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


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


Improving co-ordination and connectivity between European logistics clusters.


Making optimal use of an Open Network of Logistics Clusters

What will CLUSTERS 2.0 provide?


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 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.

Clusters 2.0 at DocksTheFuture 2019

Clusters 2.0 was presented on 4th April at the DocksTheFuture mid-term conference in Trieste, Italy. The conference was embedded within the Horizon 2020 programme and was aiming at presenting the latest developments in the designing of the Port of the Future. Consorzio IB Innovation, one of the consortium members, explained how the innovative solutions of Clusters 2.0 can contribute towards this goal. Clusters 2.0 is a Horizon2020 funded project that will advance more sustainable transport and logistics through transport planning…

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Clusters 2.0 4th plenary meeting held at Piraeus Container Terminal

The project partner Piraeus Container Terminal hosted Clusters 2.0 4th plenary meeting on 5th 6th February 2019 in the unique location provided by Port of Piraeus, one of the biggest in the Mediterranean sea and in Europe as a whole. The consortium presented the overall status of the project, focusing on the results reached so far under each Living Lab. For each of them, the status was presented, followed by a discussion regarding the strategy to adopt henceforward. After discussing the…

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Clusters 2.0 reviewed by the European Commission

The latest developments of Clusers 2.0 have been reviewed by the European Commission during a meeting with all consotium members hosted by AirCargo Belgium. The reviewed has assessed the progress of Clusters 2.0 towards its second half objectives. The impact of its results and solutions has also been acknowledged. The aim of receiving feedback and recommendations is to better plan the road ahead in order to ensure a successful execution of the project and to maximise its contribution to EU research and innovation programmes. During the…

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Clusters 2.0 project reaches midterm progress with remarkable results

The project shows its results to date and the challenges to be faced in the future. Five solutions have been presented with effective outcomes to the three Living Labs to validate the project achievements into a real business context. Clusters 2.0 consortium members and partners are proud to present the first results towards a more sustainable goods transport system in Europe. The project has reached the midterm and outlined three Living Labs in order to define the business model: Proximity…

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Clusters 2.0 at Innovation and Networking Days 2018

The Innovation and Networking Days 2018 took place on 21th – 22 th November in Torino (Italy) hosted by LINKS Foundation and co-organized by ISMB and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). This event allows innovators from industry, research and public administrations to meet, share, network and discuss different facets of a broad topic that, in this edition was How Information and Communication Technologies can support environmental sustainability of production, products and services. Vicent Pastor, R&D&I Funding Director at Enide, company part…

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Clusters 2.0 Newsletter #3

Our third CLUSTERS 2.0 Newsletter is ready for you! It includes: • An interview with Hilde Havermans from Nallian: What is the CargoStream Solution, the results already achieved and challenges ahead? • A description of Slot Booking App and the Massification Project • A report of the events where we participate, including the 4th International Conference on Railway Technology, second EHLIG meeting and much more!

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Collaboration methodology within logistics clusters document made public

Initial version of Cluster Community System Tool document has been published. The current document aims to explain and to particularize how a collaborative methodology within logistics clusters could be built towards the introduction of the innovative concept of the “massification” project. The present document is considered as the outcome of ‘Demand driven roles and local governance for smart specialized logistics clusters’ activity, and it has to be considered as a living document. Read the Collaboration methodology within logistics clusters document

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Initial version of Cluster Community System Tool document has been published

Initial version of Cluster Community System Tool document has been published The document presents the final shape of the Cluster Community System (CluCS) tool which results from an interactive process of progressive improvements. CluCS is an IT platform which functions as a connector between the Cluster’s different sub-systems and allows a coordinated management of multiple hubs with different specializations creating synergies and linking the Cluster to different TEN-T corridors. The document defines also the requirements for CluCS test phase. Read…

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CLUSTERS 2.0 presented during COREALIS first plenary meeting

CLUSTERS 2.0 presented during COREALIS first plenary meeting CLUSTERS 2.0 project was presented during COREALIS first plenary meeting in Antwerp on 4th of October. The aim of this presentation was to inform COREALIS consortium about the technological innovations made in the context of CLUSTERS 2.0 and how COREALIS can possibly capitalize on them. Elena Krikigianni from SEABILITY partner presented the main highlights about CLUSTERS 2.0 and how COREALIS could be benefited from the cooperation between these two projects. Some of the…

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Clusters 2.0 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723265

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