Clusters 2.0

It will use an Open Network of Logistics Clusters operating in the frame of Ten-T and supporting local, regional and European development, while keeping neutral the local impacts such as congestion, noise, land use and local pollution levels

Clusters 2.0

“If we want to reach the EU objective on modal shift for all transportation beyond 300 km and attract and strengthen competitiveness of local industries at the same time, we need to drive the development of an open collaborative network of hyper connected logistics multimodal clusters building on Ten-T”

CLUSTERS 2.0 will leverage the full potential of European Logistics Clusters for a sustainable, efficient and fully integrated transport system
Living Labs of CLUSTERS 2.0

Proximity Terminal Network & Cluster Community System

Located at Bologna Freight Village and Trieste Port, it will test and validate the Cluster Community System (CluCS)

Symbiotic Network of Logistics Clusters

Connecting TEN-T corridors’ hubs or hubs considered strategic in Clusters 2.0 together

Innovative Cluster Handling Technology

The vision of CLUSTERS 2.0

Co-ordination

Enhancing and advancing towards a better co-ordination between logistics actors in clusters

Connectivity

Improving co-ordination and connectivity between European logistics clusters.

Open

Making optimal use of an Open Network of Logistics Clusters

What will CLUSTERS 2.0 provide?

CargoStream

Establishing CargoStream a European wide community for freight sharing and collaboration (demand side)

Asset management

Optimized handover and asset management through real time services at depots and terminals

New Loading Units

Developing New Modular Loading Units and innovative handling and transhipment technology to accelerate handling processes within clusters for road and intermodal modes

Governance models

Newly developed governance models introducing the role of a neutral agent forming the basis for new business model

Enhanced services

Enhanced services on the supply side introducing the concept of Proximity Terminal Networks (PTN) enabled by enhanced information and asset management

Regulation

Regulation and policy enhancing the set-up of collaborative cluster environments

Projects related to CLUSTERS 2.0
Meet the team of CLUSTERS 2.0

Kick-off meeting at Dourges

The team

Logistics clusters still do not leverage their full potentials. Clusters 2.0 project has taken the challenge and incorporated all different kind of stakeholders that will be involved in specific Business Cases so value of Clusters 2.0 developments is demonstrated for all different kind of stakeholders participating in the logistics chain. One of the success factors of the project is to validate and demonstrate business cases making use of an Open Network of Logistics Clusters.

To achieve that, Clusters 2.0 incorporates the variety of organizations, roles and competences needed to succeed in this great challenge. It is worthwhile, stressing that many different distinctive key roles and competences are covered with the 29 Clusters 2.0 Partners for Clusters 2.0 project implementation.

Video about modular logistics units from VDV (Association of German Transport Companies)

The VDV (Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen = Association of German Transport Companies) has produced a interesting animation film on modern railfreight (Its about bringing beer to a family to watch a football match). Interestingly they show waggons with small containers (similar to NMLUs..)  and they point out the horizontal transhipping technique. Here you can see the video – in german -:

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Second Project Board Meeting in Karlsruhe

Clusters 2.0 Board Meeting – February 2018 The Second Project Board meeting was held at Karlsruhe (Germany) on 22-23 February 2018, hosted by PTV Group. The consortium has presented the overall status of the Clusters 2.0 project, focusing on the progresses made under each Living Lab. For each of them, the status was presented and a discussion regarding next steps were performed. Focusing on the Business orientation, the break down structure of each business ecosystem was shown, and plans on…

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Article about Clusters 2.0, by Milos Milenkovic from ZLC

Supply Chain Management Review published an article from Milos Milenkovic from ZLC about Clusters 2.0: “Cluster-Based Freight Corridors Could Drive Sustainable Logistics in Europe”. “A hyperconnected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the European Union’s goal of creating a sustainable, more efficient freight transportation system” Read the complete article at SCMR

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First Project Board Meeting in Bologna

Project Board Meeting – October 2017 Last October 2017, CLUSTER 2.0’s team met at Interporto Bologna for the first Project Board meeting. Responsibles from PTV, BlueGreen, ENIDE and more got together to discuss the future of logistics, with focus on efficiency and innovation. The meeting lasted two whole days; the first day mainly concentrated on Symbiotic Network of Logistics Clusters (based on CargoStream) and Proximity Terminal Network (PTN) updates, amongst other issues regarding CLUSTER 2.0’s organization, partner roles and next…

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Collaboration, digitalisation and sustainability for future logistics

A few weeks ago we interviewed Marcel Huschebeck, coordinator of CLUSTER 2.0, from PTV group, who discussed the changes in the world of logistics, the project’s ambitions and expectations, and also in which ways it differs from other projects. To begin with, it is necessary to define what a logistic cluster is: an agglomeration of several types of firms and operations: logistics service providers (transportation, 3PL), logistics operations (such as warehousing) and linked logistics industries (for example, ICT). Well established…

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Clusters 2.0 First Newsletter!

Dear Cluster 2.0 follower We’re thrilled to present to you our first CLUSTERS 2.0 Newsletter, which includes: The definition of a logistics clusters, its advantages for those who are part of it and its benefits for the environment. An interview with Marcel Huschebeck, coordinator of CLUSTERS 2.0 from PTV Group, where he discusses the project’s ambitions, expected results and how CLUSTERS 2.0 differs from other projects A recap and pictures from our first general meeting in Bologna A summary of…

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ALICE Infoday in Brussels

ALICE Infoday – December 14th December was a busy month. After the Clusters 2.0 executive board and ALICE’s Plenary meeting, our days in Brussels culminated with ALICE’s Info-day and Brokerage Event on H2020 funding opportunities for logistics. More than 90 participants from relevant companies in Europe attended and relevant topics were addressed in order to connect potential partners and to get a complete study of all the possibilities of improvement in the field. Clusters 2.0 was mentioned several times as…

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ALICE Plenary Meeting – December 13th

Many of the partners who had taken part in Clusters 2.0 executive board met again at ALICE (Alliance for Logistic Innovation through Collaboration in Europe) Plenary meeting in Brussels on December 13th. One of the major topics was the importance of ALICE’s roadmap renew al on Physical Internet, which now targets 2030 instead of 2050 and which will help not only all manufacturing industries, since it means reduced required investments, but also the environment. In this sense, a new ambitious…

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Project Executive Board at Brussels

CLUSTERS 2.0 Project Executive Board – December 12th and 13th On December 12th and 13th the Executive Board of Clusters met in Brussels, with the objectives to plan the upcoming innovations to improve the performance of logistic hubs around Europe. Procter & Gamble hosted the meeting, which consisted of important presentations by members from entities such as PTV, Nallian, Interporto di Bologna Innovation, Fraunhofer and more. The board discussed main issues such as supply chain approach, scope and priority within…

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TalkNET: Logistics and transport between sustainability and market needs

TalkNET: Logistics and transport between sustainability and market needs In the logistics sector the traditional way of thinking is still prevalent nonetheless many changes are coming. Disruptive innovations and reliable technologies are getting in the market. Knowing them is he first step to find the key to support a better transport sustainability. “Logistics and transport between sustainability and market needs” event goes in this direction promoting an open dialogue involving key players of the sector. Following the objectives of this event,…

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