems, to incorporate electric vehicles in the last mile, to boost the deployment of autogas by promoting it as an alternative fuel for long-distance transport, and to develop a more efficient distribution network model. More information


Research and development services for multifunctional modular autonomous electric vehicles, as well as implementation of a living lab for last mile logistics. More information on this link, on this link and on este enlace.


DIGIZITY is the result of the union of bus manufacturers, engines, components and on-board systems, telecommunications equipment and a large fleet operator. Through the solution it will provide, Zaragoza will be the scene of a zero-emissions city and will promote sustainable mobility with the transition from private vehicles to public transport. More information


CityTOOL Technology Platform for the Intelligent and Sustainable Management of Transport and Urban and Territorial Mobility with the aim of making the Smart City concept a reality in the field of urban mobility, providing managers and agents responsible for mobility with a comprehensive, unified and intelligent vision of all urban mobility data and services, aimed at achieving more sustainable mobility.

The aim, by Vicomtech, of implementing tools for the management and monitoring of various processes and indicators in the city (Hazitek 2016).

For its part, DeustoTech is collaborating in the design and implementation of the CityTOOL technological platform, which integrates capture and sensor systems for operational services (urban and territorial mobility) and non-operational services (citizen information services and open data platform).

More information on this link and on this link.


El proyecto SOLUTIONSplus tiene como objetivo establecer una plataforma global para The SOLUTIONSplus project aims to establish a global platform for shared, public and commercial electric mobility solutions and to start the transition towards low-carbon urban mobility. The project work plan encompasses city-level demonstrators to test different types of innovative and integrated electric mobility solutions, vehicle and user-level demonstrators, complemented by scaling-up and replication activities.

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Port Logistics projects

Identification of needs and opportunities for collaboration for the Energy Transition in Spanish Ports

In collaboration between Logistop’s Decarbonisation and Port Logistics Working Groups, the project “Identification of needs and opportunities for collaboration for Energy Transition in Spanish Ports” has been launched.

The aim of this project is to carry out an analysis of the initiatives and projects of the different Port Authorities in the fields of energy and digital transition that can structure a collaboration between the participants in order to subsequently access national and/or European funding.


A system for identifying, alerting, locating, tracing and keeping afloat maritime containers that fall into the sea during transport and allowing them to be rescued.

COBS – Container Overboard System, is a system that immediately alerts about the loss of a container, identifies which one has been lost and informs about its location in real time, which allows containment measures to be taken as soon as possible. In addition, it has a buoyancy system that prevents the container from sinking so that it can be rescued.

All of this reduces the impact on the logistics chain, the potential recovery of the cargo, avoids the risk of collision with other vessels and also helps to determine the causes of the incident, which currently creates enormous difficulties when it comes to defining responsibilities.

The system is designed to be simply attached to the container and both the buoyancy system and the tracking system are activated when the container falls into the sea. COBS is based on the principle of life raft operation, but applied to an asset, in this case the container. More information


Development of an artificial intelligence and low-cost sensor system to control and reduce the impact of diffuse particle emissions in port environments. These technologies offer high added value solutions that will allow PortCastelló and companies in the port sector to improve their economic competitiveness while improving their eco-efficiency and sustainability parameters, strategic lines of PortCastelló.

The MACHSENSE solution will provide a digital platform capable of estimating the impact of diffuse particles in port environments, which will allow Port Authorities to minimise the environmental, economic and social impact of their actions and also to plan bulk operations in the event of possible adverse conditions. More information

ECO-GATE (AP de Gijón)

The Port Authority of Gijón participates as a partner in the project “ECO-GATE: European COrridors for natural GAs Transport Efficiency”, whose general objective is to study the efficiency of the conventional and renewable NGV market throughout the Atlantic Corridor (Portugal, Spain and France) and its interconnection with the Rhine-Danube Corridor to Heddesheim (Germany), the Mediterranean Corridor, through new technologies and innovative solutions for the supply of logistics services, cleaner fuels, refuelling, infrastructure manufacturers, vehicles and components and operational processes. More information

Blue Atlantic Port Services (AP de Gijón)

The Port Authority of Gijón participates as a partner in this European project dedicated to carrying out a series of pilot tests, dissemination actions and technical studies with the aim of promoting the preparation of reception and treatment facilities for ballast water and other types of waste in the ports of the Atlantic arc, within the framework of the adoption of the IMO international convention for the control and management of ballast water and sediments from ships. More information


LASH FIRE (Legislative Assessment for Fire Safety Risks and Innovations in the Ro-Ro Environment) is an international research project that aims to significantly reduce the risk of fires on board ro-ro vessels.  Bringing together 26 project partners from 13 EU Member States to investigate cost-effective measures to mitigate the risk of ro-ro space fires, LASH FIRE aims to provide a recognised technical basis for the revision of international IMO regulations, thereby greatly improving fire prevention and ensuring fire management on ro-ro vessels without resorting to external intervention.  Taking a holistic approach to the problem, the ultimate goal of LASH FIRE is to build European industry knowledge to address the technical challenges of these updated rules, enhancing shipyards, system providers and other industries to develop and build safer and more competitive ships for sustainable transport. More information.


Optimization of the Efficiency of Port Processes through Advanced Information Collection and Analysis Techniques. With the objective of generating a technological platform that will support port processes. This support will be materialized in a series of technological tools and solutions that will focus on the collection of data and information necessary to know in a reliable way and in real time the port reality, in order to improve port processes, after a process of analysis of this reality. More information on this link and on this link.

Neptune - Port Logistics (Clúster de movilidad y logística de Euskadi)

Project aimed at developing new cross-sectoral value chains. To help SMEs and other stakeholders identify market trends and opportunities and support the incubation of innovative projects and ideas in the water industry. More information.


It is an infrastructure project co-financed by the European Commission through the CEF program. The project is fully aligned with the objectives of the Mediterranean Corridor, one of the nine TEN-T corridors in which the Port of Valencia is a key node. In addition, the project fits perfectly into the Strategic Plan of the Port Authority of Valencia, which has as its main objective the integration of the Port of Valencia into the national and European infrastructure networks, contributing to the competitiveness of its industrial hub by improving connections to and from its hinterland. The CONNECT Valenciaport project is part of a global and ambitious project aimed at improving the accessibility of the port of Valencia by sea and land.

In particular, the project concerns the improvement of the rail infrastructure, including studies and construction works, and addresses the most urgent problems affecting the rail infrastructure of the Port of Valencia. More specifically, it proposes to address the lack of interoperability of the port’s rail infrastructure with the Mediterranean Corridor. More information.

iTerminals 4.0 (Fundación Valenciaport)

El proyecto iTerminals 4.0 comprende un estudio con implementación de proyectos piloto en operaciones reales en terminales portuarias de contenedores europeas. El proyecto se orienta hacia la digitalización de las operaciones portuarias y la adopción de tecnologías de Industria 4.0 en el sector portuario. Con este proyecto se espera ofrecer un amplio abanico de beneficios derivados de la transformación digital de las operaciones portuarias en términos de aumento de eficiencia operativa, (ciber) seguridad, reducción de costes y disminución de la huella de carbono. Las nuevas soluciones de IoT y los pilotos planteados en el proyecto se desarrollarán en ocho terminales de contenedores estratégicas localizadas ​​en ocho puertos de la denominada red Core de la red Trans-Europea de Transporte: Amberes, Hamburgo, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Rouen, Malta, Sines y Génova.

Las actividades piloto servirán para mejorar, adaptar y demostrar la viabilidad de las soluciones propuestas, así como sus beneficios, antes de implementarlas a gran escala. El proyecto evaluará los pilotos de Industria 4.0 aplicados al entorno operacional de las terminales de contenedores seleccionadas, incluyendo la implantación de nuevas redes de sensores en equipos portuarios, el diseño algoritmos de predicción y la aplicación de inteligencia artificial a los modelos actuales de business intelligence utilizados por las terminales de contenedores. More information.

MOSES (Fundación Valenciaport)

El proyecto MOSES tiene como objetivo mejorar el componente SSS de la cadena de suministro de contenedores mediante una serie de innovaciones que incluyen buques innovadores y la optimización de las operaciones logísticas. El resultado final del proyecto será un rediseño completo de la operativa portuaria basada en la operación con feeder con medios propios de manipulación de contenedores y que no dependa de la disponibilidad de práctico o remolcadores para entrar en puerto. Con respecto a la participación de la Fundación Valenciaport, su principal rol es analizar cómo se verá afectada la operativa portuaria e identificar modificaciones que es necesario realizar en los sistemas de notificación a buque/puerto, operativa de terminales de contenedores, sistemas de carga de baterías del buque hibrido y estudiar los flujos de carga entre el puerto de Valencia y puertos de mediano tamaño.  More information.

SMILE (Fundación Valenciaport)

The main objective of the SMILE project was to contribute to the development of smart and energy efficient Mediterranean cities through the testing of smart solutions in the field of urban logistics in order to reduce energy consumption, emissions, noise and traffic congestion. Six cities participated in this project: Piraeus, Bologna, Montpellier, Rijeka, Barcelona and Valencia. Specifically, in Valencia, an electric mobility pilot was launched focusing on last mile parcel delivery, using electrically assisted tricycles and supported by a micro distribution platform. This pilot was carried out between October 2014 and January 2015.


The IW-NET project aims to realise a digital twin to carry out a multimodal optimisation process across the EU transport system, increasing the intermodal share of inland waterway transport and supporting the EC’s ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport by two thirds by 2050. More information.


“5G Maritime” is a project that aims to validate the location of ships in real time and with great precision, obtaining image data that complement the information from the port’s current geolocation systems (AIS geopositioning system and radar). The pilot is based on a pioneering technological solution that combines artificial intelligence and cloud computing with edge computing technology (edge computing are computational processes carried out at the end of the network closest to the user to avoid sending massive data and processing them in distant servers or data centres, significantly reducing latency and improving bandwidth consumption) and ultra-fast, low-latency communications with commercial 5G network.

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The great idea of creating the digital twin of a port thanks to 5G.

The Port of Huelva has created a virtual simulation of its infrastructures which, thanks to 5G technology, allows it to simulate all its activity in order to plan a very efficient management of road traffic in real time.

The main task carried out by a port such as the Port of Huelva is the control of the goods passing through it. This requires making decisions about which lorries have priority over others, depending on the cargo they are carrying. Manuel Francisco Martínez Torres, Head of the Technology Department of the Port Authority of Huelva, explains how they have responded to this need thanks to Vodafone’s 5G. The fifth generation of mobile connectivity allows real-time images of what is happening in the Port to be collected. With this information, a digital twin is created; in other words, a virtual recreation of the real world which, as Manuel Francisco points out, even allows the port to make assumptions that would simulate what real behaviour would be like if one decision or another were adopted. The result is highly efficient management.

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Proposal for Technical Assistance and Consultancy for the elaboration of a Sustainable Energy Plan for the Port of Motril

In collaboration between the Decarbonisation and Port Logistics Working Groups of Logistop, this project has been launched to develop a proposal for technical assistance and consultancy for the development of a Sustainable Energy Plan in the form of a Roadmap to achieve the decarbonisation of the logistic-port operations of the Port of Motril and the transformation of the Port of Motril into an environmentally sustainable “energy island” with zero-emissions with the horizon of 2030.


The IDAE (Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving), which depends on the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, grants the Port Authority of Castellón aid for the energy renovation of infrastructures. The purpose of the approved project is to improve the energy efficiency of the facilities linked to the exterior lighting of the Port of Castellón, replacing the current luminaires with LED technology (high efficiency and reduced consumption).

The actions to be carried out include: replacement of 761 luminaires, refurbishment of 4 secondary lighting control centres, adaptation of the earthing installation in certain areas, replacement of the power line, adaptation of 13 connection points located in different transformation centres, remote management system for 87 luminaires and technical assistance.

This project shows once again the clear and firm commitment of the Port Authority of Castellón to sustainability, and as our Mission states in our Strategic Plan “Promoting the blue transition to connect us to a better world”, incorporating innovation and sustainability in the principles of all our actions. More information


The VIPE project aims to develop a control, monitoring and early warning system based on the geometric evolution of damage to port infrastructure.

The main objective of the VIPE project is to improve the service levels of the port and its concessions by providing tools of high technological value to support decision-making in port management and operation. The project has a major impact in the areas of: i) infrastructure reliability, ii) conservation and maintenance, iii) design and execution of maritime or land works, iv) capacity analysis, v) investment justification, vi) indirect monitoring of concessions and activities in the concessioned areas.

The proposed solution mainly integrates three key technologies such as satellite RADAR, Artificial Intelligence and data management platforms, aimed at their direct consolidation in port IT architectures or their publication in existing visualisation and value-added platforms.

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CORE LNGas Hive (AP de Gijón)

The Port Authority of Gijón has participated as a partner since 2015 in the CORE LNGas Hive project, led by ENAGAS and with the participation of more than 30 partners. The project aims to develop an integrated, safe and efficient logistics chain for the supply of liquefied natural gas, LNG (small scale and bunkering) as fuel in the transport sector, especially maritime, in the Iberian Peninsula. More information


The LNGHIVE2 VESSELS DEMAND: GREEN AND SMART LINKS – LNG solutions for smart maritime links in Spanish Core ports project includes the adaptation of five vessels to be fuelled with LNG (Abel Matutes, Nápoles, Sicilia, Bahama Mama and Martín i Soler), adapting the vessels’ current main engines without the need to replace them with new ones. More information


The PIONEERS consortium (Portable Innovation Open Network for Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Solutions) involves CENIT working together with other leading international think tanks, ports, terminal and transport operators, technology developers and public entities to form a leading voice in the greening of European ports, showcasing solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in ports and safeguarding competitiveness. PIONEERS brings together the ports of Antwerp, Barcelona, Constanta and Venlo to address the challenge for European ports to reduce GHG emissions and meet Green Deal targets, while remaining competitive and committed to blue growth.  The ports will implement a total of 19 green port innovation demonstrations in four main pillars: clean energy production and supply, sustainable port design, modal shift and flow optimisation and digital transformation. More information.


The GALATEA project aims to develop new cross-sectoral and cross-border value chains, supporting innovative SMEs, to foster the development of key “Blue Growth” industries in Europe. This development will be driven by the integration of technologies and knowledge from the aerospace and ICT sectors, to the following domains: ports, ships, shipyards and maritime surveillance. More information.

COREALIS (Fundatión Valenciaport)

The COREALIS project proposes a strategic and innovative framework, supported by disruptive technologies (IoT, data analytics, 5G networks, etc.) to enable ports to manage present and future capacity, traffic, efficiency and environmental challenges.

The proposed innovations aim to increase the efficiency of port operations and optimize land use, while being financially viable, respecting the principles of the circular economy and being at the service of the environment and the urban environment. All innovations will be implemented and tested in real operating conditions in 5 Living Labs, in the ports of Piraeus, Valencia, Antwerp, Livorno and Haminakotka. More information.

H2PORTS (Fundatión Valenciaport)

The H2Ports project is an Action aligned with the needs and objectives of the European Commission and the port industry. The objective is to provide efficient solutions to facilitate a rapid evolution from a fossil fuel based industry to a low carbon and zero emission sector. Hydrogen has been tested in other logistics and transport sectors as a solution for machinery and vehicles, so the action proposes different pilots to bridge the gap between prototypes and pre-commercial products.

Its cross-cutting objective is to carry out feasibility studies for the development of a sustainable hydrogen supply chain in the port, coordinating all the actors involved: customers, hydrogen producers, suppliers, etc. The expected results of the project are to test and validate hydrogen technologies on port machinery in order to have applicable and real solutions without affecting the performance and safety of port operations and producing zero local emissions. More information.


The objective of the PLANET project is to advance the European strategy for smart, green and integrated transport and logistics. Efficiently connecting infrastructure (TEN-T network corridors, Rail Transport Corridors) with new intercontinental ones (e.g. the future New Silk Road and emerging trade routes). Optimising the use of existing and emerging transport modes and technological solutions, while ensuring the equitable inclusion of all participants.

PLANET addresses the technological and logistical challenges implied by the rapid expansion of European transport networks and their integration into the emerging global trade corridors. In this regard, PLANET will assess the impact of such integration from geo-economic and technological perspectives: a) the geo-economic approach contemplates the modeling and specification of the dynamics of new trade routes and their impact on logistics infrastructure and operations, with specific reference to the TEN-T network; b) the technological approach addresses the adaptation of the EU logistics network through disruptive concepts and technologies (IoT, blockchain, Physical Internet, 5G, 3D printing, autonomous/automated vehicles, Hyperloop, etc. ) that can shape its future and address its shortcomings, in line with the concept of a federated network of platforms driven by the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF).

The project will design and develop 3 Living Labs including maritime and rail transport for intercontinental connectivity and provide the experimentation environment to design and exploit future integrated green corridors. More information.

SPROUT (Fundación Valenciaport)

The SPROUT project seeks to define a new innovative formula driven by cities themselves and based on data to address the impact of new mobility patterns, digital operating and business models and the needs of transport users. It aims primarily to place cities at the center of the urban mobility transition. Based on the solutions to urban mobility problems developed by six pilot cities: Valencia, Padua, Kalisz, Budapest and Tel Aviv (Europe) and Ningbo (China), the project work will focus on producing new, practice-based knowledge and tools that will contribute to an innovative policy response. More information.

SUMPORT (Fundatión Valenciaport)

The SUMPORT (Sustainable Urban Mobility in MED PORT cities) project aims to improve planning capacities, elaborate or update Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, as well as develop pilot actions related to sustainable mobility in six port cities: Valencia, Koper, Kotor, Durres, Igoumenitsa and Limasol.

The pilots to be developed in the framework of the SUMPORT project are related to the following areas: 1)extension or creation of bike lanes (Limasol, Durres and Kotor); 2) actions focused on promoting bike sharing systems (Valencia and Igoumenitsa), 3) simulations of maritime transport (Igoumenitsa); 4) implementation of carpooling systems for workers (Port of Valencia); 5) elaboration, updating or harmonization of the SUMP (Port of Valencia, Durres and Iguminitsa); and 6) enhancement of infomobility to promote public transport (Koper). More information.


5G creating opportunities for LOGistics supply chain INNOVation is a project that aims, by Vicomtech, to develop artificial vision technologies for the optimisation of processes in the port sector (H2020-ICT-2018-20). More information.


Algeciras, an intelligent, punctual and green port thanks to 5G.

It is crucial for administrations and companies that the services of the first Spanish port work like clockwork. Therefore, decision making using data is fundamental and, to obtain it, it needs advanced connectivity that Vodafone’s 5G is going to provide.

Its unbeatable strategic location and its range of port and logistics services have made the Port of Algeciras the leading Spanish port and the fourth at European level in terms of total cargo handled and passenger transport. In 2014, the Port Authority decided to update the port’s technology and innovation strategy in order to enhance its role as a business facilitator and orchestrator of the port ecosystem. To fulfil this mission, decision making using data is fundamental and to obtain it in an optimal way requires advanced connectivity, which Vodafone’s 5G connectivity provides. Francisco de los Santos, Technology Director of the Port of Algeciras, explains in detail what the smart connectivity of the Port of Algeciras consists of, and defines it as a smart, punctual and green port thanks to 5G.

The project has been an example of collaboration that will mark the future of the port sector within the 5G Andalusia Pilot programme, promoted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through, and which is being developed by Vodafone and Huawei.

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Decarbonisation projects

H2-LOGIN (FM Logistic)

The H2-Login project has been developed at the FM Logistics Centre in Illescas, an emblem of sustainability. It is a pioneering project in the Spanish and European logistics sector, and one of the first implementations of integrated green hydrogen projects, i.e. one that combines production and consumption on-site, taking advantage of the capacities of the logistics platform.

The hydrogen is produced in an electrolyser powered by photovoltaic electricity, which is generated in the logistics warehouses themselves, and energy from the electricity grid with zero-emission certification. The hydrogen produced is used to power goods handling trolleys in the warehouses and a fuel cell electric van. The whole package ensures that the carbon footprint of the goods movement is zero.

It is complemented by the investments that the FM Logistic group is making in energy efficiency and to have energy from renewable sources and accumulate it, so that by 2023 the building will produce more renewable energy than it consumes, i.e. it will meet the challenge of being “green energy positive”.

The project is a technological model and a paradigm of sustainability in the sector, as it guarantees emission-free logistics operations from the source of the energy to its final use.


Europe needs to identify on a large scale the major emitters in order to be in a position to firstly monitor and secondly reduce air pollution. LIFE GySTRA will provide the most effective solution to this problem, creating a global system to accurately quantify vehicle emissions in real driving situations, not only to monitor them, but also to support the creation of a policy to reduce them. This will be achieved through the use of a new remote sensing device adapted to current EU requirements: the RSD+. More informaction

Manual for the purchase of service vehicles / different propulsion technologies (CENIT)

A quarter of all man-made CO2 emissions are produced by transport, leading to an unsustainable and intolerable situation in our cities and metropolitan areas.  To reduce emissions for road transport, it is necessary to focus on technological advances and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. In response to these needs, we have seen the emergence of alternative energy powered vehicles such as electric and gas powered vehicles on the market.

The aim of this project has been to develop a guide for the procurement of alternative energy goods vehicles to fossil fuels for road transport companies.  The handbook is aimed at road transport companies/operators as a guide for the procurement of alternative energy freight vehicles.


FOODELIVERY: impulsando modelos de distribución más sostenibles en el retail alimentario gipuzkoano. FOODELIVERY es un proyecto, promovido y liderado por BASQUE FOOD CLUSTER en colaboración con ACLIMA y MLC ITS EUSKADI, que pretende identificar y promover aquellos modelos de distribución de alimentos más sostenibles.

FOODELIVERY, encuadra en el área programática de Alimentación Sostenible e hibrida con el área de Nueva Movilidad ya que aspira a:

  • Analizar y dimensionar el impacto ambiental de los diferentes modelos de distribución de alimentos a las personas consumidoras.
  • Estimar el potencial impacto que a futuro (2030) tendrán los modelos actuales en base a la evolución de la demanda.
  • Analizar la predisposición de las personas consumidoras hacia modelos de compra y distribución más sostenibles.
  • Co-diseñar de la mano de los principales agentes (sociedad, productores, empresas transformadoras y retailers), modelos de distribución que minimicen las emisiones de CO2.
  • Pilotar las iniciativas propuestas de cara a contrastar su aceptación de cara a su mejora y extensión.

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The ShineFleet project (Hydrogen-based Technology Solutions for intelligent and sustainable mobility of autonomous heavy-duty fleets) addresses the main areas of research related to the decentralised generation of hydrogen for use in heavy-duty trucks. Together with FM Logistic, six other companies and six research organisations are improving the level of development of multiple technologies through this pioneering project that will contribute to the decarbonisation of heavy-duty transport through research and development throughout the interrelated chain of hydrogen generation, vehicles and fleet.

Partially funded by the CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology) within its “Missions” programme, and supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, the project has been chosen within the “Sustainable and intelligent mobility” mission. It addresses in a coordinated, structured and interrelated way various aspects of the hydrogen value chain in mobility, which currently present a lower degree of development, which will allow the performance of this type of integral solutions to be improved in the future. FM Logistic, together with the rest of the consortium, formed by Técnicas Reunidas (leader), Avia Ingeniería, Carbotainer, Cikautxo, Idneo and Fractalia, will be supported in very specific areas of research by Tecnalia (Logistop partner), the Institute of Chemical Technology (UPV-CSIC), the Complutense University, the Autonomous University, the National Hydrogen Centre and Eurecat.

This project is part of FM Logistic’s objectives to demonstrate with tangible realities its commitment to sustainability, collective technological innovation and socio-economic development compatible with the improvement of the environment.

Pro-e-bike (ITENE)

This project aims to promote clean and energy-efficient vehicles, electric bicycles and electric scooters (e-bikes), for goods delivery and passenger transport. More information


The objective of this project, by Vicomtech, is the implementation of predictive analysis techniques for the autonomy of electric vehicle batteries based on various factors that influence their consumption. (CDTI 2020 Missions). More information.


BOOSTLOG’s vision is to transform the European R&D ecosystem in freight transport and logistics to optimally promote the generation of impact from investment in R&D, contributing to the objectives of the EU policy towards climate neutrality, the reduction of pollution, congestion and noise, the free movement of goods, internal security, the digital transformation of logistics chains and data exchange logistics ecosystems; and the sustainability and competitiveness of companies generating value for society. More information


Coordinated by CARTIF, the mySMARTLife project aims to create sustainable and green cities, increasing energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy and reducing CO2 emissions. More information


NEMO aims to create a turnkey solution whereby new systems are integrated into existing infrastructure to empirically measure emissions and noise emitted by individual vehicles. The new measurement systems, together with the implementation of new mitigation solutions, form a comprehensive and scalable solution to improve air quality and reduce noise impacts in EU cities. More information

HALLO - pilot cities for low-emission last mile delivery (CENIT)

The post-pandemic growth of e-commerce has raised concerns about the viability of small businesses surviving in a fossil fuel-free transport zone. The pilot study, led by the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) with consortium members from Sweden and the Netherlands and funded by EIT Urban Mobility and Horizon Europe, aims to create a test bed to help small businesses by incorporating them into the business model using cargo bikes and dynamic advertising. 


This project, a pioneer in the Region of Murcia, aims to contribute to the fight against climate change and to the conservation and recovery of a natural area rich in diversity. In this way, the reforestation will act as a carbon sink to extract more than 575 tonnes of carbon dioxide or CO2 from the atmosphere. More information

FRevue (ITENE)

This project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of using electric vehicles (as an alternative to traditional combustion vehicles) and logistics consolidation platforms for the urban distribution of goods. More information


Vitale by pHYnix is a pioneering and unique project that consists of a commercial-sized (10MW) green hydrogen production plant. Located in Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real, Spain), Vitale has completed the engineering phase and will start construction in October 2022. The plant will produce 1,450 tonnes of green hydrogen per year from the beginning of 2024 for the following uses:

  • Urban and interurban mobility and transport in the Community of Madrid.
  • Long-distance passenger transport.
  • Injection into the gas network for export.
  • Local industry.
  • Storage.

Vitale’s location is strategic due to its interconnections:

  • Road infrastructure for the transport and distribution of green H2 by road.
  • Railway infrastructure for transporting gas by train.
  • Proximity of the Regulation and Measurement Station for gas injection into the network (DSO).
  • Proximity of gas transport network (TSO).

Vitale by pHYnix is a green hydrogen production plant that will have its own photovoltaic plant for the supply of renewable energy, connection to the electricity grid through UFD’s 45kV substation, and the water supply necessary for the operation of the PEM technology electrolyser, the heart of the plant. More information.


Thanks to Vodafone’s IoT platform, the largest European logistics and temperature-controlled transport company has all the systems integrated into a single tool, and thus manages all the operations and facilities of its Smart Logistics City in Alhama de Murcia in real time. Primafrio Group relied on Vodafone’s IoT Platform to sensor all the company’s systems and subsystems and integrate them into a single technological solution. Thus, they can have all the necessary information for the management of the company in real time and access the data from anywhere thanks to the cloud. More information

Digitization and automation projects

Development of AI applications aimed at optimising the management of transport and associated logistics elements

Within the framework of Logistop’s Automation and Robotics Working Group, we are working on a proposal for a collaborative technological project in the framework of intermodal transport with several companies involved in the entire chain, to be presented in a call for proposals linked to the Next Generation Funds.


Research into new flexible solutions based on AI and IoT patterns for safer, more efficient and sustainable 5.0 production (HUMAIN): industrial research into vertical enabling technologies such as additive manufacturing of metal parts and their post-processing on the one hand, and new processes based on collaborative human-robot robotics such as robotisation of packaging in warehouses on the other. Promoting these technologies through the use of Artificial Intelligence, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and artificial vision, all leading to digitised manufacturing processes that generate lower levels of waste, more versatile processes and higher quality.

Among others, BAMA, CENTUM and CARTIF are taking part.

Innovation Guide for Logistics (CENIT)

The objective of this project has been to develop a guide for small companies, in the field of road transport companies, in order to provide them with decision-making tools for digital transformation. First, an analysis of the operations in small road transport companies and of the technologies mainly used in the industry was undertaken to identify the main operations and common characteristics in these companies.  A methodology was then proposed to rank the importance of the technology and the potential benefit of its implementation. The user is guided, both qualitatively and quantitatively, through the best technology choice. Secondly, once a technology is suggested through this assessment, the implementation and fit of the technology is evaluated in terms of infrastructure, personal requirements and other technological requirements to support the final decision.

FENIXT (Clúster de movilidad y logística de Euskadi)

FENIX desarrollará la primera arquitectura federada europea para el intercambio de datos al servicio de la comunidad logística europea de transportistas, proveedores de servicios logísticos, proveedores de infraestructura de movilidad, ciudades y autoridades con el fin de ofrecer interoperabilidad entre cualquier plataforma individual existente y futura. El proyecto plantea nueve pilotos en los diferentes corredores principales de la Red Transeuropea de Transportes (RTE-T). El corredor Atlántico centrará sus casos de uso en el escenario Puerto Marítimo – Puerto Seco con el Puerto de Bilbao como actor principal. Los principales objetivos de FENIX son establecer una red federada de agentes de transporte y logística en toda Europa, que permita compartir la información y los servicios necesarios para optimizar la RTE-T; demostrar la viabilidad operativa y los beneficios a través de los pilotos nacionales organizados: centrarse en probar las capacidades de interoperabilidad logradas; y establecer el programa de construcción de comunidades de corredores de la UE y promover los beneficios para los participantes en términos de reducción de costos y emisiones de GEI.  More information.


The project aims to encourage multimodal freight transport, improving its competitiveness and efficiency, through the development of innovative technological solutions and their integration with existing logistics systems. This will enable a more efficient and sustainable management of freight flows at airports, ports, dry ports and various logistics nodes, taking into account the requirements of all stakeholders, economic, environmental and social aspects.

FOR-FREIGHT solutions will focus on the end-to-end optimisation of multimodal logistics processes and on improving access to transhipment services through different proposals. To promote the adaptation of these proposals, FOR-FREIGHT will develop three test cases in three operational environments: Valencia (Spain), Piraeus (Greece) and Galati (Romania). More information


Research into intelligent and sustainable naval solutions for the automation of advanced logistics processes and intermodality from the port to the last mile (Clean Ports 5.0): the need for the project is framed within the framework of improving complete port logistics, reaching actions in the last mile, fundamentally working on advanced automations (with Artificial Intelligence) and global optimisations, always supported by sustainable energy actions. In order to achieve this objective, the consortium is balanced, with complementary companies in the field of action and with technological capacity, but which must collaborate in different fields of action in order to tackle the actions proposed. The main objective of the project is to improve logistics processes for the complete handling of goods at a multimodal level (containers, bulk, pallets and last mile parcels) by incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) and collaborative robotics in the automation of processes, optimisation platforms, new more sustainable vehicles, the incorporation of renewable energies and energy vectors such as hydrogen.

Participants include FM Logistic, Aquiles, CARTIF, TECNALIA and IGNIS.


The CONDOR – Cognitive Computing Designed for Resilient Cities project aims to advance the implementation of context-aware cognitive interactive environments, increasing the levels of sustainability and quality of life of the people who inhabit them. The overall objective is the implementation, evaluation and transfer of interactive, flexible, scalable and cost-effective cognitive contextual interactive environments, enabling new applications and business models in multiple cross-cutting areas and applications. More information.


It aims to facilitate effective planning and optimisation of transport operations in the supply chain, taking advantage of the ever-increasing amount of real-time data from the logistics environment. More information


TANGENT project aims to develop new complementary ICT tools for optimising traffic operations in a coordinated and dynamic way from a multimodal perspective and considering automated/non-automated vehicles, passengers and freight transport. TANGENT will allow the precise knowledge and management of the mobility flows among the transport modes and will enable the implementation and integration of innovative mobility solutions, services and business models. More infomartion


The Contact Centre and other Vodafone tools are proving to be definitive in satisfactorily dealing with the large volume of requests and queries from Hefame customers, one of the country’s major pharmacy distributors.

Vodafone’s Contact Centre is proving to be definitive in satisfactorily attending to the large volume of requests and queries from Hefame’s customers, and the Data Centres are proving to be crucial in sustaining the robustness of all internal and customer-facing services.

More information.


Safer Transport for Europe Platform (STEP) is the Vodafone cooperative mobility solution that helps road users and road operators to make mobility safer, more secure and accessible.

The STEP platform solves the problem of mobility data fragmentation by distributing data and mobility insights across all different types of traffic and transportation domains all over Europe.

More information.


Thanks to Tacogest (a combination of tachometer software and hardware) and the geolocation of the 80 trucks of Transportega, a logistics company, managers know at all times the status of the routes and all the data involved (arrival times, unloading, speed, drivers’ rest times). And all this data is stored in the cloud, which also has Office 365 office automation tools provided by Vodafone. More infomartion


The objective of R3GROUP – Resilient, Rapid and Reconfigurable Production Process Chains> is to develop and demonstrate resilience strategies for reconfiguration. The project will conduct industrial demonstrators in different manufacturing sectors (automotive, metal products manufacturing, rubber and plastics, garments, household appliances) facing various reconfiguration problems (scaling up or down, introduction of new suppliers, accommodation of multiple product variants, resilience to unforeseen events), involving end-users operating with different business models (B2B, B2C) and in different positions in the value chain (OEM, Tier 1). More information on this link and on the CORDIS website.


His client, a company in the chemical sector, has a robotic picking station whose performance is not meeting expectations. Specifically, the Robot, on average, is only occupied 60% of the time due to inefficiencies in the management of the references to be handled and palletised.

It has developed a tool to optimise the management of the references that reach the robot in order to minimise robot waiting times and maximise picking operations, reaching 80% robot occupancy time.

More information.

Transforming Transport (CARTIF)

The Transforming Transport project (48 partners with expertise in transport, logistics and ICT) demonstrated, in a realistic, measurable and replicable way, the transformative effects that Big Data can have on the mobility and logistics market. Thirteen pilots were launched in 7 domains: highways; connected vehicles; rail infrastructures; ports; airports; urban mobility and e-commerce logistics. More information

CS4CONNECT (Clúster de movilidad y logística de Euskadi)

Modelo para la transformación digital de la cadena de suministro en la Industria 4.0. Con el objetivo de impulsar y facilitar la toma de decisiones empresariales, especialmente en entorno PYME, respecto al proceso de digitalización industrial, de cara a incrementar su competitividad. More information.


A digital trust framework for the logistics environment. The project will investigate how to achieve a greater degree of trust, interoperability and cybersecurity between companies in their logistical processes, without this entailing a major change in the way companies work.

The project, which is part of industrial research, is structured in two phases. The first phase involves the design of a solution that meets the needs of the market together with laboratory tests to obtain a better understanding of the technologies applied to the logistics sector. In the second phase, a prototype of the system will be developed with which to carry out validation tests in laboratory environments through a demonstrator. More information.


The aim of iNGENIOUS is to design and evaluate the Next Generation Internet of Things technology to contribute to the digitisation of supply chains. To do so, different technologies will be tested, such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, etc. Six use cases will be carried out to validate the technologies developed in the project and focused on the automation of loading and unloading processes in terminals and warehouses; geolocation in the transport of goods by train and ship; and the development of systems for the prediction of events and the exchange of documentation in transport and logistics operations. More information.


DISCO will develop and demonstrate – under real-life conditions – a federated European urban freight (UF) data space as a one-stop-shop for data exchange on digital urban logistics solutions and smart tools for ambitious decision making. It will be a real-life oriented and distributed continental Ten-T ecosystem to prove its value through proven and replicable Use Cases (UCs) based on innovation drivers to codify the concrete transformation of urban planning and land use through an open and collaborative UF Data Space with a smart governance model.

The DISCO UF Data Space is a voluntary (incentivised), co-created and open framework for achieving radical transformation and partnership in purpose-driven data sharing, enabling smart access, fast and efficient resource acquisition, and focused provision, improving the knowledge and capacity of city authorities and planners by ensuring the future availability of data for dynamic (and predictive) integrated urban logistics planning, synchronising real-time demand for transport and storage with logistics supply, (e.g. how Uber matches demand for private car transport services with its fleet of drivers).

DISCO will support European urban logistics actors in reducing the economic, social and technical dependency on private digital platforms owned by large global providers by extending the scope of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) that converge with data-driven Sustainable Urban Logistics Planning (SUPL), expanding them beyond traditional urban boundaries (e.g. rural areas, towns and suburbs), cities and urban areas according to the World Urbanisation Prospects ) and beyond Covid-19, to optimally manage, monitor and dynamically predict city freight flows, changing the accessibility of urban nodes by adequately serving the Functional Urban Area – FUA at a larger, mixed-use and flexible scale, and delivering advanced and well-informed planning and optimised, purpose-oriented land use within a TEN-T and global dimension.

Call: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D6-02. Proposal title Data-driven, integrated, synchromodal, collaborative and optimised urban freight transport metamodel for a new generation of urban logistics and planning with data exchange in European Living Labs.


CONDUCTOR project aims to design, integrate and demosntrate advance, high-level traffic and fleet management that will allow efficient and globally optimal transport of passengers and goods, while ensuring seamless multi-modality and interoperability. More information on this link and on the Cordis file.


As a result of the recent pandemic, global value chains have completely transformed. This has raised concerns over the ensuing social, economic and environmental trends and related impact on the way supply chains are organised. In this context, the EU-funded ReSChape project will analyse social, economic and environmental changes and disruptions, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and evaluate their impact on supply chains. New supply chain models will be proposed, aiming towards a more streamlined supply chain process to assure humans (workers, consumers and in general citizens) are at the centre of the business also thanks to new digital technologies. It will also study how to ensure positive social impacts and innovative policy scenarios will be developed with recommendations to support the future supply chains. More information on the project website, on the CORDIS website, on the DEUSTO website and on the ZLC website.


Integral system for digitalisation and supervision of processes in large infrastructures for flow control and intelligent traceability of STOCK. Vicomtech’s objective is the implementation of artificial vision technologies for the automation and optimisation of logistics processes (Hazitek 2020). More information.


Vodafone’s IoT solution has enabled CASI (Cooperativa Agrícola San Isidro), Europe’s leading agricultural cooperative in tomato sales, to reduce order tracking times, be more efficient and avoid errors when sorting and distributing goods.

The enormous possibilities of Internet of Things (IoT) technology allow sensors and devices to be interconnected and controlled from a single control in the cloud. Vodafone’s IoT solution, through a system of beacons and tags, allows any order to be located instantly and prevents errors in the loading of products for distribution. More infomartion


Logistics is starting to predict where to deliver before the order is received. The multinational DHL is applying the conclusions it draws from the big data from its own shipments and the market in general to predict what, when and where it will have to deliver in the near future. On the other hand, and with regard to their internal processes, DHL delivery drivers are also equipped with terminals and technologies that allow them to optimise routes and fleets, based on managing data on mileage, times, volume of packages, etc. More infomartion


AI-CUBE aims to improve the understanding of the different digital technologies related to artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data (BD) applied in industrial processes for all SPIRE sectors (cement, ceramics, chemical, engineering, minerals, non-ferrous metals, steel and water). Therefore, close collaboration with industry is essential to achieve a thorough understanding of the possible areas of AI application in processes, technology, sensor applicability and assessment of their level of implementation. More infomartion

Circular Economy projects

LOOP Ports (AP de Gijón)

The Port Authority participates as a stakeholder in the LOOP PORTS Project. The main objective of this project is to facilitate the transition towards a more circular economy in the port sector, where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible and waste generation is minimised. The project, through the creation of a Ports for the Circular Economy Network, provides an innovation ecosystem that aims to stimulate the implementation of circular economy initiatives in European ports. The network will mainly focus on the following materials: metals, plastics, cements and biomaterials. More information


Research and development of an Indicator Model aimed at increasing circularity in the company.

The main objective of the project is to investigate how to develop an indicator model that allows the integration of the Circular Economy (CE) in the organisation and in the 9 areas or departments of an organisation (management, commercial department, marketing, product/service development and/or R&D, production, purchasing and procurement, TSS, ICT, general services) and that contemplates the relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This project carries out research in the field of Circular Economy indicators and promotes cooperation with the business clusters (ACLIMA, GAIA and Mobility and Logistics) that will help: i) to contrast the research, ii) to seek synergies in CE between the companies of the different clusters, iii) to disseminate and disseminate the research and, iv) to highlight the importance of the Circular Economy in the future of companies in the territory of Gipuzkoa. More information.

WASTE4Think (Deusto)

The main objective of this project is to move towards a new paradigm of waste management, moving away from traditional finalist treatment and disposal models towards new models of recycling and recovery of materials based on the principles of the Circular Economy. More information


Calculation of the Environmental and Carbon Footprint in SMEs in the mobility and logistics sector and creation of an ad-hoc tool.

The aim of the project is to develop an ad-hoc tool for the calculation of the Corporate Environmental Footprint (CEF), which will assess the behaviour of the Organisation in several impact categories, among which at least the Climate Change Potential (allowing the SME to calculate its Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) with scope 3), Water Consumption or resource depletion will be considered, without ruling out the incorporation of any other category of interest for the participating SMEs, together with an associated guidance document. This tool will allow SMEs to know the environmental footprint and carbon footprint of their organisation in order to better respond to the demands for environmental information received by their customers, to anticipate possible requirements that may be imposed at regulatory level and to improve the management of the organisation by improving its environmental impact, without the need to outsource the calculation, or for the SMEs’ staff to acquire specialised knowledge in environmental impact assessment. More information


ToNoWate – Towards A New Zero Food Waste Mindset Based On Holistic Assessment aims to provide data and tools based on science and evidence that allow selecting the most appropriate food loss and waste reduction strategies to contribute to building new circular economy models in the agri-food sector. More information


The OPTIWASTE – AI, Deep Learning And Machine Learning Engine For Waste Logistics Optimisation project seeks to minimise the economic cost, CO2 impact per kg managed and optimise the recyclability and consequent “circularity” of the waste managed in the selective collection processes through the application of massive data analysis technologies, Artificial Intelligence AI, deep learning and machine learning. More information