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PEOPLE BiLOG 2019 participation
PEOPLE represented the PIXEL project at the BiLOG conference which took place from 16th to 17th of October at La Spezia Italy. PIXEL is an EU project in the framework of the Horizon 2020 calls which aims to increase the European small and medium ports’ efficiency while at the same time reducing their environmental impact by leveraging on the use of IoT. BiLOG is a conference that is taking place in the city of La Spezia and is organized every two years in order to create a special occasion for professionals and authorities across Europe to discuss on the sustainable, connected and resilient topics relative to sea logistics and supply chains. Leonidas from PEOPLE was a speaker at the Port of the Future round table discussion and he presented the value PIXEL is trying to create by modelling ports’ activities and measuring environmental indices with the use of environmental sensors.
Energy and climate impacts of lightening the weight of containers
We are pleased to announce that we are now cooperating with the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), in order to examine and calculate the mitigation of CO2 emissions, in freight transport, by replacing conventional containers with our newly developed lightweight containers. The study will focus on 40-tonne trucks, long-distance trains and containerships.
Second phase of Container<sup>2.0</sup> Tests
We successfully completed the second phase of Container2.0 tests in August 2019 in China. The next step is to certify our product and test it in the real environment. Stay tune.
We're testing our newly developed lightweight container system
We successfully completed the first phase of tests in December 2018 in the UK. We are now heading to China. In July we are planning to manufacture and test our 40ft HC box and 45ft PW box that comprises weight reduction, minimized maintenance and enhanced the durability of the floor structure.
Container<sup>2.0</sup> patent application has received exceptional review
We are pleased to announce that our Container 2.0 patent application has received exceptional review in Europe. A patent grant is expected to follow soon ahead of global markets. We are also planning to file for additional patents on the unique design technology we are implementing in the Container 2.0.
EU Funding Grand Agreement signed for Pixel Project
We have been selected for an EU funding grant for the Pixel Project. As part of the Pixel project, we are working to enable a two-way collaboration of ports, multimodal transport agents and cities for optimal use of internal and external resources, sustainable economic growth and environmental impact mitigation. The Pixel project will leverage the latest technology enabling the exchange of data among ports and stakeholders. In doing so we can ensure the measurable benefits of efficient use of resources in ports, sustainable development and green growth of ports and their surrounding cities and regions.
International Patent for our lightweight container is filed
We are pleased to announce that we have filing for an international patent regarding our lightweight container project. The patent covers a number of innovative design features that provide the core concept of our lightweight container. Our patent application has been filed internationally throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
The future is technology. The future is PEOPLE.
We have now officially started on our journey, supported by our founding investors, to create incredible technology-based solutions. Our goal is to innovate and optimise global transport and logistics by creating solutions that will not only advance towards our environmental priorities but improve efficiency, save on energy and decrease operational costs.